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Shakespearean Spinoffs
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 113. Wednesday, 21 Nov 1990.
 
 
(1)   Date:   Mon, 19 Nov 90 15:48:00 EST                    (13 lines)
      From:   <ENG003@UNOMA1>
      Subject:  spinoffs
 
(2)   Date:   Tue, 20 Nov 90 11:37:00 EST                    (29 lines)
      From:   A10PRR1@NIU
      Subject: Spinoffs
 
(3)   Date:   Tue, 20 Nov 90 23:29:29 EST                    (15 lines)
      From:   Lawrence Schimel <SCHLAWD@YALEVM>
      Subject:      18th century spinoffs
 
(4)   Date:         Wed, 21 Nov 90 07:18:54 EST              (22 lines)
      From:         Ken Steele <
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      Subject:      Spinoffs
 
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Date:   Mon, 19 Nov 90 15:48:00 EST
From:   <ENG003@UNOMA1>
Subject:  spinoffs
 
 
Arthur C. Clarke's new novel, RAMA II, written in collaboration with
Gentry Lee, contains a character who is a Shakespeare aficionado and
creates small robot characters such as Bottom and Puck.
 
Judy Boss
University of Nebraska at Omaha
eng003@unoma1
 
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Date:   Tue, 20 Nov 90 11:37:00 EST
From:   A10PRR1@NIU
Subject: Spinoffs
 
Those of you interested in spinoffs might like to know about a
little book by Volney Streamer, _Book Titles from Shakespeare_
(privately printed 1901; 2nd ed. 1911). Streamer lists, without
annotation, book and play titles derived from lines in Shakespeare.
The earliest use he finds is Leigh Hunt's _Table Talk_, and the
greatest use is by Wm Dean Howells (13 titles). Most of the
authors are not familiar to me, but here are a few sample entries:
 
William Dean Howells
  A Circle in the Water (Hen VI)
  A Foregone Conclusion (Oth)
  A Modern Instance (AYLI)
Charles Gibbon
  A Hard Knot (12th Night)
Jessie Fothergill
  Made or Marred (Oth)
James Payn
  A Stumble on the Threshold (Hen VI)
F. H. Howe
  Thy Name is Woman (Ham)
 
 
Philip Rider
Northern Illinois University
 
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Date:   Tue, 20 Nov 90 23:29:29 EST
From:   Lawrence Schimel <SCHLAWD@YALEVM>
Subject:      18th century spinoffs
 
While researching in order to compile the spinoff bibliography I came
across a book by Robert Gale Noyes entitled the Thespian Mirror
(Brown University Press, 1953) which is an analysis of 18th century
novels which make use of or allude to Shakespeare.  Of 750 books from
the period which were analyzed he says that one in seven contained
some reference to Shakespeare.  It's going to take me quite some time
to work through this and add them all to the list, especially since
the book is in prose as opposed to bibliography form.  But there should
be a massive update forthcoming (it will also include Mr. Cook's
wonderful list of film refernces which I had not yet received when I
sent the first draft of SPINOFF BIBLIO to the Fileserver).
 
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Date:         Wed, 21 Nov 90 07:18:54 EST
From:         Ken Steele <
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Subject:      Spinoffs
 
 
Today I received the rather amusing and very modest biography of a
new SHAKSPERean, Mickey Rogers.  In it he doubts his ability to
contribute to the discussion on SHAKSPER, but manages to address one
of our current topics without knowing what we've been discussing.
 
I hope he will be flattered rather than embarrassed if I add the note
from his biography to our discussion of Shakespearean Spinoffs.  KS.
 
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At the university we have an instructor by the name of Fred Curchak. His
field is Art and Performance.  Fred developed a one man show called
"Stuff" that received national acclaim.  "Stuff" is a takeoff on The
Tempest and it is through Fred's influence that I've developed an
interest in Shakespeare.
                                           Mickey Rogers
                                           UT Dallas
 

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