I enjoyed reading your thoughts about making Macbeth

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I enjoyed reading your thoughts about making Macbeth

Postby MikeJoyous » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:23 am

Chris,
I just rewrote Julius Caesar, from the viewpoint of making everything super-clear while retaining poetic flow. I also felt it necessary to make certain changes to better express what I like to call the "Spirit of Shakespeare."
It will probably take a week or two of typing to get the various bits and pieces I put in various online lists into one coherent whole.
I wonder, though: once I do that, could I please (prayerfully) send it to you for your thoughts about it?
I realize that you are a very busy writer. I just thought and hoped that maybe, your obvious love of Shakespeare would incite your curiosity??
I believe you have my email address since I used it to register for this blog. If you like my notion, would you please email me there?
best wishes always,
Mike Rael
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Re: I enjoyed reading your thoughts about making Macbeth

Postby cstasheff » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:31 pm

Glad to hear you're keeping the Bard alive, Mike. Some years ago, my daughter was in a production of MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM -- set in the Okefenokee swamp! Puck was a conjure man. I had seen productions equally re-set when I was in grad school at University of Nebraska -- Prof. Morgan could be counted on for unusual settings. The director for my daughter's production bumped into us at a local coffee shop and we sat down for a nice long chat. I was delighted to learn that she had graduated form Nebraska too -- and her knack for fascinating settings came clear -- she was one of Morgan's students too!

So do what you can to keep the Spirit of Shakespeare alive. I'll be delighted to read your work and give you an opinion. Of course, I can't promise we'll post it until we've seen it, but I'm sure it will be a good read.

Thanks,
Christopher Stasheff
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Re: I enjoyed reading your thoughts about making Macbeth

Postby MikeJoyous » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:55 am

Hi again, Chris:)
I'm glad your daughter is into Shakespeare. I personally am not into unusual sets or productions. I am more into applied logic:) Shakespeare's language is obscure, of course, since we're hundreds of years ahead of him. But what irks me is that his central message, though clear enough if you think about it, has not been emphasized in any of the translations I read. Then there's pages and pages of simple animalistic anger in Caesar, which I presume was put there in order to attract diners and talkers back to the play itself during that general time period. Shakespeare himself seems a bit devious in his depiction of Brutus as super-noble, when Brutus's motivations seem mostly to be vanity and envy. The real life Brutus had no problem, of course, robbing anyone and everyone for his army and then having the chutzpah to complain that Cassius did not give him enough money!
Anyways, could you please send me your personal email address? I am not comfortable sending my version of Caesar to this forum, since I don't know any of the folks on it.
Best wishes always,
Mike
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Re: I enjoyed reading your thoughts about making Macbeth

Postby kf6eml » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:15 pm

You can send it in a private message to him or to Ortho
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Re: I enjoyed reading your thoughts about making Macbeth

Postby MikeJoyous » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:56 pm

How do I send a private message to Chris Stasheff? Who is Ortho?
best,
Mike
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Re: I enjoyed reading your thoughts about making Macbeth

Postby kf6eml » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:21 am

Ortho the Frank is a site admin, and works directly for Dr. Stasheff.
You can find one of his posts and click the "pm" button under it.

This link should work:

ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&action=quotepost&p=35217

That's a link from his most recent post. It automatically quotes the message; Just delete what is already in the box before you type your message.

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