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Book Announcement: Shakespeare and the Second World War

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0492  Tuesday, 4 December 2012

 

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

Date:         December 3, 2012 6:17:08 PM EST

Subject:     Book Announcement: Shakespeare and the Second World War

 

Hello, Fellow Shakespeareans,
 Marissa McHugh and I are delighted to share the good news that our multi-authored book, Shakespeare and the Second World War: Memory, Culture, Identity (University of Toronto Press) has just been published.

 

Here is the link:

 

http://www.utppublishing.com/Shakespeare-and-the-Second-World-War-Memory-Culture-Identity.html

 

and a description from the dust jacket:

 

Shakespeare’s works occupy a prismatic and complex position in world culture: they straddle both the high and the low, the national and the foreign, literature and theatre. The Second World War presents a fascinating case study of this phenomenon: most, if not all, of its combatants have laid claim to Shakespeare and have called upon his work to convey their society’s self-image.

 

In wartime, such claims frequently brought to the fore a crisis of cultural identity and of competing ownership of this ‘universal’ author. Despite this, the role of Shakespeare during the Second World War has not yet been examined or documented in any depth. Shakespeare and the Second World War provides the first sustained international, collaborative incursion into this terrain. The essays demonstrate how the wide variety of ways in which Shakespeare has been recycled, reviewed, and reinterpreted from 1939–1945 are both illuminated by and continue to illuminate the War today

 

Please share this information with interested friends, colleagues, and students, and especially with your university librarian!

With thanks,

 

Irene (Irena) R. Makaryk

Professor, Department of English

University of Ottawa

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Searching SHAKSPER Archive

 


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0489  Monday, 3 December 2012

 

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

Date:         Monday, December 3, 2012

Subject:     Searching SHAKSPER Archive

 

It has been suggested to me privately that it would be useful if I were to provide or remind subscribers of methods for using the SEARCH function at the SHAKSPER web site: shaksper.net .

 

Below are written instructions and attached is a pdf file of the instructions with illustrations of what is discussed.

 

 

Using the SHAKPER.net) Archive functions:

 

For a simple search, go to the search box to the right side of any page on the site, enter search terms, click go, and scroll through results, selecting the one you are looking for.  

 

Another technique is to bring the cursor over Archive to get the drop down menu.

 

If you are looking from something from a particular date, you can move down to the year and click to bring up the months of that year. 

 

Clicking on the month provides a complete list of all postings during that month. 

 

Browse through lists to find article you are looking for.

 

 

You get the most flexibility by going to the home page drop down menu for Archive and selecting “Search Archive”: http://shaksper.net/archive/search. (You can also get this search box by clicking on “Advanced Search” on the right side of all pages on the site.)

 

From this click on “Advanced Search” to find these instructions:

 

Here are a few examples of how you can use the search feature:

 

  • Entering this and that into the search form will return results containing both “this” and “that”. 
  • Entering this not that into the search form will return results containing “this” and not “that”.
  • Entering this or that into the search form will return results containing either “this” or “that”.
  • Entering “this and that” (with quotes) into the search form will return results containing the exact phrase “this and that”.

 

If you would further like to search by month, select the month from the drop down menu under “Search by Category”, where you can also limit by “SHAKSPER Book Reviews”, “SHAKPER Roundtable Discussion”, and so on. 

 

If you have any further questions, you can reach me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

Hardy M. Cook

Editor of SHAKSPER

shaksper.net

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Clink on the following link for a downloadable pdf file with screen captures to illustrate the above instructions:  icon Searching SHAKSPER Archive (3.93 MB)

 
ISE/Broadview Julius Caesar Published

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0482  Friday, 30 November 2012

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

Date:         Friday, November 30, 2012 2:25 PM

Subject:     ISE/Broadview Julius Caesar Published

 

It is with great pleasure that I write to let you know that the second play in the ISE/Broadview series has been published: John Cox’s Julius Caesar. Congratulations to John on a fine edition, and to Broadview for their usual attractive and professional book design.

 

You will find it in the Broadview catalogue here:

 

http://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=1088&cat=0&page=1

 

I’m pleased to say that the next plays in the series—Henry IV, Part OneTwelfth NightHenry V, and The Winter’s Tale—are in various stages of review and preparation.

