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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.158  Friday, 13 April 2012

 

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

Date:         April 13, 2012 11:28:51 AM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare and Emotions at Anzsa

 

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SHAKESPEARE AND EMOTIONS

The 11th Biennial International Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

27-30 November 2012

The University of Western Australia

Perth, Western Australia

Keynote speakers include Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe London), Philippa Kelly (California Shakespeare Theater and UNSW), Steven Mullaney (University of Michigan) and Barrie Rutter (Artristic Director, NorthernBroadside Theatre Company). Additional keynote speakers are to be announced.

The study of emotions in history, literature, and other aspects of culture is a burgeoning field, and Shakespeare takes a very central and influential place. The conveners invite papers on any aspect of the ways in which Shakespeare and/or his contemporaries represented emotions in poetry, drama, and other works, and/or how these representations have been received by audiences and readers from the sixteenth century to the present day.

There are paradoxes to be explored—how ‘the bodily turn’ of physiological influence on emotions could in turn generate more modern models of inner consciousness alone; how concepts rooted historically in Elizabethan and Jacobean England could be adapted to fit the philosophies and concepts of later ages, through eighteenth-century literature of sensibility, nineteenth-century and Darwinian approaches, twentieth-century psychologism stimulated by Freud, and a host of others. Did Shakespeare tap into a ‘collective unconscious’ of ‘universal’ stories, or did he arbitrarily choose stories to dramatise which his affective eloquence incorporated into world literature? Why have his works proved so durable in their emotional power, both in themselves and adaptations into other media such as opera, music, film and dance? Equal attention is invited to plays in performance and in ‘closet’ critical readings, as well as textual studies and adaptations.

The New Fortune Theatre, built in 1964 to the exact dimensions of The Fortune playhouse that rivaled Shakespeare’s Globe in seventeenth-century London, will be available for original practice performances, open rehearsals, and stage-based research papers, etc.

If you wish your presentation to be considered for a Performance Workshop on the New Fortune stage, please indicate this clearly in your title.

Abstracts of c.200 words should be submitted for consideration to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >, addressed to Bob White, Chris Wortham, Danijela Kambaskovic-Sawers, Mark Houlahan, and Brett D. Hirsch. Abstracts should be received by 1 July 2012.

Please bear in mind that although our venues have full capability for Powerpoint presentations and projecting files from your computers, wireless Internet reception is in some rooms unavailable. If you will need Internet access for your presentation, please make this clear in your abstract to allow us to programme accordingly.

For more details about the conference, visit http://conference.anzsa.org/

 
Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare’s Birthday and More

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.154  Thursday, 12 April 2012

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

Date:         Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 15:54:00 -0400

Subject:    Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare’s Birthday and More

 

What’s On at the Folger

 

Mirth and Merriment

Special Events: Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House

 

It’s April, the month we welcome spring at the Folger and celebrate Shakespeare. Enjoy music, games, and more during our annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House! Children and adults can participate in free crafts and activities, take to the Folger stage for spontaneous Shakespeare performances, and explore the Folger’s historic building. During the closing festivities, all are welcome to share birthday cake on the front lawn.

 

Sunday, April 22

Noon to 4:00 pm

 

Free

Discover Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s Life

Listen: Songs Inspired by Shakespeare

 

 

Tales of Innocence

Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture

 

Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale offers a fascinating glimpse into childhood. Young Prince Mamillius, who haunts the play even after his death, provides a lens for exploring critical themes. The annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture by Sarah Beckwith deals with questions of initiation, inheritance, innocence, truth, and doubt.

 

Plus, view images from Folger Theatre’s 2009 production of The Winter’s Tale on Flickr.

