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Subject: Re: Bayreuth Continum (long)
From: Ron Magnuson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ron Magnuson <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 6 Apr 2010 18:31:56 -0400

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On Apr 6, 2010, at 4:13 PM, Albert Innaurato wrote:

> As for Kaufman's defense of younger or newer listers, some are very bright.
> I am happy to see Tisdel and Flatto who I assume are (relatively) young,
> likewise Theresa Muir (hope I got the name right). There are other good
> people who post regularly. Opinions are rarely the issue if they
> are reasonably supported. I didn't agree with Mr. Margison (hope the
> spelling's correct) about the value of Hamlet, which I think is ghastly but
> his reasons were smart, detailed and the product of thought and
> some immersion in the work. No doubt those few who read my recent effusions
> about The Rake's Progress and Wozzeck were rolling their eyes but I hope I
> conveyed as much information about them as did Mr. Margison about Hamlet. I
> think Gouin called us both 'idiot savants' for our enthusiasms or maybe he
> just meant me. Well better that than merely an idiot.

It was I who wrote an apologia for Hamlet, such as it was, and certainly appreciate the complements as well as cherish the all too infrequent occurrence of respectful and civil disagreement on this list.  It gives one hope.

Ron Magnuson

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