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Brainstorming Classical Connections
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0293  Thursday, 19 April 2007

[1] 	From: 	David Frankel <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 14:19:34 -0400
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections

[2] 	From: 	Julia Griffin <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 14:24:47 -0400
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[3] 	From: 	Larry Weiss <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 14:36:40 -0400
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[4] 	From: 	Hannibal Hamlin <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 15:27:40 -0500
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From: 		David Frankel <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 14:19:34 -0400
Subject: 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections
Comment: 	RE: SHK 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections

 >I'm working on brainstorming a list of possibly fruitful pairings of
 >plays from Shakespeare's corpus and classical theatre. I'm looking for
 >obvious adaptations, of course (i.e. _Comedy of Errors_ and Plautus),
 >but also (and perhaps even more) for the quirkier, less direct pairings,
 >pairings that would produce not only connections but also
 >interesting/productive contrasts and conversations. The context for this
 >is an undergraduate course (a variant of the usual "Western
 >Civilization" sort of course that concentrates on art as a gateway into
 >the history) that calls for the inclusion of at least one classical play
 >and one of Shakespeare's--so I'd like, ideally, to put together two
 >plays that both clearly connect and clearly demonstrate differences
 >between Classical and Early Modern ideas. I've got a list of my own
 >going, but I'd love to hear others' ideas.

How about Troilus and Cressida and The Trojan Women?

Hamlet and Euripides' Electra (or Sophocles' Antigone)?

C. David Frankel
Assistant Director of Theatre
School of Theatre and Dance
University of South Florida

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From: 		Julia Griffin <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 14:24:47 -0400
Subject: 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections

Alcestis and The Winter's Tale might be interesting?

Julia

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Date: 		Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 14:36:40 -0400
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Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections

Seven Against Thebes + The Two Noble Kinsmen

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From: 		Hannibal Hamlin <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 15:27:40 -0500
Subject: 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections

How about King Lear and Prometheus Bound?  Or (for contrast) Pericles 
and Oedipus?  More obviously, there is Troilus and Cressida and any of 
the Troy plays (Helen, The Trojan Women, etc.).

Hannibal

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