The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.059 Monday, 13 January 2003
Date: Friday, 10 Jan 2003 10:21:54 -0500
Subject: 14.046 Shakespeare's Accessibility
Comment: Re: SHK 14.046 Shakespeare's Accessibility
>Er, um, you may want to read the chapters on Shakespeare performance in
>Asia and Africa in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage,
>edited by Stanley Wells and Sarah Stanton, 2002. This material may
>somewhat temper these comments.
This is a very rich ore to mine, and a point well taken- Touche. My ox
is gored. Santayana observes that even ".at a man's most confident
thrust, he perceives that he, too, is wounded." We do not know, for
example, whether Shakespeare, or Plato as well as Beethoven, will be
acclaimed across the universe once we are in contact with intelligent
life; will we recognize alien masters, likewise? One notes the rise of
animal art with gallery exhibitions from apes & elephants I can't afford
to patronize, though without exception their managers are sapiens.
Life, if these extraterrestrial forms are based on Life, will ALL have
common essences. I wonder what Burkert or Propp would say. But, I found
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