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Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0637  Wednesday, 2 April 2003

[1]     From:   Claude Caspar <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 12:58:09 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0625 Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind

[2]     From:   Sam Small <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 23:39:55 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0625 Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind


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From:           Claude Caspar <
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Date:           Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 12:58:09 -0500
Subject: 14.0625 Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0625 Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind

>>There are only 6 things of earthy importance.  Love, sex, water, food,
>>shelter and storytelling.
>
>Good thinking, Sam. And while we're at it, here's one
>that really gets my goat: all this nonsense about Beethoven
>being such a big deal and he just used the same twelve notes
>everybody else used. The scale's the thing and always will be.
>Power to the uninspired! Long live the roots of genius and
>shame on the geniuses - vain, glory seeking selfish people
>that they are!  Those stories and scales are enough for me
>and Sam.

If you include the goat, you can scrape by with only four things.

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From:           Sam Small <
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Date:           Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 23:39:55 +0100
Subject: 14.0625 Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0625 Re: Critical Encounters of the Negative Kind

"Those stories and scales are enough for me and Sam".

Oh, Ted Dykstra, thou student of the art of sarcasm!  How can you equate
scales with stories?  Scales are boring but necessary - good stories are
thrilling and necessary.  Story, or plot, provides the conflict for
which we yearn for resolution.  My point is that Shakespeare's plays
rested entirely on the tried and tested plots which he knew thrilled.
Story is what connects to people.  In fact content without story is like
playing scales to an audience - insanely boring.

SAM SMALL
http://www.passioninpieces.co.uk

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