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    Antony and Cleopatra anyone?

    Would anyone care to (re-)read Antony and Cleopatra with me?
    I'm going to watch it in London this next January, so I'd like to reread it.
    I'm also willing to (re-)read and discuss any other Shakes play

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    Sleepy, several of us are trying to start a Shakespeare read forum, kind of like the book forum but with Shakespeare plays. We were going to start in December. Did you want to start with A&C? A couple of us had thought it might be best to start with 12th Night since Christmas is here.

    As an aside, yes I would like to re-read A&C, whether with the forum or not.
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    That's a great idea with the Shakespeare forum, Virgil ! I haven't read about it around here, but that was probably during the time I was deprived of internet access. But anyway, I hope I may join your club in December ? I'd love to read some more of Willy's plays!

    I'm with you reading Antony and Cleopatra, Sleepy . Just give me a poke into my side when you want to start .
    Oh, I so envy you for watching the play on a London stage ! I have been to Stratfort-upon-Avon two years ago, and saw A Midsummer Night's Dream being performed a stonethrow away from Willy's birthplace . It was really worth the trip .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schokokeks View Post
    That's a great idea with the Shakespeare forum, Virgil ! I haven't read about it around here, but that was probably during the time I was deprived of internet access.
    No, we (Janine, Petrarch, ShoutGrace and I) just thought this up over the weekend. If you go to the Horatio thread, towards the end we discuss it's possibilities. Scher has PM'd me and said she will set something up. Actually I was proosing starting with Twelfth Night as the first play, since it relates to Christmas.
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    blach, Henry VI, IV or whatever Henry... yikes, Scher, you'll have to flog me through these well, I'll have to read them sooner or later, so why not sooner
    this Shakes discussion group is a great idea

    Virgil and Schoko, if you fancy a private read of Antony and Cleopatra, I could get started on it next week or whatever suits you best and then we can discuss it in here.
    Schokokeks, the tickets were 40 pounds each and the fligth 134 Euros, plus we'll be staying at a youth hostel for 2 nights because there's no flight back on the same day (we= boyfriend and me)
    so it's something like 250 Euros each, not including the money we'll have to spend on food and tube tickets.

    I know I'm crazy But it stars my fave actor Patrick Stewart and when I was a kid I used to dream of seeing him act live. At that time it seemed about as realistic as meeting Santa Clause but meanwhile I've watched Stewart twice and I'm not going to sit here pinching my pennies and regretting not having gone to watch him again

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    Oh you're Patrick Stewart obsession. Is he Antony, I would guess? I think he would fit the role well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil View Post
    Oh you're Patrick Stewart obsession. Is he Antony, I would guess? I think he would fit the role well.
    yep he is the funny thing is, he also played Enobarbus before in another RSC production. I've got it on video tape.
    erhem, it's a great play, that's why I want to see it

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    Sleepy--I'm always happy to talk about A&C. I did annotations for it about a year ago and developed a fondness for it then. Have fun seeing Patrick Stewart. I'm green with envy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyWitch View Post
    I know I'm crazy
    Nej, this is passion !!
    Never mind the money, you're not wasting it on exclusive make-up or diamond pants or whatever, but it's ed-u-ca-tion , and you'll surely enjoy yourself on your trip. God, I'm so envious !
    Oh, I didn't know Patrick Steward ever did anything beside Star Trek Next Generation . Did I mention education before ?

    I'm ready for Antony and Cleopatra as soon as you are .
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    I'll start this weekend. I hope we can get a good discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schokokeks View Post
    Oh, I didn't know Patrick Steward ever did anything beside Star Trek Next Generation . Did I mention education before ?
    Oh he's quite an accomplished Shakespearen actor. He stared in the movie version of Twelfth Night and he played Claudius in the BBC version of Hamlet many years ago.
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    Patrick Stewart as Enobaraus:



    As Claudius w/ Derek Jacobi as Hamlet:



    Ooops, That was Ben Kingsly that played in the Twelfth Night movie. Sorry. One bald guy looks just like another.
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    Thanks for the pictures, Virgil, you just did my horizon-broadening for today .
    Looking forward to discussing Antony and Cleopatra with you .
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    cool I'll get started on it on Sunday then hehe, now I'll have to come up with something intelligent to say about it, seeing as I made you read it

    Petrarch's Love, you did annotations for A&C? Are you one of those people who go "wait, this guy shouldn't enter from the left, he should be on the right because it changes the meaning of the whole play. The foul copy editor must have got it wrong. Oh and there should be a semi-colon instead of a comma here!" ?
    Ever heard of a guy called Johnathan Bate who edited the new Arden Titus? He was one of my profs at Warwick and could go on about things like this for ages...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil View Post
    Ooops, That was Ben Kingsly that played in the Twelfth Night movie. Sorry. One bald guy looks just like another.
    erhem no they don't
    wow, I didn't know he was in Hamlet with Derek Jacobi (another of my fave actors). Would that be the production by what's his name that caused a lot of stir because Jacobi was a bit old to play Hamlet?

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