The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0825 Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Date: Sunday, 09 Dec 2007 14:42:39 -0500
Subject: 18.0818 Understudies
Comment: Re: SHK 18.0818 Understudies
If actors retained their "parts," wouldn't "memorial reconstruction" be
a rather easy task? Get the actors' parts, and have a scribe reconstruct
the script. If only a few actors had their parts, then these "parts"
should be memorially reconstructed almost perfectly, not just with
greater fidelity. Of course, the parts extant are not always congruent
with the script as a whole, as Palfrey and Stern point out. O, for an
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