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By Boggs, Jean Sutherland, Douglas W. Druick, Henri Loyrette, Michael Pantazzi, and Gary Tinterow

Degas, of the 1st large-scale retrospective exhibition of the paintings of Edgar Degas (1834–1917) to be held in additional than fifty years, is the everlasting checklist of the 1988–89 exhibition together prepared via the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, The nationwide Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and The Metropolitan Museum of paintings, big apple. accomplished in scope and definitive in nature, this quantity contains work, pastels, drawings, monotypes, prints, images, and sculpture representing each element of the occupation of 1 of the protean artists of the 19th century. because of vast examine performed in libraries, files, and personal collections in Europe and North the US, dozens of formerly unpublished letters and 1000's of little-known files right here offer an extraordinary resource of knowledge at the lifetime of this striking artist, bringing to a brand new point of precision our figuring out of his operating tools, his topics, and his buyers.

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As usual Shakespeare turns narrative or theatrical necessity into dramatic opportunity. In the first sequence, which immediately precedes the trial scene, Lancelotjokes about Jessica's conversion. ' [III v 65]. In the second sequence the talk is of legendary lovers. On the surface the mood is idyllic, but, as the Penguin editor notes (pp. 203-4), each example is ominous. Shakespeare was later to write the tragedy of Troilus and Cressida, he had already Part One: Text 39 burlesqued that ofPyramus and Thisbe in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and in The Merchant of Venice there are several previous references to the story ofJason and Medea.

It has been suggested that the name 'Gobbo' may mean that both Lancelot and his father were played as hunchbacks (Penguin edition, p. 179). If this is so, it is of a piece with the sick humour of the sequence in which Lancelot tells his blind father he is dead [II ii 43-74]. Yet it would be wrong to assume that the effect would have been any funnier on the Elizabethan stage than today. As with Shylock, the dialogue argues differently. For Lancelot's practical joke misfires. Poignantly, his father is only too fully taken in, so that the emphasis falls on his blindness and not his openness to trickery: 'Alack, sir, I am sand-blind.

In such cases a theatrical double-bluff operates: a male plays a female playing a male. This implies a special interest in gender roles and their complexities, one which goes beyond both theatrical convenience and narrative convention. Some of that interest is conveyed by the surprising glee with which Portia explains to Nerissa her plan to save Antonio: I'll hold thee any wager, When we are both accoutered like young men, 36 5 A 'PLAY UNPLEASANT' I'll prove the prettier fellow of the two, And wear my dagger with the braver grace, And speak between the change of man and boy With a reed voice, and turn two mincing steps Into a manly stride, and speak of frays Like a fine bragging youth, and tell quaint lies, How honourable ladies sought my love, Which I denying, they fell sick and died I could not do wi thaI.

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