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no country for old men?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0142  Thursday, 9 March 2006

[1] 	From: 	David Richman <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 8 Mar 2006 10:49:18 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0134 no country for old men?

[2] 	From: 	Julia Griffin <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 08 Mar 2006 12:00:50 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0134 no country for old men?

[3] 	From: 	Marilyn A. Bonomi <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 8 Mar 2006 12:23:11 -0500
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0134 no country for old men?


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From: 		David Richman <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 8 Mar 2006 10:49:18 -0500
Subject: 17.0134 no country for old men?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0134 no country for old men?

But Adam is being carried onstage, even as Jacques is making those 
sophomoric "sans" remarks.  Adam is not by a long shot what Jacques is 
describing--isn't the juxtaposition the scene's point?  And Adam, not 
Jacques, was perhaps acted by Shakespeare.

David Richman

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From: 		Julia Griffin <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 08 Mar 2006 12:00:50 -0500
Subject: 17.0134 no country for old men?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0134 no country for old men?

On a brighter note, once yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang, there's 
apparently hope for honour, love, obedience, and troops of friends; 
provided you don't mess things up like Macbeth, in which case you will 
have the yellow leaf tout court.  Perhaps that tragedy, with its magical 
old king, offers a more dignified prognosis ..?

Julia

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From: 		Marilyn A. Bonomi <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 8 Mar 2006 12:23:11 -0500
Subject: 17.0134 no country for old men?
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0134 no country for old men?

Dave Evett said of Jacques: "I've always thought the 7 Ages pretty 
sophomoric, and like to imagine him as 19, and just back from the Grand 
Tour, where he talked for 6 minutes in Padua with a humanist and 9 
minutes in Paris with somebody who had talked to somebody who had talked 
to Montaigne."

Having, at the Yale Rep or at Long Wharf (they both did the play w/in a 
season or two of each other,) seen a young Paul Giamatti play Jacques 
quite well in rather this way (or so his reading of the part seemed to 
me!) I think Dave's hit it on the head... As likely to be Shakespeare 
mocking such a viewpoint as using Jacques as his mouthpiece to speak the 
Shakespearean viewpoint.

Mari Bonomi

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