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Ideal Reading of a Sonnet?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1087  Saturday, 9 December 2006

[1]     From:     Adam Smyth <
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    Date:     Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 11:53:47 -0500
    Subj:     Re: SHK 17.1081 Ideal Reading of a Sonnet?

[2]     From:     Abigail Quart <
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    Date:     Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 17:13:56 -0500
    Subj:     RE: SHK 17.1081 Ideal Reading of a Sonnet?

[3]     From:     Elliott Stone <
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    Date:     Saturday, 9 Dec 2006 10:44:00 -0500
    Subj:     ideal reading of a sonnet?


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From:         Adam Smyth <
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Date:         Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 11:53:47 -0500
Subject: 17.1081 Ideal Reading of a Sonnet?
Comment:     Re: SHK 17.1081 Ideal Reading of a Sonnet?

Bad sonnet readings are surely more entertaining than good ones: and the 
very apex of this category has to be Bryan Ferry's unintentionally 
hilarious performance of sonnet 18 on the 'Diana Princess of Wales 
Tribute CD'. Well worth a listen, if you can endure the embarrassment of 
acquiring the CD.

Adam Smyth.

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Date:         Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 17:13:56 -0500
Subject: 17.1081 Ideal Reading of a Sonnet?
Comment:     RE: SHK 17.1081 Ideal Reading of a Sonnet?

Best voices I ever heard speaking Shakespeare used West Indian accents: 
all butter and honey and passion.

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From:         Elliott Stone <
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Date:         Saturday, 9 Dec 2006 10:44:00 -0500
Subject:     ideal reading of a sonnet?

I just want everyone to be aware that there are several good Shakespeare 
"gets" in this movie "VENUS" (just about to be released).

It doesn't approach the "gets" in "SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE" but of course 
that screen play was written by Tom Stoppard.

I love listening to Helen Vendler. You say 18. She then recites "Shall I 
compare--etc." You say 101. She then recites "O truant Muse--etc.

She has them all in her head!
She is a genius!!

Don't ever sell her short. If she wants to be humble then so be it. I am 
always amazed and humbled in her presence.

Best,
Elliott H. Stone

P.S. The movie critic for the Boston Globe told our movie club that 
Peter O'Toole will more than likely win the Oscar for his performance in 
"Venus."
 
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