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Re: Romeo Is Banished
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1605  Wednesday, 13 August 2003

[1]     From:   Jack Heller <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 10:48:44 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished

[2]     From:   Brian Willis <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 09:53:16 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished

[3]     From:   Mary Jane Miller <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 19:27:44 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished

[4]     From:   Mark Adderley <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 20:46:37 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished


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From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 10:48:44 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished

One may hope that your Chief of Police knows nothing about the stage
history and reception of Macbeth and Coriolanus.

Jack Heller
Huntington College

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From:           Brian Willis <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 09:53:16 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished

Speaking of Monty Python territory...

On the German TV. only episode, Eric Idle plays a modern day man who
claims that he wrote Shakespeare. When John Cleese points out to him
that he could not possibly have done so because the works are 400 years
old, Idle retreats and claims only the first act. Obviously it's funnier
when you see it, but it does go on a bit more in the Python style. Nice
to know that even Python can poke fun at the ridiculous authorship
question.

The German episode is available on the Monty Python Live DVDs.

Brian Willis

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From:           Mary Jane Miller <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 19:27:44 -0400
Subject: 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished

The discussion on R and J and censorship coincided with a probably dumb
question arising from reading the play right now. In all the times I
have taught it, I never noticed that Rosaline is related to the
Capulets: " my fair niece" I ii 70, is  juxtaposed with the line
preceding " Mine uncle Capulet" in case we are losing track of who is
who. If she is also  a Capulet, then she is also a dangerous choice, but
Romeo never mentions the relationship. Presumably, this means he is
already predisposed to forbidden fruit?

Mary Jane

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From:           Mark Adderley <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 20:46:37 -0500
Subject: 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.1595 Re: Romeo Is Banished

"It does seem just a little silly for a chief of police to argue against
Romeo and Juliet's production as a precursor to suicides,"

The demographics are different in Marshall, Missouri.  It's not ideal by
any stretch of the imagination, but suicide isn't quite the worry it had
been in before.  We are performing Romeo and Juliet in March 2004, but I
do intend to have our chief of police (who also adjuncts for my college)
help us with our workshops.

I'm very sorry to have been the cause of misunderstanding, and crave the
indulgence of the list.

Mark Adderley
Missouri Valley College

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