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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1555  Friday, 20 August 2004

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Aug 2004 14:20:41 -0400
        Subj:   New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey as RIII

[2]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Aug 2004 11:14:56 -0400
        Subj:   Anti-Bush HV CD


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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 Aug 2004 14:20:41 -0400
Subject:        New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey as RIII

The Governor Slips Out Under Cover of Gayness
By Tina Brown
Thursday, August 19, 2004; Page C01
Washington Post

New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's gay declaration of independence, when he
advanced downstage to muse about his inner turmoil, brought an oddly
Shakespearean turn to the national soap opera. The difference is that
when Shakespeare's Richard III goes on about what it's like to be a
hunchback, he's talking only to himself. That's what a soliloquy is -- a
character's inmost thoughts, overheard only by the audience. Whereas Jim
McGreevey was cleansing his soul in front of all the other characters in
the drama of a family and a state, including millions of strangers. His
thoughts are no longer inmost. They're outmost. . . . .

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13786-2004Aug18.html

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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 Aug 2004 11:14:56 -0400
Subject:        Anti-Bush HV CD

http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/music/stories/MYSA081804.1P.earle.1268cea7.html

Singer Earle takes aim at Bush in new CD
Web Posted: 08/18/2004 12:00 AM CDT
Jim Beal Jr.
San Antonio Express-News

And, with "Warrior," Earle goes old school with what amounts to a
music-driven epic-style poem.

"I had the riff and I knew it would be a spoken-word piece," he said. "I
turned on the television and Kenneth Branagh's version of 'Henry V' was on."

Using parts of "Henry V" as a blueprint, Earle had actor/director Bruce
Kronenberg read the lines. Earle recorded a track and then fit his words
into the meter.

"Iambic pentameter works," Earle said. "I used more of my vocabulary
than I usually use."

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