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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0155  Wednesday, 29 January 2003

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[1]     From:   C. David Frankel <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jan 2003 09:58:36 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.0143 Re: Shakespeare Usurped

[2]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jan 2003 13:29:17 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0124 Re: Shakespeare Usurped


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From:           C. David Frankel <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jan 2003 09:58:36 -0500
Subject: 14.0143 Re: Shakespeare Usurped
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.0143 Re: Shakespeare Usurped

>I'm afraid I have to disagree with most of the preceding.  For me, an
>epic is a story in verse or some modern equivalent thereof
>that is told
>by a single person; a play is a story in verse or prose that is acted
>out by more than one person.  Period.
>
>As for Rowling, Tolkein and Shakespeare, I like them all.  Again:
>period.
>
>--Bob G.

I'm afraid I have to disagree emphatically with the above, at least as
regards plays.  Many plays have only one actor; I've directed two such
-- Vincent and St. Nicholas.

cdf

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From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jan 2003 13:29:17 -0600
Subject: 14.0124 Re: Shakespeare Usurped
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0124 Re: Shakespeare Usurped

Marcus Dahl  writes:

>Surely the face of the 'good' or 'evil'
>in these filmic Tolkein characters is a blank and meaningless assertion?

Can we-if it is necessary to refer to Tolkien's work in this list- refer
to the books and not the movies? The latter are wonderfully exciting and
have marvelous special effects but they have less to do with the books
than the Lambs' Tales have to do with the WS's plays.

(Yes, they lack a quality of "interiority" commonly found (and expected)
in 20th century literature. Deliberately so. That was not what he was
after.  Not surprisingly, this lack is also found in Medieval, 17th and
18th C literature.)

Cheers,
don

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