1991

Spinoffs: Forbidden Planet, Musical Adaptations

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 99. Monday, 8 Apr 1991.
 
(1)   Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1991 16:21 EST                        (27 lines)
      From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Subject: Another Shakespearean Spinoff
 
(2)   Date:     Mon,  8 Apr 91 11:36 EST                     (34 lines)
      From:     Ann Miller <FAC_AMILLER@JMUVAX1>
      Subject:  Shakespeare and the musical stage
 
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Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1991 16:21 EST
From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject: Another Shakespearean Spinoff
 
While watching cable tv recently, I was reminded of a Shakespearean
spinoff and offer it here if no one has mentioned it yet.
 
Back in 1956, MGM released a film called FORBIDDEN PLANET, which was an
above average science-fiction film by 50's standards.  The film has
analogies to Shakespeare's TEMPEST.  Dr. Morbius, played by Walter
Pidgeon, is a brilliant and inventive scientist (Prospero), whose
innocent and naive daughter, portrayed by Anne Francis (Miranda), lives
with him on an out-of-the-way planet (the enchanted island), troubled
by an Id-like force (Caliban).  Their island in the universe is visited
by a "brave new world" of astronauts, among whom is Leslie Nielsen
(Ferdinand), who develops romantic feelings for Anne Francis.  Although
not as spritely as Ariel, Robby the Robot is an extraordinary being who
carries out the special biddings of Dr. Morbius.
 
Charles Zarobila
Grasselli Library
John Carroll University
zarobila@jcuvax
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Date:     Mon,  8 Apr 91 11:36 EST
From:     Ann Miller <FAC_AMILLER@JMUVAX1>
Subject:  Shakespeare and the musical stage
 
Thought people on SHAKSPER might be interested in a new book I noticed
_Shakespeare and the musical stage: a guide to sources, studies, and first
performances_ by Edward R. Hotaling (G.K.Hall, 1990 $37.50, ISBN 0-8161-9070-4).
I saw a review in _Choice_ magazine which recommended it to libraries for
purchase.
 
The work apparently lists approximately 600 operas or musical stage works
based on Shakespeare's plays.  It is a reference work which includes info
on the composer, librettist, a description of the work and date of premiere,
etc.  Sounds interesting for those looking for S. in other mediums.
 
The reviewer also notes a previous title _Shakespeare in Music_ from 1965
which might be of interest to some and work on a new title.  "A Shakespeare
Music Catalogue" by Brian Gooch apparently is in the works.  If it is
comprehensive, it may answer some of those questions I saw on the list
some months back.
 
I don't envy Mr. Gooch, I can only imagine how many versions of "The Willow
Song" are out there.
 
Ooops, review is in _Choice_  Nov. 1990 under Reference.  I'm a bit behind
in my selections.
 
Ann E. Miller
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA  22807
FAC_AMIL@JMUVAX1
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New York *Othello* Performance

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 98. Sunday, 7 Apr 1991.
 
Date:   Sat, 6 Apr 1991 21:33:01 -0500
From:   Steve Urkowitz <SURCC@CUNYVM>
Subj.:  [New York OTHELLO Performance]
 
I'd like to invite SHAKSPER people to my production of OTHELLO this
week at City College.  Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
April 11, 12, and 13 at 7pm, and on Thursday April 11 at noon.
We are in the Aaron Davis Hall, Theatre B, on City College's South
Campus, 135th Street and Convent Avenue.  Parking is available in a
supervised lot immediately behind the theatre; entry to the lot is at
133rd Street and Convent Avenue.  Admission and parking are FREE.
 
For reservations and for travel information, call me at (212) 650-6363.
We have a very powerful student cast, several with a lot of professional
experience, all happily engaged in an exuberant and emotional production
Our running-time is two hours and forty minutes -- slick cutting,
fast talk, exciting fights, original score, flags and fancy costumes,
sex and violence -- perfect for pre-teens and grandma.
Send students, bring friends.
 
                          Steve Urkowitz

Address Correction Information Requested

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 96. Thursday, 4 Apr 1991.
 
Date:         Thu, 04 Apr 91 13:16:00 EST
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      Address Correction Information Requested
 
Well, yesterday's "calm warning" didn't tell the whole
story, I confess.  It now appears evident that the
Bitnet/Internet (CMS/UNIX) shift will require some
adjustments in the SHAKSPER membership list.
 
Apparently, Bitnet-specific electronic addresses (the short
form, "user@machine") will not function reliably from my new
address.  In order to contact you directly, I will require
your full, Internet addresses (usually taking the form,
"This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." or "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.").
 
If your name and/or address appears on the following list,
I do NOT have an Internet equivalent for your address.
 
Please send it to me at either <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or
<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> as soon as possible.  Your local
computing services staff should be able to answer any
questions.
 
