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message 1: by John (new)

John Manny, thanks for this, in particular for your two selections, blank verse at once soaring & searing. I'd add, though, that the poetry & irony in this play can thwack you between the eyes in small doses, as well. Case in point: "Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." (If you like, you could check my 5-star, here)


message 2: by Manny (new)

Manny Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

I'd forgotten that came from The Tempest! Yes, another great quote.


message 3: by Kelly (new)

Kelly That is a good stage direction, but what about "Exit: pursued by a bear" ?? Clearly the best (not that I'm opinionated about this important subject or anything. :))


message 4: by Manny (new)

Manny Well, that's my #2. I just happen to like chess and romance more than bears...


message 5: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Well, I can understand that. Bears ARE godless killing machines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsTVK9...


message 6: by Vane (new)

Vane J. LOL, my favorite part in this play was precisely when Prospero found Ferdinand and Miranda playing Chess.


message 7: by Manny (new)

Manny Glad to hear you agree, Vane!

Buddy Boy, I'm with you on that...


message 8: by Manny (new)

Manny I see you have a smart teacher...


message 9: by Sandra (new)

Sandra I agree with almost all, but surely exunt, pursued by bear is the best stage direction ever ;)


message 10: by Manny (new)

Manny I have special reasons for liking my choice :)


message 11: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Kelly wrote: "That is a good stage direction, but what about "Exit: pursued by a bear" ?? Clearly the best (not that I'm opinionated about this important subject or anything. :))"

Hee, that was my reaction too :)


message 12: by Manny (new)

Manny Thank you Laura. I'm feeling kind of overworked at the moment... it's possible that I've set myself overambitious goals. This damn software is almost there, but still not quite!


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