2005

Dowd and Banquo

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0039  Monday, 10 January 2005

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 8 Jan 2005 21:40:13 -0500
Subject:        Dowd and Banquo

 From Defining Victory Down
By MAUREEN DOWD

Published: January 9, 2005

Mr. Scowcroft was not deterred. Like Banquo's ghost, he clanked around
last week, disputing the president's absurdly sunny forecasts for Iraq,
and noting dryly that this administration had turned the word "realist"
into a "pejorative."

http://nytimes.com/2005/01/09/opinion/09dowd.html


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Canterbury Tales - Knight's Tale

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0038  Monday, 10 January 2005

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Date:           Sunday, 09 Jan 2005 18:35:17 +0000
Subject:        Canterbury Tales - Knight's Tale

Here in the United States, the BBC AMERICA cable station has begun
showing a BBC series that supposedly updates several of Chaucer's
"Canterbury Tales."  The first episode, which they showed Saturday
night, was supposed to be based on the tale of the Wife of the Bath, but
the story they showed had very little to do with Chaucer in my opinion.

In two or three weeks, they have scheduled an episode which is supposed
to be based on the Knight's tale, which was also the basis of "Two Noble
Kinsmen."

Would one of Hardy's British readers, who might have seen this series
when it was shown on the BBC a year or so ago, care to comment?

Richard Nathan
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ABC Australia

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0036  Monday, 10 January 2005

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 08 Jan 2005 14:11:34 -0800
Subject:        ABC Australia

Believe it or not, this is for a Shakespeare project.

Will one of the Australian members please tell me if the Australian
Broadcasting Commission (ABC Radio) has commercials? If so, do you know
when they added this sponsorship, at least approximately?

Since the answer can't possibly be of interest to most members of
SHAKSPER, please direct your answer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and
please accept my thanks in advance.

All the best,
Mike Jensen

author site:
http://www.geocities.com/mikejensen16/michaelpjensen.html

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The Comedy of Errors Mixed with Aerosmith

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0037  Monday, 10 January 2005

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 8 Jan 2005 08:37:56 -0500
Subject:        The Comedy of Errors Mixed with Aerosmith

http://www.falcontheatre.com/aerosmith.htm

The Comedy of Errors mixed with Aerosmith

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Small Cast Productions

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0035  Monday, 10 January 2005

From:           D Bloom <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 8 Jan 2005 11:48:43 -0600
Subject:        Small Cast Productions

Awhile ago, mention was made of successful productions of S's plays
using very small casts. I would like to get some information from those
who have seen such productions:

1. How extensively was the script cut?

2. How were doubled characters differentiated? What kind of costuming
and make-up was used?

In reference to 2, I can see several problems. In ordinary doubling, the
actors have a fair amount of time to change costume and make-up.
Occasionally, they would have to be frenzied. But it appears to me that
with a small cast you would have constant frenzied changes. True?

Were the cast members uniformly young (on the assumption that it's
easier for a younger person look old and than an older look young)? Were
the men clean-shaven so that they could put on various beards and
mustaches to differentiate the characters. That sort of thing.

3. What plays have people seen produced in successful small-cast
versions? Are there plays that appear to be impossible?

Thanks,
don

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