 

Cheers--

Michael Best

Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions

<http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/>

Department of English, University of Victoria

Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada.

 

[Editor’s Note: I have augmented Michael Best’s announcement below. Hardy]

 

Publisher’s Description:

 

Julius Caesar is a key link between Shakespeare’s histories and his tragedies. Unlike the Caesar drawn by Plutarch in a source text, Shakespeare’s Caesar is surprisingly modern: vulnerable and imperfect, a powerful man who does not always know himself. The open-ended structure of the play insists that revealing events will continue after the play ends, making the significance of the history we have just witnessed impossible to determine in the play itself.

 

John D. Cox’s introduction discusses issues of genre, characterization, and rhetoric, while also providing a detailed history of criticism of the play. Appendices provide excerpts from important related works by Lucretius, Plutarch, and Montaigne.

 

A collaboration between Broadview Press and the Internet Shakespeare Editions project at the University of Victoria, the editions developed for this series have been comprehensively annotated and draw on the authoritative texts newly edited for the ISE. This innovative series allows readers to access extensive and reliable online resources linked to the print edition.

 

John D. Cox is DuMez Professor of English at Hope College, Holland, Michigan, and has published widely on Shakespeare’s plays and other Renaissance drama.

 

Table of Contents:

 

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Shakespeare’s Life

Shakespeare’s Theater

William Shakespeare and Julius Caesar: A Brief Chronology

A Note on the Texts

Characters in the Play

 

Julius Caesar

 

Appendix A: Plutarch's Lives

 

  1. from Life of Caesar
  2. from Life of Brutus
  3. from Life of Marcus Antonius

Appendix B: Montaigne on Stoicism and Epicurenism

 

Works Cited

 

Instructor Copies: Academics teaching relevant courses may request examination copies of titles to consider for text adoption. We ask that you limit your examination copy requests to three or fewer at a time; if you are not confident that you will adopt the book, please help us keep costs down by ordering it instead. If in the future you do decide to assign as a course text a book you have previously ordered personally, Broadview Press will be happy to refund your money.

 

Julius Caesar

A Broadview Internet Shakespeare Edition

Written by: William Shakespeare

Edited by: John D. Cox
 

280pp 

Paperback
ISBN: 9781554810505 / 1554810507

 

Now: CDN & US $13.95

In August: $15.95

 

Internet Shakespeare Editions edition: http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Foyer/plays/JC.html

 
 
Peter Holland to Receive 2012 Sheedy Award

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0479  Wednesday, 28 November 2012

 

From:        Actors From The London Stage < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 28, 2012 12:18:33 PM EST

Subject:     Peter Holland to Receive 2012 Sheedy Award

 

The Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award is presented annually to an outstanding teacher in the College of Arts and Letters [at Notre Dame College]. Professor Peter Holland is the 2012 Award Recipient. The Sheedy award was founded in 1970 in honor of Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of the College from 1951–69, and acknowledges a faculty member who has sustained excellence in research and instruction over a wide range of courses. This individual must also motivate and enrich students using innovative and creative teaching methods and influence teaching and learning within the department, College, and University.

Peter Holland, one of the central figures in performance-oriented Shakespeare criticism, served as Director of the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon before coming to Notre Dame in 2002. He is editor of Shakespeare Survey as well as a number of other series. Among his books are English Shakespeares: Shakespeare on the English Stage in the 1990s and a major study of Restoration drama The Ornament of Action. He has also edited many Shakespeare plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Oxford Shakespeare series. In 2007, he completed publication of a five-volume series of collections of essays entitled Rethinking British Theatre History. In 2007-08, he served as President of the Shakespeare Association of America. He was elected an honorary fellow at Trinity Hall, his alma mater and one of the 31 colleges that comprise the University of Cambridge.

 
 
David Bevington’s As You Like It, Broadview Press/Internet Shakespeare Editions Collaboration

 

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0473  Monday, 26 November 2012

 

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

Date:         Monday, November 26, 2012

Subject:     David Bevington’s As You Like It, Broadview Press/Internet Shakespeare Editions Collaboration

 

I just received my copy of the first publication in the Broadview Press/Internet Shakespeare Editions collaboration: David Bevington’s edition of As You Like It.