 

Monday, April 16, 2012

7:30 pm

 

Free

Get a Seat: Reserve Online

On Flickr: Images from The Winter’s Tale

 

 

A Trace of Shakespeare

In the News: Restored Scribble May be Shakespeare Signature

 

Could this be Shakespeare's signature? Probably not, but researchers are investigating when and how a mysterious signature on the title page of Archaionomia, a treatise on Anglo-Saxon law in the Folger collection, first appeared on the page's top border. Using multi-spectral imaging technology, the researchers are studying images not visible to the human eye to compare the signature to other known Shakespeare signatures—as well as those of well-known forgers.

 

For a detailed look at the digital imaging process, read the post by guest contributor Roger Easton of Rochester Institute of Technology on The Collation blog.

 

Blogworthy: Spectral Imaging of Shakespeare’s “Seventh Signature” 

 

 

[Editor’s Note: I would encourage readers to look at the “Spectral Imaging of Shakespeare’s “Seventh Signature” cited above. Further, at the SHAKSPER web site, in the Scholarly Resources, Pedagogy section, I discuss in my first Cook’s Tour how to access the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Digital Image Collection which contains William Lambarde’s Archaionomia, the work in which the signature is found. In addition to your being able to read the how-to instructions article online at http://shaksper.net/scholarly-resources/cooks-tour, you can download a pdf version of it below. Once you have the Luna software installed, you are able to examine the page yourselves by continuing to zoom-in on the image. Actually, quite fun. –Hardy]

 

Cook’s Tour One:  Cook Tour One (116.13 kB)

 
From Shakespeare’s Sisters to Birthday Sonnets and the Making of Dictionaries

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.153  Thursday, 12 April 2012

 

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

Date:         Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 17:20:13 -0600

Subject:    From Shakespeare’s Sisters to Birthday Sonnets and the Making of Dictionaries 

 

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GEORGIANNA ZIEGLER & ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’

MONDAY, APRIL 16, at 8:00 p.m.  

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

No Admission Charge, but Reservations Requested

 

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf lamented that if Shakespeare had “had a wonderfully gifted sister, called Judith,” she would never have been able to develop her talents and achieve success in the way her famous brother did. Perhaps so. But in Edward Rothstein’s enthusiastic February 24 New York Times review of “Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of English and European Writers, 1500-1700” (http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/r/edward_rothstein/index.html), an exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill that closes May 20, we learn that there were dozens of “women from Britain, France, and Italy, many of them celebrated in their own time,” whose brilliant careers prove that Ms. Woolf was unduly melancholy. The curator who organized this show is GEORGIANNA ZIEGLER, who oversees the Folger’s reference department and occupies a post that has been endowed by Louis B. Thalheimer. A former president of the Shakespeare Association of America, Dr. Ziegler spent a decade at the University of Pennsylvania’s renowned Furness Library before she moved to Washington in 1992. Her previous exhibitions have introduced viewers to “Shakespeare’s Unruly Women,” to “Elizabeth I, Then and Now,” to “Shakespeare for Children,” and to “Marketing Shakespeare: The Boydell Gallery (1789-1805) and Beyond.” Dr. Ziegler’s engaging conversation with the SHAKESPEARE GUILD’s John Andrews will be illustrated with portraits of notable female authors of the early-modern period and with images from many of their publications.   

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Discount Tickets for CSC’s ‘DREAM’ Production

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT $49.50 THROUGH MAY 20  

CLASSIC STAGE COMPAMY, 136 East 13th Street, Manhattan

Regularly $75 Tuesday-Thursday, $80 Friday-Sunday

 

Under the direction of Tony Speciale, the CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY is now presenting A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM in a production that stars Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci and features Jordan Dean, Nick Gehlfuss, David Greenspan, Halley Wegryn Gross, Anthony Heald, Erin Hill, Chad Lindsey, Taylor Mac, James Patrick Nelson, Steven Skybell, and Rob Yang. For details visit www.classicstage.org, and for the $49.50 discounted SHAKESPEARE GUILD price for tickets that are usually $75 on weekdays and $80 on weekends, proceed to www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/905515/prm/MIDSGUILD and enter code MIDSGUILD. You may also take advantage of this special offer by visiting the Box Office at 136 East 13th Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues) or by calling either 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111. 

