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Thirteenth Night
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1671  Monday, 25 August 2003

From:           C. David Frankel <
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Date:           Saturday, 23 Aug 2003 10:56:05 -0400
Subject: 14.1660 Thirteenth Night
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.1660 Thirteenth Night

It might help, sometimes, to think of theatrical performance more in the
tradition of jazz.  The texts exist, in their various formats, and
people do with them what they will.  No performance, either on stage,
film, or video, will ever be "authentic" to the "original" text and
"original" performance.  Take the things on their own terms; there will
undoubtedly be enough to criticize and praise without having to resort
to line counting.  The film of The Maltese Falcon is not the book -- but
it's a great film and the book's not too shabby, either (fill in your
own examples).

cdf

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