R1AMF@AKRONVM                     Antonia Forster
R1NR@AKRONVM                      Nicholas Ranson
FFJL@ALASKA                       Janis Lull
CCRUPI@ALBION                     Charles Crupi
HDCHICKERING@AMHERST              Howell D. Chickering
ATJXB@ASUACAD                     Jean R. Brink
CALIFFMA@BAYLOR                   Mary Elaine Califf
PHLCSW@BYUVM                      Camille S. Williams
JWHITE@CMSUVMB                    D. Jerry White
WRIGHTS@CUA                       Stephen Wright
MCCARTHY@CUAVAXA                  William J. McCarthy
SURCC@CUNYVM                      Steven Urkowitz
BRAITH@FRPERP51                   Keith Braithwaite
ELIASON@GACVAX1                   Eric Eliason
RASTLEY@GALLUA                    Russell Astley
DORENKAMP@HLYCROSS                John H. Dorenkamp
HWHALL@HLYCROSS                   Helen Whall
COX@HOPE                          John D. Cox
S1.JFE@ISUMVS                     John F. Eveland
ZAROBILA@JCUVAX                   Charles Zarobila
KY9812@JPNSUT20                   Akio Tanaka
JONGSOOK@KRSNUCC1                 Jongsook Lee
NOVELLI@LEMOYNE                   Cornelius Novelli
CORBETT@LTUVAX                    Deirdre M. Corbett
HAMMOND@MCMASTER                  Antony Hammond
MOYLEK@MCMASTER                   Kenneth C. Moyle
A10PRR1@NIU                       Philip Rider
TB0WPW1@NIU                       William Proctor Williams
FLANNAGA@OUACCVMB                 Roy Flannagan
PJP23@PITTVMS                     Paul J. Pival
RABRAMS@PORTLAND                  Rick Abrams
BCJ@PSUVM                         Kevin Berland
SBYATES@PUCC                      Stan Yates
GA0708@SIUCVMB                    Herbert S. Donow
IRMSS908@SIVM                     Mark Lee
SHAKESPR@SMITH                    SHAKSPEReans at Smith
NMILLER@TRINCC                    Norman Miller
JMORRIS@UALTAVM                   John Morris
USERKAY@UBCMTSG                   Kay Stockholder
USERSTAP@UBCMTSG                  Paul G. Stanwood
HASENFRA@UCONNVM                  Bob Hasenfratz
JACOBUS@UCONNVM                   Lee A. Jacobus
MWE@UKACRL                        Mike Ellwood
BEDEN@UKANVM                      Brad Eden
DBBILL01@ULKYVM                   Dale B. Billingsley
C464497@UMCVMB                    Beth Christopher
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                    James A. Reither
JOEP@UNC                          Joe Pellegrino
ENG003@UNOMA1                     Judith E. Boss
FAC0287@UOFT01                    Paul Fritz
HPALMER@UOTTAWA                   Heidi Palmer
MAINT@UQAM                        Peter Jones
MICKEY@UTDALLAS                   Mickey Rogers
HAG@UVMVM                         Hope Greenberg
DLG8X@VIRGINIA                    David L. Gants
KKM7M@VIRGINIA                    Karen Kates Marshall
CHESHIRE@VTVM1                    Linda Anderson
CARTERJJ@WHITMAN                  James J. Carter
ZAREK@WILLIAMA                    Grace Zarek
SCHLAWD@YALEVM                    Lawrence Schimel
 
 
If you have just sent me an Internet address, please disregard this
notice.  If you wish to continue to access the SHAKSPER Fileserver
using the Bitnet "Tell" command, please advise me; otherwise you will
begin receiving SHAKSPER mail under the Internet address almost
immediately, and your access via the "tell" command will end.
 
If your name does not appear on this list, then either your address
was always an Internet address, or I have corrected it based upon
available information.  If your computing staff does not know of
an Internet equivalent for your address, don't panic; you will
continue to receive SHAKSPER mailings, but may have difficulty
communicating directly with me.
 
Thanks, again, for your patience and assistance.
 
                                            Ken Steele
                                            University of Toronto

SHAKSPER Addressing & TEST

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 97. Sunday, 7 Apr 1991.
 
Date:         Sun, 07 Apr 91 18:04:15 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      SHAKSPER Addressing
 
Dear Fellow SHAKSPEReans;
 
Many thanks to the fourteen members who have sent me full Internet versions
of their Bitnet addresses; I look forward to receiving addresses from
the other 46 in the recent listing at their earliest convenience.
 
In most cases, I have now switched SHAKSPER mailings to the
Internet addresses (where I know them).  Unfortunately, I cannot ask
you to let me know if you DON'T receive this, but hopefully error
messages will tell me where I have made clear mistakes.  If you
are receiving two copies of these mailings, please let me know and
I will rectify the situation immediately.
 
To those of you whose Bitnet addresses HAVE no Internet version,
DO NOT PANIC!  Do NOT run out to GET an Internet address, and do NOT
lose sleep or hair!  The SHAKSPER listserv and fileserver will not be
affected by this switch to UNIX and the Internet, so you will still
receive mailings and access files as always.  The Internet address, where
available, will give private correspondence with me (personally) an added
measure of reliability and efficiency.  But the local experts are beginning
to suspect that Internet addresses will not be absolutely NECESSARY --
welcome news indeed.
 