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A Festive Shakespeare’s Birthday SONNET SLAM 

MONDAY, APRIL 23, Beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

NAUMBURG BANDSHELL in CENTRAL PARK

Free and Open to the Public

 

WILLFUL PICTURES, an organization headed by Melinda Hall (a director, teacher, and filmmaker who is producing a documentary in which luminaries such as F. Murray Abraham, Robert Brustein, Stacy Keach, and Sir Ben Kingsley talk about how Shakespeare changed their lives), is presenting its second annual SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY SONNET SLAM at the beautiful Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Come rain or shine, 154 presenters will recite all 154 of the playwright’s immortal lyrics. For details, see www.facebook.com/events/347696721921637/.    

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SHAKESPEARE WEEK at New York Public Library

MONDAY, APRIL 23, THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 27 

STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN BUILDING, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Free and Open to the Public

 

Jay Barksdale of the NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY has arranged an enticing assortment of activities for the week when Shakespeare’s birthday is traditionally celebrated. Among other things, there will be a master class for young actors, a display of Elizabethan maps and treasures such as the 1623 First Folio of the playwright’s dramatic works, some recitations by talented actors and actresses, and a series of orations and presentations by key writers and scholars. At 1:15 p.m. on Monday, April 23, for example, Robert Armitage (Humanities Bibliographer at the Library) will talk about Shakespeare: From Stratford-upon-Avon to the New York Public Library. At the same time on Tuesday, April 24, Margaret Mikesell Tabb (Professor of English at John Jay College, CUNY) will discuss Fathers and Sons in HAMLET. On Wednesday, April 25, Linda Neiberg (Graduate Center, CUNY) will explore ways of Marmorializing the Dead in ROMEO AND JULIET, OTHELLO, and THE WINTER’S TALE. On Thursday, April 26, Andras Kisery (City College of New York) will focus on Hamlet and the Ambassadors. And on Friday, April 27, Barry Nass (Hofstra University) will connect The Parable of the Good Samaritan and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. All of these events are free of charge and are open to the public. For additional information see www.nypl.org/blog/2011/04/11/shakespeare-week-stephen-schwarzman-building.              

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JESSE SHEIDLOWER, Editor at Large for the OED     

TUESDAY, MAY 22, at 8:00 p.m.  

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

No Admission Charge, but Reservations Requested

 

JESSE SHEIDLOWER is President-Elect of the American Dialect Society and Editor at Large for the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary. He recently published a revised edition of The F-Word, his classic survey of an expletive that has become so mainstream in recent years that it has now lost much of its initial power to shock. Mr. Sheidlower has been a guest on such programs as 60 Minutes and Charlie Rose, and he was a prominent talking head in Robert MacNeil’s PBS series Do You Speak American? Mr. Sheidlower has written for The Atlantic, Esquire, Food & Wine, Harper’s, Lingua Franca, New York, The New York Times, and Playboy, and his website, www.jessesword.com, a trove of blogs and articles about virtually every aspect of our fascinating language. During a wide-ranging discussion with the SHAKESPEARE GUILD’s John Andrews, he’ll explore how dictionaries evolve with the times. Among other things, he’ll talk about changing attitudes to words that relate to sex, bodily functions, and other controversial topics. He and Mr. Andrews will also examine how today’s social norms have altered the way audiences respond to wordplay and innuendo that either offended or went unnoticed by Victorian readers, but which Shakespeare and his contemporaries considered pertinent and amusing.  

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For more information about these and other programs, among them a new CENTENNIAL FRIDAYS series at the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe’s New Mexico Museum of Art, visit the website below and take a look at the Current Events page.

