Re: to read or not to read...

Mrs Susan C Oldrieve (
Sun, 23 Mar 1997 16:55:56 -0600

As a Shakespearean who is also directing a writing center,
Cynthia's commentary on Branagh's __Hamlet__ was most interesting to
me. I struggle every year to help students learn to understand and
appreciate Shakespeare's language. But Shakespeare never uses
jargon. An even more interesting commentary on language, patriarchal
hegemony, empty intellectual elitism, and student/audience
understanding of presentations is David Mamet's play __Oleanna__
(1992). Its message is rather frightening, I think, because in spite of
the play's lack of realism in spots, it strikes a real cord of truth.



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