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Herb Coursen

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0333  Friday, 9 December 2011

 

[1] From:         Hugh J. Gorman <  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         December 8, 2011 3:31:00 PM EST

     Subject:     Herb Coursen 

   

[2] From:        Hardy M. Cook <  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         Friday, December 9, 11

     Subject:     Herb Coursen 

 

 

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From:         Hugh J. Gorman <  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         December 8, 2011 3:31:00 PM EST

Subject:      Herb Coursen

 

I write with the sad news that my friend and Shakespearean scholar H.R. Coursen passed away this week. I prolific poet and writer, Herb was one of our country’s foremost experts on all things involving the Bard particularly Shakespeare on film. A representative of the Globe Theatre in the US for many years, Herb was Chair of the English Department at Bowdoin College for many years. A fighter pilot during the Korean conflict, Herb passed suddenly at his home in Brunswick Maine.

 

Hugh Gorman

 

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From:        Hardy M. Cook <  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Friday, December 9, 2011

Subject:     Herb Coursen

 

Herb Coursen was another Shakespearean to whom I owe a debt of gratitude. 

 

Herb conducted the first SAA seminar I attended on Shakespeare and film in Boston, in which I presented the foundation of my thesis. He later included the resulting essay in Shakespeare on Television: An Anthology of Essays and Reviews, which he edited with James C. Bulman. He even cited some of my ideas in one of his essay. 

 

Herb had a reputation for going out of his way to help younger scholars, a loss to future generations of Shakespeareans.

 

Thanks, Herb. You will be missed.

 

Hardy

 

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