 

John F. Andrews

The Shakespeare Guild

5B Calle San Martin       

Santa Fe, NM 87506 

Phone 505 988 9560

www.shakesguild.org      

 
 
Notice Regarding New Variorum Shakespeare

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.152  Thursday, 12 April 2012

 

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

Date:         April 12, 2012 11:16:54 AM EDT

Subject:     Notice Regarding New Variorum Shakespeare

 

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare

 

The following editors of volumes in progress for A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare are seeking assistant editors:

 

Maurice Hunt, Baylor University: Cymbeline

 

Joseph Porter, Duke University: Othello

 

James Schiffer, SUNY New Paltz: Twelfth Night

 

William Proctor Williams, University of Akron: Titus Andronicus

 

 

The publisher of this series is the Modern Language Association of America. Title pages and prefaces scrupulously record the contributions of all who work on the volumes. Editorial principles are available at www.mla.org/shakespeare_varpdf.  Please contact Paul Werstine, co-general editor, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The latest published volumes in the series are The Winter’s Tale, edited by Robert Kean Turner and Virginia Westling Haas (2005), and The Comedy of Errors, edited by Standish Henning (2011). King Lear, edited by Richard Knowles, is at press.

 
 
Jeanne Roberts

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.151  Thursday, 12 April 2012

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

Date:         April 10, 2012 7:03:49 PM EDT

Subject:    Jeanne Roberts 

 

Jeanne A. Roberts (CC ‘04), a founder of the Cosmos Club Shakespeare Discussion Group and a former president of the Shakespeare Association of America, died April 3 at her home after a long battle with cancer.

 

A memorial service and reception will be held April 12, Thursday, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. N.W, just off Wisconsin Avenue.

 

Bill Day

Communications Officer

The Shakespeare Group

 
Orson Welles’s Shakespeare Films on the Big Screen This April in Basel

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.147  Wednesday, 4 April 2012

 

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

Date:         April 4, 2012 8:02:30 AM EDT

Subject:    Orson Welles’s Shakespeare Films on the Big Screen This April in Basel

 

A small cinema in Switzerland, the Stadtkino Basel, is currently screening a retrospective of Orson Welles’ work, and they will screen all three of Welles’s adaptations of Shakespeare plays from 35mm-prints, (except Macbeth, which will use a 16mm print).

 

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (FALSTAFF) will be shown on FRI 20.4 2012 15:15, MON 23.4 2012 21:00, and FRI 27.4 2012 20:00 (in English, with French subtitles)

 

MACBETH will be shown on MON  09.4 2012 15:15, WED 11.4 2012 21:00, and SUN 15.4 2012 13:00 (in English, with French and German subtitles)

 

THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO: THE MOOR OF VENICE will be shown on THU  05.4 2012 21:00, SUN  08.4 2012 13:30, and WED 18.4 2012 18:30 (in English, with French and German subtitles)

 

More information (in German) can be found here: http://stadtkino.ch/filmreihe_stadtkino.php?rid=115&m=1

 

Out of these, Othello is of special interest, as it almost certainly will be the European cut that is screened, with Welles spoken opening titles (This is the version I’ve seen at the same cinema before, but they couldn’t confirm this). This version – unlike the American print – has no synch issues, nor does it suffer from the brutal cuts of the 1991 restoration that we all know from DVD.

 

Though there have been three DVD-releases of Chimes at Midnight over the last year (and a fourth, hopefully better, is forthcoming – as I understand – from Mr. Bongo Films), there hasn’t been a proper release since Studio Canal had to pull their excellent DVD from the market in 2005, and it is only rarely screened due to the complications over the rights. As far as I know, the film has only been screened three times over the last couple of years: at the Locarno Festival in 2005, (when the organisers had to secure special permission from Saltzman’s widow Adriana), from an archival DVD in Los Angeles in summer 2010, and last August at a special screening in London (where I missed it). Though there have been rumours that the legal situation is clearing itself – and the count of DVD releases seems to suggest this – this film remains a very rarely screened gem . . .  I hope the cinema won’t have to cancel the screening, I didn’t dare ask whether they secured the rights…

