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Play Recommendation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1531  Thursday, 15 September 2005

[1] 	From: 	Jim Blackie <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 14 Sep 2005 10:23:18 -0400 (EDT)
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1515 Play Recommendation

[2] 	From: 	R. A. Cantrell <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 14 Sep 2005 09:52:37 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1515 Play Recommendation


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From: 		Jim Blackie <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 14 Sep 2005 10:23:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 16.1515 Play Recommendation
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1515 Play Recommendation

Robert Projansky: "Taming of the Shrew, with "My tongue in your tail"? 
And I would think they would find it unacceptably sexist."

In 1963, somewhere in New Jersey (of all places) we high school freshman 
were treated to a "professional" presentation of many scenes from WS; 
but the scene that awoke the most interest was that very scene and 
especially that line, which raised eyebrows and opened mouths, 
reflecting the shock of those students who, thinking WS was "boring," 
got an unexpected new view. "THIS is in Shakespeare?!!"

English class thereafter was alive with discussion and new-found 
interest. Is that inappropriate? I don't think so. Happily, students are 
still permitted to read Huckleberry Finn, despite the underlying tension 
caused by the racism of that time.

Jim Blackie

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From: 		R. A. Cantrell <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 14 Sep 2005 09:52:37 -0500
Subject: 16.1515 Play Recommendation
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1515 Play Recommendation

 >And I would think
 >they would find it unacceptably sexist.

In the same moment they could find a lifeline out of the political 
idiocy that is being foisted upon them as education.

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