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Gonzalo Question
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0624  Sunday, 2 November 2008

From:       Mark Bruce <
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Date:       Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 18:49:46 -0500
Subject: 19.0614 Gonzalo Question
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0614 Gonzalo Question

For what it's worth I would second this, also having played Gonzalo in the past: 
in some ways the speech _itself_ does feel a bit drawn out to me, and were it 
only a matter of cutting the speech, I could almost see it. What kills it for me 
is when I realize that cutting the speech necessitates cutting out the line just 
following (i.e. "and yet he'd be king on't"), which creates a perfect 
counterpoint to Gonzalo's drawn-out pontificating. I have a hard time imagining 
either Gonzalo's or Antonio and Sebastian's characters working quite as well 
thereafter with that exchange missing.

Mark Bruce

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