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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0041  Friday, 1 February 2013

 

[1] From:        Harry Berger Jr < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         January 31, 2013 12:01:32 PM EST

     Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Pale Fire 

 

[2] From:        Charles Weinstein < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         February 1, 2013 7:39:46 AM EST

     Subject:     FW: Pale Fire 

 

 

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

Date:         January 31, 2013 12:01:32 PM EST

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Pale Fire

 

It would be nice if we could move on past the Weinstein issue. The comments are getting nitty and not really worth anyone’s attention.

 

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

Date:         February 1, 2013 7:39:46 AM EST

Subject:     FW: Pale Fire

 

1. In fact, before Timon, I hadn’t seen Beale perform for nearly a decade. I long ago stopped seeing him in the theater. Timon was a filmed play; it was shown at a local cinema; and the tickets were modestly-priced. As Peter Holland notes, one doesn’t get the chance to see Timon all that often.  Moreover, since Beale has been a chronically contemptuous actor, I thought that he might have a special affinity with the role. (He did, but it wasn’t enough). In short, the idea that I constantly subject myself to Beale’s performances is untrue. So yes, Peter Holland is missing something, and quite a lot if he thinks that Beale is a “superb actor.”

 

2. I am happy to include Gabriel Egan among my readers, although we may disagree about permissible usage. I am aware of Egan’s long-standing effort to stave off the barbarians (see SHK 9.0247), but they are harder to identify than he thinks.

 

--Charles Weinstein

 
 

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