1990

1.0024 Thomas Oakes, Ben Ross Schneider (69)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 24. Tuesday, 21 Aug 1990.
 
 
(1)   Date:         Tue, 21 Aug 90 08:41:00 EST              (19 lines)
      From:         "David Lasocki. Music Library. IUB" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
      Subject:      Thomas Oakes
 
(2)   Date:         Tue, 21 Aug 90 14:14:38 EDT              (29 lines)
      From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
      Subject:      Ben Ross Schneider
 
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Date:         Tue, 21 Aug 90 08:41:00 EST
From:         "David Lasocki. Music Library. IUB" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      Thomas Oakes
 
        Thomas Oakes' biography is almost certainly to be found in Philip H.
Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim & Edward A. Langhans, A Biographical
Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other
Stage Personnel in London 1660-1800 (Carbondale & Edwardsville:  Southern
Illinois University Press, 1973-    ).  (The copy on our campus is in another
library than the one I work in, and I don't have time to run over there today.
If you don't have easy access to a copy, let me know.)
 
        Yours,
 
        David Lasocki
        Head of Public Services
        Music Library
        Indiana University
        Bloomington, Indiana
 
[I have forwarded this message from the REED-L Discussion Group,
where it originally appeared.  KS]
 
 
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Date:         Tue, 21 Aug 90 14:14:38 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      Ben Ross Schneider
 
 
In response to Abigail's query, Ben Ross Schneider demonstrated his
*London Stage* database on a PC at the 1990 SAA conference in Philadelphia
last April.  The entire database will ultimately fit on "thirteen or
fourteen 3 1/2-inch disks, and the search time will be more like 18
minutes," according to his essay for the Computer Applications seminar.
 
Fortunately, he also gives his address at the top of this paper:
 
B.R. Schneider
Lawrence University
Appleton, WI  54912
 
bitnet: <SCHNEIDB@lawrence>
 
Hope this is of assistance.
 
                                  Yours,
 
                                  Ken Steele
                                  University of Toronto

SHAKSPER Member Biographies Update (23)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 23. Monday, 20 Aug 1990.
 
Date:         Mon, 20 Aug 90 19:26:00 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      First SHAKSPER Biography File Complete
 
 
The file SHAKSPER BIOGRAFY, now available on the SHAKSPER Fileserver, is
the finalized version of the first biography file.  (The biographies have
reached over 1200 lines, a formidable filesize).  Hereafter, additional
member biographies will be added to subsidiary files, and this initial
file will not be altered further.  I have edited it to 65-character
margins, so that it should now be readable on most machines.  To get
the latest version of the executable program file, the biography file,
and information files, simply issue the command "GET BIOGRAFY PACKAGE
SHAKSPER" as outlined in the SHAKSPER GUIDE.

Thomas Oakes, Ben Ross Schneider (37)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 21. Sunday, 19 Aug 1990.
 
Date:         Sun, 19 Aug 1990 09:55:06 EDT
From:         Abigail Young <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      [Thomas Oakes, Ben Ross Schneider]
 
 
I have a knotty little research problem which I shall be posting
to REED-L, and was hoping you could pass on to SHAKSPER, since I
am not signed on to it yet (although I would like to be). Here
goes:
 
We at REED are trying to identify a Shakespearean actor who is a
little out of our period. His name is Thomas Oakes, and all that
is really know of him are the following facts: 1) in 1792 he signed
a lease as part of his purchase of the British Plate Glass Company
in which he described his occupation as Skakespearean actor; 2) he
lived while in London on Upper Wimpole Street; 3) the actor Garrick
lent money to Oakes' company after he had acquired it.
We'd be grateful for any further information anyone might know who
was more conversant with the period than we are. Also, we have been
told that there is an on-line index to the London Stage 1660-1800,
but have been unable to find out where this is or whether it contains
more data than the printed index: any leads on that, or the email address,
if any, of its compiler, Ben Ross Schneider, would be gratefully
received as well.
 
Thanks for your help.
 
Abigail

1991 SAA Conference in Vancouver (184)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 22. Monday, 20 Aug 1990.
 
Date:         Mon, 20 Aug 90 17:44:13 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      1991 SAA Conference in Vancouver
 
 
[A more complete version of this announcement, with lengthy descriptions
of each seminar and workshop, is now available on the SHAKSPER
Fileserver as "VANCOUVR CONFERNC."  SHAKSPEReans can obtain this file by
issuing the command "TELL LISTSERV AT UTORONTO GET VANCOUVR CONFERNC
SHAKSPER" or by mailing a message to LISTSERV@UTORONTO with the single
line, "GET VANCOUVR CONFERNC SHAKSPER," as its contents.  If you have
tried both these approaches and still require assistance, contact the
editor.]
 
          Conference Announcement / Call for Papers
 
             Shakespeare Association of America
 
              Vancouver Venue for 1991 Meeting
 
      Twenty-two workshops and research seminars will be
among the offerings at the nineteenth annual meeting of the
Shakespeare Association of America, 21-23 March 1991, in
Vancouver, British Columbia.  The Four Seasons Hotel will be
the site of all workshops, seminars, and major sessions.
Anthony Dawson (University of British Columbia) will serve as
chair of the Local Arrangements Committee.
 
      Members of the SAA have a choice of two workshops and
twenty research seminars scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday afternoons in Vancouver.
 
