The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0654 Thursday, 7 April 2005
From: William Godshalk <
Date: Wednesday, 06 Apr 2005 22:11:55 -0400
Subject: 16.0643 The Use of Rolls?
Comment: Re: SHK 16.0643 The Use of Rolls?
John Briggs questions the universality of theatre rolls: "all companies,
at all times, for all plays, for all roles? I think I was warning of
the dangers of extrapolation from limited data. After all, and for
example, a number of players could have shared a 'literary' transcript!"
I'm willing to be schooled. How would a number of actors share a
"transcript"? And why would they share a "literary" transcript? I take
it that a literary transcript was made as a presentation copy for an
influential person, not for theatre use.
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