 

The edition is available at many sellers, including Amazon.

 

The Broadview Press web site information can be found here: http://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=1086&cat=50&page=1

 

The following is the publisher’s description:

 

Both a witty satire of literary cliché and a tender meditation on the varieties of love, As You Like It continues to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and widely performed comedies. In the introduction to this new edition, David Bevington traces the complex relationships between the characters in the play, and explores the history of its criticism from Samuel Johnson to the twenty-first century.

 

As part of the newly launched Broadview Press / Internet Shakespeare Editions series, this edition features a variety of interleaved materials—from facsimile pages, diagrams, and musical scores to illustrations and extended discussions of myth and folklore—that provide a context for the social and cultural allusions in the play. Appendices offer excerpts from Shakespeare’s key sources and influences, including Thomas Lodge’s Rosalind and Ben Jonson’s Every Man in His Humor.

 

A collaboration between Broadview Press and the Internet Shakespeare Editions project at the University of Victoria, the editions developed for this series have been comprehensively annotated and draw on the authoritative texts newly edited for the ISE. This innovative series allows readers to access extensive and reliable online resources linked to the print edition.

 

As You Like It

A Broadview Internet Shakespeare Edition

Written by: William Shakespeare

Edited by: David Bevington

Publication Date: July 13, 2012

238pp 

Paperback
ISBN: 9781554810529 / 1554810523

CDN & US $12.95

 

The print edition is intended for the college classroom and should be viewed in coordination with The Internet Shakespeare Editions, which can be found here: 

 

The ISE’s site contains a wealth of supplementary materials, including facsimiles and performances: http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Foyer/plays/AYL.html

 

Editor’s introduction

  • As You Like It: Introduction
  • As You Like It: Critical Reception
  • As You Like It: Performance History
  • As You Like It: Textual Introduction
  • As You Like It: Chronology
  • As You Like It: Bibliography

 

Texts of this edition

  • As You Like It: List of Characters
  • As You Like It (Modern)
  • As You Like It (Folio 1, 1623)

 

Supplementary and related materials

  • Everyman In His Humor (Modern), Ben Jonson
  • Galathea (Modern), John Lyly
  • Rosalind: Euphues' Golden Legacy, Thomas Lodge
  • Euphues (A Selection), John Lyly
  • The Tale of Gamelyn, Anonymous
  • Robin Hood and the Beggar, Anonymous
  • The Marriage Service, Thomas Cranmer
  • Myths in As You Like It, David Bevington

 

Statistics about the text 
Explore the character scrolls as used by Shakespeare's actors, find out which actors appear in each scene, and more.

 

Facsimiles

  • First Folio (1623) from State Library of New South Wales
  • First Folio (1623) from Brandeis University Library
  • Second Folio (1632) from State Library of New South Wales
  • Third Folio (1664) from State Library of New South Wales
  • Fourth Folio (1685) from State Library of New South Wales

 

Performances

  • As You Like It (2012, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, USA)
  • Philaster, or Love Lies a-Bleeding (2012, American Shakespeare Center, USA)
  • As You Like It (2011, Shakespeare Festival im Globe Neuss, Germany)
  • As You Like It (2011, Muse of Fire Theatre Company, USA)
  • Ahogy Tetszik Wie Es Euch Gefallt (2010, Shakespeare Festival im Globe Neuss, Germany)
  • As You Like It (2010, American Shakespeare Center, USA)
  • As You Like It (2009, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, Canada)
  • As You Like It (2008, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Canada)
  • As You Like It (2008, The Bell Shakespeare Company, Australia)
  • As You Like It (2008, Oxford Triptych Theatre, UK)
  • As You Like It (2007, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA)
  • As You Like It (2007, British Shakespeare Company, International)
  • As You Like It (2007, Shakespeare by the Sea - Sydney, Australia)
  • Revelers Showcase (2007, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Canada)
  • As You Like It (2006, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, USA)
  • As You Like It (2006, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, USA)
  • As You Like It (2006, Kenneth Branagh, International)
  • As You Like It (2006, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, USA)
  • Wie es euch gefällt (2006, Shakespeare Festival im Globe Neuss, Germany)
  • As You Like It (2005, Bard on the Beach, Canada)
  • 116 more performances…