      Workshops allow members the opportunity to tailor
existing skills or to develop new abilities in their careers
as teachers, scholars, and contributors to theatrical
endeavors.  In order to promote an atmosphere most conducive
to productive workshops, leaders of workshops may choose to
close the sessions to auditors.  Research seminars offer
members an opportunity to develop and share their research on
a topic with other scholars with similar interests.
 
      Every member of the SAA not already committed to take
part in a major session of the program may participate in one
workshop or research seminar.  All registration forms must
reach the SAA Administrative Offices no later than
15 September, 1990.
 
 
WORKSHOPS
 
1.    "Reading Performance."
      Miriam Gilbert (University of Iowa)
 
2.    "Working with Actors on Shakespeare's Language."
      Ellen J. O'Brien (Guilford College)
 
 
RESEARCH SEMINARS
 
3.    "Shakespeare's Quartos: Text, Performance, Memory."
      Linda Anderson (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
            University)
      Janis Lull (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
 
4.    "Shakespeare's Prose."
      Jonas Barish (University of California, Berkeley)
 
5.    "The London Stage, 1586-95."
      Herbert Berry (University of Saskatchewan)
 
6.    "The Problem Plays in their Context."
      Lee Bliss (University of California, Santa Barbara)
 
7.    "Shakespeare's Political Languages."
      Rebecca Bushnell (University of Pennsylvania)
 
8.    "Reconstructing Shakespearean Character."
      Christy Desmet (University of Georgia)
      Richard Finkelstein (SUC at Geneseo)
 
9.    "Feminist Readings of the Cross-Dressed Female."
      Evelyn Gajowski (University of California, Santa Cruz)
      Kay Stanton (California State University, Fullerton)
 
10.   "(Re)-Discovering Shakespeare's Texts."
      David George (Urbana University)
 
11.   "Teaching Editions of Shakespeare."
      Jay Halio (University of Delaware)
 
12.   "Shakespeare and the English Church."
      Donna Hamilton (University of Maryland, College Park)
 
13.   "Screening Shakespeare."
      Barbara Hodgdon (Drake University)
 
14.   "Shakespearean Power and Punishment."
      Gillian Murray Kendall (Smith College)
 
15.   "Elizabethan Historiography and the History Play."
      F.J. Levy (University of Washington)
 
16.   "Dialogue in Shakespeare's Plays."
      Lynne Magnusson (University of Waterloo)
 
17.   "Shakespeare and the New World."
      Katherine Eisaman Maus (University of Virginia)
 
18.   "Shakespeare's Bastards."
      Mary Ann McGrail (Catholic University)
 
19.   "1599."
      James Shapiro (Columbia University)
 
20.   "Distinction."
      James Siemon (Boston University)
 
21.   "Shakespearean Romance and Its Sources."
      Mihoko Suzuki (University of Miami)
 
22.   "Entertainers on the Road in Early Modern England."
      Suzanne R. Westfall (Lafayette College)
      Paul Whitfield White (Baylor University)
 
 
OPEN SUBMISSION PAPERS FOR VANCOUVER
 
      Short papers (10-12 pages, 20 minutes reading time) on
      any appropriate topic are welcomed for consideration
      for the 1991 program in Vancouver.  All papers
      submitted will undergo a blind reading by a committee
      headed by a Trustee selected by the President.
 
      To be included in the open submission competition,
      members are asked to send a cover letter stating each
      essay's title and three copies of each paper to the SAA
      Administrative Offices *no later than 30 September*.
      Those who submit essays are asked to omit any
      identification on the essays themselves and to include
      a stamped, self-addressed envelope if they wish their
      papers to be returned.  Winners of the open submission
      competitions will be asked to withdraw from other
      commitments on the program.
 
 
 
1990 MEMBERSHIP DUES
 
      For membership in the Shakespeare Association of
      America, contact:
 
            The Shakespeare Association of America
            Department of English
            Southern Methodist University
            Dallas, TX  75275
 
      Annual dues are determined by yearly income, and
      assessed by the calendar year ($20-$50 US).
 
 
 
SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
 
      S.A.A. Members may select either a workshop or a
      seminar session.  *No one* may participate in more than
      one of these sessions.  Please list your 1st, 2nd, 3rd,
      and 4th choices.  Those registration forms submitted
      without a range of choices may have to be assigned a
      session at random.  The form must be returned to the
      S.A.A. by *15 September 1990*.
 
 
 
[Adapted and condensed from the S.A.A. Bulletin, Vol. 14 No. 2,
July 1990.]

SHAKSPER Returneth! (36)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 20. Sunday, 19 Aug 1990.
 
Date:         Sun, 19 Aug 90 19:26:00 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      SHAKSPER Hiatus Comes to an End
 
 
Just a note to advise you all that I've returned from a busy week of
seminars, interviews, and performances at the Stratford Festival,
and that the Shakespeare Electronic Conference is now back on-line.
I was very please to discover seven new member biographies and a number
of subscription requests in my mail tonight, and the new members bring
our total to 44.
 
Once I've enjoyed at least one night's good sleep back at home, I'll
try to write something more inspiring.  In the meantime, please feel
free to continue or begin discussions on any topic of interest to you.
 
Thanks for your patience this past week -- and I promise it will not
happen again (any time soon).
 
                                  Yours,
 
                                  Ken Steele
                                  Editor, SHAKSPER
                                  University of Toronto
 
                                  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
                                   or <KSTEELE@utorepas>

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