The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0610 Wednesday, 29 March 2000.
Date: Tuesday, 28 Mar 2000 09:52:35 -0500
Subject: 11.0590 Two Noble Kinsmen
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0590 Two Noble Kinsmen
>I notice that Penguin and in the middle of producing a new series of the
>Pelican Shakespeare. I was disappointed that it does not include the
>Two Noble Kinsmen in the list. Well over half of the critical attention
>paid to this play in the last century was dedicated to establishing its
>place in the canon and I find myself wondering why it has yet again
>been left out of the Pelican Series. Do any of the list members have an
>idea why this is so?
> Drew Whitehead
I'm going to really stick my neck out for some flaming here, but maybe
because the simplicity and silliness of the love/honor conflict seems
more like early French classical drama than mature Shakespeare. At
least that's the effect it had on me in my one experience of seeing the
show produced at Ashland.