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Re: Shakespeare Usurped
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0168  Thursday, 30 January 2003

From:           Bob Grumman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Jan 2003 16:19:58 -0500
Subject: 14.0155 Re: Shakespeare Usurped
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0155 Re: Shakespeare Usurped

>>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.

>>--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

Maybe.  I'd call them monologues myself.  But I think my point is pretty
clear--even granting your point, and the fact that some epics no doubt
have been read by more than one reader.

--Bob G.

[Editor's Note: This thread appears to have run its course. If you wish
to continue this discussion, please do so privately. --Hardy]

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