 

Best,

Matthias

 

Matthias Heim

Assistant-Doctorant

Faculté des lettres / Université de Neuchâtel

Institute of English Studies

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Internet Shakespeare Editions Update

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.143  Monday, 2 April 2012

 

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

Date:         Friday, 30 Mar 2012 09:52:42 -0700

Subject:     Internet Shakespeare Editions Update 

 

[Editor’s Notes: I have, with permission, edited the following from a Progress Report to the Editors of ISE editions from Michael Best, the Coordinating Editor, into an update of activities with the Internet Shakespeare Editions project: http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/. Disclaimer: I am a member of ISE Editorial Board and an editor, thanks to the ongoing patience of the Coordinating Editor. –Hardy M. Cook]

 

 

New Appointments

 

It has been our good fortune to make two important appointments:

 

1. Alex Huang has accepted the position of Performance Editor

 

Alex brings remarkable energy and experience to the position. You can see a fine example of his work, in association with Peter Donaldson, in Shakespeare Performance in Asia (http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia/). 

 

2. Janelle Jenstad has accepted the position of Assistant Coordinating Editor.

 

Janelle is Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, and has a great deal of experience both in Early Modern drama and Digital Humanities. Her project on the Map of Early Modern London (http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/) is an immensely useful resource both for literary and historical studies, and she is currently embarking on an edition of The Merchant of Venice for the ISE.

 

Broadview Editions

 

David Bevington’s As You Like It is in print, and John Cox’s Julius Caesar well on the way. Congratulations to both, and thanks to David for the work he put into blazing a trail for the rest of us. Two plays are close to completion for final submission: Henry IV, Part One (Rosemary Gaby) and Twelfth Night (David Carnegie and Mark Houlahan). Two additional plays should be ready in a couple of months: Henry V (James Mardock) and The Tempest (Paul Yachnin and Brent Whitted).

 

Progress on Online Plays

 

A good many plays are adding incremental improvements, with several close to a stage where the editors will be submitting proposals to Broadview. Overall I see a strong momentum.

 

Two proposals for editions have been approved this last year:

 

1. The Merchant of Venice (Janelle Jenstad)

2. Henry IV, Part Two (Rosemary Gaby)

 

Two additional proposals, for Romeo and Juliet and Henry VIII, are currently under consideration.

 

Improvements on the Site

 

We have recently moved to a new, more powerful server. 

 

A number of technical developments are being experimented with, including the display of variants, animation of intransigent ambiguities, variant lineation between Q1 and F, and an “inclusive” text that displays all variants on a single interface.

 

Fundraising

 

Finally, I am pleased to announce that we have launched our “Making Waves Fundraising Campaign.” The aim is to raise an endowment of 1.5 million dollars to provide continuing stability in funding the site’s maintenance without relying on the vagaries of granting agencies. We are asking university libraries to become “Friends of the ISE” by contributing a membership fee; subscribing institutions gain some additional benefits—a “print” view of each page, and a pop-up citation for inclusion in research essays.

 

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Foyer/makingwaves/

 

On the page “Why Participate?” you can download a letter to librarians and a brochure, both in PDF format.

 

Michael Best

Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions

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

Department of English, University of Victoria

Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada. 

 
 
KDC/RSC Open Stages Shakespeare Season

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.134  Thursday, 29 March 2012

 

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

Date:         March 24, 2012 10:47:16 AM EDT

Subject:     KDC/RSC Open Stages Shakespeare Season

 

KDC/RSC Open Stages Shakespeare Season

 

KDC Theatre, London’s leading amateur theatre company, are about to start a three week Shakespeare themed season at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town, London. 

 

(http://www.giantolive.com/kdctheatre.html)

 

It involves a Shakespeare play (Measure for Measure), a play inspired by Shakespeare (The Tamer Tamed) and new writing in the style of Shakespeare (War of Waleses). The latter is part of the RSC’s Open Stages project.

