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Thirteenth Night
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1679  Tuesday, 26 August 2003

From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Aug 2003 09:57:44 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 14.1671 Thirteenth Night
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1671 Thirteenth Night

This, from C David Frankel, is, of course, appropriate:

>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.

But perhaps it's the wrong analogy. If Coriolanus is performed in 75
minutes, half the "music" itself is missing.

Jack Heller
Huntington College

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