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Scene for Three
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1583  Wednesday, 25 August 2004

[1]     From:   Phyllis Gorfain <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 09:28:26 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

[2]     From:   Stuart Manger <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 17:17:38 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

[3]     From:   Dan Smith <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 15:20:21 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

[4]     From:   Deborah Selden <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 09:57:53 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

[5]     From:   Lea Luecking Frost <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 10:50:24 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

[6]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 11:52:41 -0400
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[7]     From:   David Cohen <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 11:16:24 -0500
        Subj:   Fwd: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

[8]     From:   Matt Henerson <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 12:53:48 EDT
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[9]     From:   Kurt Daw <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 15:46:52 -0400
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From:           Phyllis Gorfain <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 09:28:26 -0400
Subject: 15.1572 Scene for Three
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

Susan,

Your wrote:

 >I am looking for a Shakespeare scene for two boys and a girl to work on...

 >Any suggestions?

I emphasize in-class scenes that, if necessary, ignore body-type.
Mostly women play men, given the lower number of women's parts in the
Shakespeare canon, but sometimes men play women. While this kind of
casting might evoke laughter if not done well, you would probably not
run into that problem since you might, given that your female student
has an assertive style, look for a three-hander scene  between three
males.  Many of these can be found: Antonio, Salerio, and Salanio from
I.i. in M of V; you'll find great scenes with Hamlet, Rosencrantz, and
Guildenstern; of course you'll locate many other possibilities (some
could be cut down, if needed) once you abandon gender or sex restrictions.

Phyllis Gorfain

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From:           Stuart Manger <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 17:17:38 +0100
Subject: 15.1572 Scene for Three
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

Final confrontation between Emilia / Othello and Iago?

H5, Katherine and her companion? OK so the effeminate boy has to play
the 'chaperon'. BUT there is comedy in the French? OR the forceful girl
plays H5?

Prospero / Miranda / Ferdinand - poss Wood carrying? Prosp watches from
afar and comments aside?

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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 15:20:21 +0100
Subject: 15.1572 Scene for Three
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

Your description sounds like the basis for legal action by your students
but still... how about Maria, Sir Toby and Sir Andrew (I.3).  Could work
even if your Sir Andrew is not very tall (lifts perhaps)

Dan Smith

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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 09:57:53 -0500
Subject: 15.1572 Scene for Three
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

How about adapting a Sir Toby / Maria or Viola / Sir Andrew / Clown
scene in 12th Night?

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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 10:50:24 -0500
Subject: 15.1572 Scene for Three
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

Susan St. John asked:

 >I was thinking about the Nurse, Romeo and Mercutio ("a
 >sail, a sail" but without Benvolio), but neither of these
 >boys is really a Romeo.  I can't seem to think of any
 >other scenes that might work for these three!
 >
 >Any suggestions?

Richard II 5.2 (with the Duke and Duchess of York and Aumerle) would
probably work pretty well...

Regards,
Lea

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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 11:52:41 -0400
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Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

 >I am looking for a Shakespeare scene for two boys and a girl to work on
 >in my acting class.  The girl is a rather strong presence on
 >stage...Lady M rather than Ophelia...the boys: one's a bit pudgy and
 >one's a bit effeminate.

TN,I.iii:  Maria, Sir Toby and Andrew Aguecheek

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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 11:16:24 -0500
Subject: 15.1572 Scene for Three
Comment:        Fwd: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

How about a scene from Twelfth Night, with the girl as Maria, the pudgy
boy as Sir Toby and the effeminate one as Sir Andrew?

David Cohen

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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 12:53:48 EDT
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Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

Hermione, Leontes and Polixenes at the top of "Winter's Tale."

Orsino, Viola, and Feste "Twelfth Night" II iv.

Imogen and the two brothers in "Cymbeline."

Matt Henerson

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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 15:46:52 -0400
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Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1572 Scene for Three

Concerning a scene for three:

Perhaps Isabella, Lucio and Angelo from Measure for Measure IIii?

Kurt Daw
Dean of Fine and Performing Arts
SUNY - New Paltz

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