The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0208  Tuesday, 29 May 2012


From:        John Briggs <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         May 28, 2012 9:29:05 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Maria


Pete McCluskey wrote:


>The actor playing Maria could double as Antonio; Maria leaves 3.4 with

>enough time for a quick costume change to Antonio, and since his

>presence is needed in 5.1, Maria doesn’t appear.


No, that’s a worse doubling suggestion than Sebastian. Antonio and Sebastian exeunt together at the end of 3.3, and Olivia and Maria immediately enter together at the beginning of 3.4—that’s what I mean by “impossible exits/entries”. (Similarly, Maria, Sir Toby and Fabian exeunt at the end of 3.2, and Antonio and Sebastian enter together at the beginning of 3.3.)


John Briggs

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