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Thighs and Sighs
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1242  Friday, 11 June 2004

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 09:48:24 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1230 Thighs and Sighs

[2]     From:   David Cohen <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 12:23:49 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1230 Thighs and Sighs


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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 09:48:24 -0400
Subject: 15.1230 Thighs and Sighs
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1230 Thighs and Sighs

Graham,

This is rather far field from your concern about thigh wounds, but of
possible interest. In the opening sequence of Robert Bresson's Lancelot
du lac, one knight stabs another (both are fully armed) right into the
groin over protected only by chain mail before he can even draw his
sword. The idealizing film has knights dying all kinds of dishonorable
deaths. Blood flows immediately. Because Bresson used primitive special
effects, the opening sequence could be easily be mistaken for one from
Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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From:           David Cohen <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 12:23:49 -0500
Subject: 15.1230 Thighs and Sighs
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1230 Thighs and Sighs

 >Queries for the List's commonwealth of knowledge.
 >
 >What is the ratio (in recent productions - say last 5 years)  of use to
 >non-use of Portia's singing train to give Bassanio the "lead" clue - if

it is such - in M of V (TLN 1409-13) . . . .

If it is such?  How could it not be?  The song includes five words that
rhyme with lead: BRED, HEAD, nouriSHED, engend'RED; FED.

David Cohen

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