 

Performance materials

  • audio artifacts (5 artifacts)
  • costume design artifacts (1 collection, 1 artifact)
  • flyer artifacts (4 artifacts)
  • graphic artifacts (1 artifact)
  • illustration artifacts (3 artifacts)
  • magazine artifacts (7 collections)
  • newsletter artifacts (2 collections)
  • page artifacts (1 artifact)
  • pamphlet artifacts (10 collections, 7 artifacts)
  • photograph artifacts (17 artifacts)
  • playbill artifacts (2 artifacts)
  • postcard artifacts (3 collections, 1 artifact)
  • poster artifacts (11 artifacts)
  • press clipping artifacts (2 artifacts)
  • press release artifacts (5 collections, 2 artifacts)
  • production notes artifacts (1 collection, 1 artifact)
  • production still artifacts (206 artifacts)
  • program artifacts (32 collections)
  • prompt book artifacts (1 collection)
  • review artifacts (10 collections, 34 artifacts)
  • script artifacts (1 artifact)

 

[Editor’s Note: I am both a member of the Editorial Board and an editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions. –Hardy M. Cook]

 
Shakespeare and Japan

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0472  Monday, 26 November 2012

 

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

Date:         November 26, 2012 9:44:33 AM EST

Subject:     Shakespeare and Japan 

 

“Shakespeare and Japan” at De Montfort University (Leicester, England) on Tuesday 26 February, 2013

 

This one-day event offers scholars an opportunity to contribute to the international journal Shakespeare’s special issue on Shakespeare and Japan, edited by Professor Dominic Shellard.

 

Papers are invited on all aspects of Shakespeare and Japan, ranging from performances, film adaptations, and translations to accounts of the plays’ critical reception in Japan.

 

Abstracts (100-200 words) should be sent to:

 

Professor Deborah Cartmell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

and

 

Professor Gabriel Egan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

by 6 December 2012

 

Gabriel Egan

 
NEH Teacher Workshop Summer 2013

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0466  Thursday, 22 November 2012

 

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

Date:         November 21, 2012 12:49:23 PM EST

Subject:     NEH Teacher Workshop Summer 2013

 

The National Endowment for the Humanities “Landmarks in American History and Culture” Workshop The Most Southern Place on Earth:  Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta will be offered June 16-22 and July 7-13, 2013, by the  Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.  Come explore the blues, civil rights, the great migration, and the river at their source.  Participants receive a stipend of $1200 towards their expenses and can also receive five graduate credit hours at virtually no cost.  www.blueshighway.org

  

Lee Aylward

Delta Center for Culture and Learning

MS Delta National Heritage Area

Delta State University

P.O. Box 3152

Cleveland, MS 38733

Phone:  662-846-4310  office

             662-721-7591  mobile

             662-846-4701  fax

 
CFE: Shakespeare Quarterly

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0463  Monday, 20 November 2012

 

From:        Christina C. LeMaster < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 20, 2012 9:05:10 AM EST

Subject:     CFE: Shakespeare Quarterly

 

“Not Shakespeare”

 

Call for essays for a special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly

 

We are seeking essays on Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline drama by theater-poets other than Shakespeare for a special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly entitled “Not Shakespeare,” edited by Lars Engle and David Schalkwyk, which will appear in summer 2014.  To be considered for this issue, all essays must be received by 1 September 2013.

 

Submission guidelines are available here, or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Job Announcement

 

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0458  Wednesday, 14 November 2012

 

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

Date:         November 14, 2012 10:20:28 AM EST

Subject:     Job Announcement

 

Dear SHAKSPEReans:

 

My college is advertising a tenure-line position for someone whose primary expertise is Shakespeare.  I’m sharing the main portion of the job description below, and will only add that we’re a department who enjoy and respect each other, have lively discussions of pedagogy, share our scholarly work in progress, and teach relatively bright earnest students.

