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Ghost Appearance
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0575  Monday, 1 March 2004

From:           John Reed <
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Date:           Sunday, 29 Feb 2004 10:28:51 -0800
Subject:        Reply to Ghost Appearance

It seems respondents are drifting into areas of discussion that might
feel comfortable for them: identity of actors in original productions.
Burbage, as Hamlet, reciting Shakespeare's lines to Shakespeare as
Player 1, instructing him how to act: that's nice.  I never thought of
it that way before, not being too concerned with the actors, and more
with the characters.

It is interesting, and yet I started the thread to pose uncomfortable
questions: is character appearance a variable on Shakespeare's stage?
If it is, is the Ghost appearance an instance of this?

What sayest thou?

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