2004

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1172  Wednesday, 2 June 2004

[1]     From:   Colin Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 01 Jun 2004 10:37:52 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1165 Films

[2]     From:   W Lin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   02 Jun 2004 12:14:09 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1165 Films


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From:           Colin Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 01 Jun 2004 10:37:52 -0700
Subject: 15.1165 Films
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1165 Films

Martin Steward writes:

 >No, they were all played by boys. The idea that they might be played by
 >girls on the public stage never entered into anyone's head.

The Italians and French certainly had girls on the stage. So whose empty
heads did it never enter? Or is this yet again "it could only happen in
England"?

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From:           W Lin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           02 Jun 2004 12:14:09 +0100
Subject: 15.1165 Films
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1165 Films

I would just like to say something about the latest Harry Potter movie.
A singing scene in the earlier part of the film uses lines from Macbeth
as its lyrics.

Song: Double Trouble

Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble Double,
double, toil and trouble Something wicked this way comes.

Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork
and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and howlet's wing.

Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble Double,
double, toil and trouble

Something wicked this way comes.

In the cauldron boil and bake, Fillet of a fenny snake, Scale of dragon,
tooth of wolf, Witches' mummy, maw and gulf.

Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble Double,
double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Something wicked this way comes.

As the Harry Potter movies are popular among teenagers and younger
children, I do hope they enjoy the song and can appreciate the rhyme and
Shakespeare's language art. Maybe through this they also learn a
different meaning of the word 'wicked'. Just a thought. Hope it is not
completely irrelevant.

Wan-yu Lin

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