 

Here’s the position (also accessible through the dean’s office portion of the college website: http://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/openings/):

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 1, 2013. Specialization in Shakespeare, with secondary strengths in one or more of the following: writing, drama/theater, other British literature, secondary education. The ability to teach a first-year interdisciplinary course in reading, writing and critical thinking is also required. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence in a private liberal arts setting and to maintaining an active scholarly agenda. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities will include courses on Shakespeare, early modern literature, other courses depending on the secondary strengths, and one section each semester of Paideia I (the college’s two-semester required common, writing-intensive introduction to the liberal arts). Full-time teaching load is six courses spread over the fall and spring semesters and a January term. Additional duties include advising, meeting with prospective students, and committee work.

 

Please let me know if you have questions.

 

Kate Narveson

Assoc. Prof. of English

Luther College

700 College Dr.

Decorah, IA  52101

(563) 387-1593

 
Volpone Off Broadway

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0456  Tuesday, 13 November 2012

 

From:        Red Bull Theater < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 13, 2012 10:56:45 AM EST

Subject:     VOLPONE - Starts November 27th - Limited Run

 

THE OFF BROADWAY REVIVAL OF VOLPONE by BEN JONSON

  

With Sean Patrick Doyle • Jen Eden • Alvin Epstein • Tovah Feldshuh • Cameron Folmar • Michael Mastro • Christina Pumariega • Pearl Rhein • Rocco Sisto • Alexander Sovronsky • Teale Sperling • Stephen Spinella • Charles Turner • Gregory Wooddell

 

Limited Engagement

Performances Start Nov 27

Benefit Opening Night December 2

 

This hilarious satire of greed from the pen of Shakespeare’s greatest peer is a timely and timeless delight, skewering the vanities and hypocrisies of humanity with a devilish comic relish.

 

Join us for the first major New York revival of this Jacobean masterpiece in 50 years.

 

Directed by Jesse Berger

 

www.redbulltheater.com

212.352.3101

Lucille Lortel Theater

121 Christopher Street

 
RSC’s Julius Caesar on DVD

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0455  Tuesday, 13 November 2012

 

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

Date:         November 13, 2012 11:51:32 AM EST

Subject:     RSC’s Julius Caesar on DVD

 

[Editor’s Note: Illuminations is the same company that released the Sonnets iPad app I am so pleased with. –Hardy]

 

For release on DVD December 4th 2012 by Illuminations JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

 

Contact Louise Machin for review copies on 020 7288 8409 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Directed by newly appointed RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, Julius Caesar is a fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy as well as a love story united by an explosive act of political violence between two men. Set in post-independence Africa, this film parallels the recent overthrow of dictators during the ‘Arab Spring’ as it explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath. 

 

Shot on location and in the RSC’s theatre in Stratford, Julius Caesar, produced for the BBC, features the original cast of a thrilling stage production whose cast of distinguished black actors includes Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Jeffery Kissoon as Julius Caesar, Cyril Nri as Cassius, and Ray Fearon as Mark Antony. 

 

After its run at the RSC and nationally, Julius Caesar transfers mid November to the Moscow Arts Theatre and will be the first full scale RSC production to perform in Russia since 1967. The tour is a legacy of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. 

 

Produced for the BBC, the film was broadcast as part of the Shakespeare Unlocked season to celebrate London 2012. 

 

The DVD includes previously unseen footage in The Making of Julius Caesar 40-minute documentary, which features key cast and crew interviews.

 

191 minutes                       DVD £17.99

 

Illuminations is a leading producer and publisher of cultural media with a distinguished history of making programmes about the arts, digital culture and ideas. More performance DVDs can be found online at www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk

 

Louise Machin

Illuminations

Essential media about the arts

 

A: 19-20 Rheidol Mews, London N1 8NU

T: +44 20 7288 8400 F: +44 20 7288 8488

W: www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk

 

Please note my usual working days at Tuesday and Thursday

 

Company details

Illuminations Television Ltd., registration no: 1613547

Registered office: Trojan House, 34 Arcadia Avenue, London N3 2JU

Registered in England and Wales

 

[From web site: 

 

A fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy, William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence.

 

Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed stage production, Gregory Doran’s film for BBC Television sets the action in post-independence Africa. With echos of the recent overthrow of dictators during the ‘Arab Spring’, the production explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath.]

 
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