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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.083  Saturday, 3 March 2012

 

From:        Cheryl Newton < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         February 27, 2012 4:35:58 PM EST

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Cruppers

 

Tom Reedy < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > wrote about Harry Berger’s comment,

 

>>During his stringent and persuasive review of the 1964 Hamlet 

>>at Elsinore Charles Weinstein complains about “a crupperful of 

>>bad performances.” That’s an interesting figure, but it puzzles 

>>me: how do you fill a crupper?

>

>Perhaps he mistyped the wrong vowel?

 

Well - a crupper is ideally positioned to catch the horse’s poo. So maybe Weinstein is complaining that the performances are full of sh*t, (Excuse the coyness. I don't know what filters you have.)

 

~Cheryl

 
 

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