 

The dates are:

 

Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare

27th March - 31st March at 7.30pm

 

The Tamer Tamed by John Fletcher

3rd April – 7th April at 7.30pm

 

War of the Waleses (new writing)

10th April – 14th April at 7.30pm

 
BSA Education Network & Online Teaching Shakespeare

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.129  Friday, 23 March 2012

 

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

Date:         March 23, 2012 8:43:41 AM EDT

Subject:    BSA Education Network & Online Teaching Shakespeare

 

Read it in your browser

 

British Shakespeare Association

 

Dear Colleague,

 

New magazine and website for teaching Shakespeare & Shakespeare in Education, from the BSA

 

I am pleased to announce that the British Shakespeare Association’s magazine, Teaching Shakespeare, and the BSA Education Network, Shakespeare in Education, are now available online. To visit the new blog/website and to download the free pilot issue of Teaching Shakespeare, please go to the BSA Education Network:  http://shakespeareineducation.com/

 

Please help! Here’s how you can help us to keep Teaching Shakespeare in print: if you think your library might subscribe, now is the time to suggest purchase of the next two issues (£10 for September 2012 and February 2013, p&p included). If you think it might help to be able to show a print copy of the pilot to whomsoever controls your periodicals budget, please contact me This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

We hope that you will visit the website to read the opening blog by BSA trustee Peter Kirwan, of Nottingham University and, perhaps, to leave a comment on my own post that asks ‘How do you use theatre performances in your teaching?’ If you would like to submit a piece yourself, please contact the site Administrator, Sylvia Morris This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Contributions from our readers are most welcome.   

 

We are also keen to post details of conferences and educational events to do with Shakespeare. When you visit the BSA Education Network, be sure to click on ‘Events’ http://shakespeareineducation.com/category/events/ to read about two exciting posts, one from Jane Coles and the other from Tracy Irish. Jane, together with Liam Semler of the University of Sydney, is organising a free symposium, Unlearning Shakespeare, on 28th June 2012 at Oxford Brookes University, where she teaches in the School of Education.

 

Tracy Irish’s ‘Call for Abstracts’ gives details of a major international conference, Worlds Together: an international conference exploring the value of Shakespeare and the arts in young people’s lives, taking place on London’s South Bank, from 6th- 8th September 2012. Tate Modern, the British Museum, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company will be collaborating to consider ask ‘what is at stake for children’s cultural lives today. N.B. The deadline for abstracts (250 words) is 31st March. Tracy reports that ‘concessions on the ticket price may be available for UK contributors’, adding that ‘further details of bursaries and concessions will follow the submission of a successful abstract’.

 

Please spread the word about the BSA, by forwarding this email to any of your contacts interested in teaching Shakespeare and Shakespeare in Education.  If you are on Facebook or Twitter, you can use the link on the Home/Welcome page of the Education Network website.

 

With thanks and all good wishes,

James (Stredder),

Chair of the Education Committee

The British Shakespeare Association

 
 
Recent Entries in Lexicons of Early Modern English

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.126  Thursday, 22 March 2012

 

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

Date:         March 21, 2012 8:21:17 PM EDT

Subject:     Recent Entries in Lexicons of Early Modern English

 

Lexicons of Early Modern English  - Word of the day

 

Glossator, or Glossographer, he that makes a Glosse or Comment to interpret the hard meaning of words or things. Edward Phillips, The New World of English Words (1598)

 

Locating historical references and accessing manuscripts can be difficult with countless hours spent searching for a single text for the sparsest of contributions to your research.

 

Lexicons of Early Modern English is a growing historical database offering scholars unprecedented access to early books and manuscripts documenting the growth and development of the English language. With more than 580,000 word-entries from 176 monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods, LEME sets the standard for modern linguistic research on the English language.

 

Use Modern Techniques to Research Early Modern English! 

  -  176 Searchable lexicons 

  -  122 Fully analyzed lexicons 

  -  588,721 Total word entries 

  -  368,372 Fully analyzed word entries 

  -  60,891 Total English modern headwords

 

Lexicons recently added to LEME - http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/

 

Anonymous, Catholicon Anglicum: The Remedy for all Diseases (ca. 1475), an English-Latin dictionary from Lord Monson’s manuscript, reconstructed from a 19th-century Early English Text Society edition. The earliest such lexicon surviving in the language holding some 7,180 word-entries, distinguishes itself by the extensive use of Latin synonyms in explanations.

 

John Lydgate, The Horse the Ghoos and the Sheep (1477)

 

William Caxton, French and English (ca. 1480)

 

Anonymous, The Fromond List of Garden Plants (ca. 1525),a list of about 138 plants associated with Thomas Fourmond / Formond of Carssalton, Surrey (died March 21, 1542/43). The list has nine sections: for a garden, for pottage, for sauce, for the cop, for salad, to still, for savour and beauty, roots, and for an herber.

 

Niels Hemmingsen, A Postle, or Exposition of the Gospels (1569), a translation of Niel Hemmingsen’s Postilla seu enarratio Evangeliorum (Copenhagen, 1561)

 

John Florio, Florio his First Fruits (1578), parallel Italian-English dialogues, followed by a brief Italian-English glossary and a grammar

 

Anonymous, The Academy of Pleasure (1656)

 

William Lucas, A Catalogue of Seeds, Plants, &c. (ca. 1677) a trade-list in eleven sections: seeds of roots, sallad seeds, potherb seeds, sweet herb seeds, physicall seeds, flower seeds, seeds of evergreen & flowering trees, sorts of pease, beans, &c., seeds to improve land, flower roots, and sorts of choice trees & plants

 

Peter Levins, Manipulus Vocabulorum (London, 1570), a dictionary of 8,940 English-Latin word-entries, organized by English rhyme-endings (with accentuation). This analyzed text owes much to Huloet (added in 2009) and replaces the simple transcription now in the LEME database.

 

Coming soon to LEME

 

Henry Hexham’s Copious English and Netherduytch Dictionarie (English-Dutch; 1647-48)

 

John Rider’s Bibliotheca Scholastica, an English-Latin dictionary first published by the University of Oxford in 1589.

 

University of Toronto Press Journals

5201 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON, Canada M3H 5T8

Tel: (416) 667-7810 Fax: (416) 667-7881

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www.utpjournals.com/leme

http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/

 
 
Terry Eagleton Lecture: March 25

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.113  Friday, 16 March 2012

 

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

Date:         Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 13:07:55 -0400

Subject:     Terry Eagleton Lecture: March 25, 7:30 p.m.

 

[from Leigh Harrison]

 

To whom it may concern: 

 

I’m pleased to announce that Terry Eagleton will give a lecture at the National Cathedral on Sunday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 and available at the door for “Jesus & Tragedy,” Eagleton’s thoughts on what he terms a “tragic humanism” and its implications for our world. 

 

Terry Eagleton, one of the most talked-about scholars and cultural theorists of our time, explores how the life and death of Jesus might be understood in terms of tragedy. By affirming the worth of humanity even in the face of the worst evils, he argues, the “tragic humanism” of Jesus provides a hope for a radical remaking of human life in political, economic, and social terms.

 

Terry Eagleton is professor of cultural theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway; professor of English literature at Lancaster University; and distinguished visiting professor of English literature at the University of Notre Dame. He is also the author of many books, including The Idea of Culture, Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic, the bestselling text Literary Theory: An Introduction, Trouble with Strangers: A Study of Ethics, On Evil, Why Marx Was Right, and the forthcoming Event of Literature.

Please post and/or share the attached flyer with your colleagues.

 

Regards,

Leigh Harrison

 
 
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