The remainder of the technical changes here in Toronto will have very
little effect upon members of SHAKSPER.  I will remain a little more
silent than usual for several more days, but I invite members to resume their
usually lively discussion at any time.  Just remember to send your
submissions to <SHAKSPER@utoronto> rather than my personal address;
ListServ will see to it that submissions are sent to the appropriate
account.
 
Thanks again for all your patience and assistance.
 
                                            Ken Steele
                                            University of Toronto

Waterloo Elizabeth Theatre Conference

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 95. Wednesday, 3 Apr 1991.
 
Date:         Wed, 03 Apr 91 15:59:02 EST
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      14th Waterloo International Conference on Elizabethan Theatre
 
[This announcement was first circulated by Lynne Magnusson in paper form
at the SAA conference in Vancouver.  It will be available on the SHAKSPE
Fileserver as "WATERLOO CONFERNC SHAKSPER".  KS]
 
 
 
          14th Waterloo International Conference
                   on Elizabethan Theatre
 
             "Women and the Elizabethan Theatre"
 
                       22-26 July 1991
                    University of Waterloo
                       Waterloo, Canada
 
Plays at the Stratford Festival to include:
   *Hamlet*, *Much Ado About Nothing* or *Twelfth Night*,
   *Timon of Athens*, *Les Belles Soeurs*.
 
Conference Addresses to include:
   J. Leeds Barroll, "English Noblewomen and the Court of
      Queen Anna"
   Mary C. Erler, "Alice Countess of Derby and the
      Harefield Entertainment of 1602"
   Elizabeth Hanson, "Brothers of the State"
   Karen Newman, "Sartorial Extravagance and City Comedy"
   Edward Pechter, "*Patient Grissil* and the Trials of
      Marriage"
   Kay Stockholder, "The Aristocratic Woman as Scapegoat"
   Ann Thomson, "Pre-Feminism, Protofeminism,
      Shakespeare, Editing"
   Leslie Thomson, "Staging Women: The Creation of
      Middleton's Female Characters."
 
Short Paper Sessions to include:
   *Household Stuff*, *The Gendered Body*, and more.
 
 
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                      REGISTRATION FORM
 
[To make use of this electronic registration form,
courtesy of the SHAKSPER Global Electronic Conference,
print this file to paper and mail to the address below.]
 
NAME:               ____________________________________
 
MAILING ADDRESS:    ____________________________________
 
                    ____________________________________
 
                    __________________ PHONE:___________
 
AFFILIATION AND ADDRESS AS YOU WISH THESE TO APPEAR IN
THE DIRECTORY OF PARTICIPANTS:
 
                    ____________________________________
 
                    ____________________________________
 
 
1) Registration Fee (Regular $45 / Student $25)    ______
 
2) Theatre Tickets (indicate the number
           you would like)
 
    - Tuesday 23 July (evening)
      ___ ticket(s) for *Much Ado About Nothing*   ______
          at the Festival Theatre @ $34.00/ticket,
      or
      ___ ticket(s) for *Twelfth Night* at the Avon
          Theatre @ $34.00/ticket                  ______
 
    - Wednesday 24 July (matinee)
      ___ ticket(s) for *Les Belles Soeurs* at the
          Avon Theatre @ $34.00/ticket             ______
          (A French-Canadian play by Michel Tremblay,
          in English -- all female cast)
 
    - Wednesday 24 July (evening)
      ___ ticket(s) for *Hamlet* at the Festival
          Theatre @ $34.00/ticket                  ______
 
    - Thursday 25 July (evening)
      ___ ticket(s) for *Timon of Athens* at the
          Patterson Theatre @ $29.20 / ticket      ______
 
 
                                     TOTAL:
                                                  =======
 
Please make your cheque or money order payable in
Canadian funds to the "University of Waterloo," and
return it with your completed registration form to either
of the Associate Directors:
 
                Lynne Magnusson or Ted McGee
                Elizabethan Theatre Conference
                c/o Department of English
                University of Waterloo
                Waterloo, Ontario
                Canada  N2L 3G1
 
Theatre ticket prices are quoted at the 20% group rate
reduction for the top category of seating.  Conference
theatre tickets are limited in number.  Orders will be
filled as they are received until 15 June 1991.  Your
theatre tickets will be held for you to pick up at the
Conference Registration Desk.
 
 
3) Accommodations
 
Most people attending the conference stay on-campus in
Student Village 2, where the sessions also take place.
We shall reserve accommodations for you at Village 2 if
you wish.  Payment should be made when checking in.
 
 
____  Please reserve single accommodation (bed and
     breakfast @ $32.50/night) in Student Village 2
     for ____ nights.
 
____  Please reserve double accommodation (bed and
     breakfast @ $54.16/night) in Student Village 2
     for ____ nights.
 
____  I shall be making other arrangements for
     accommodations while in Waterloo.
 
 
DATE OF ARRIVAL:    ___________________
 
DATE OF DEPARTURE:  ___________________
 
 
 
4) Airways Transit
        ($39.50 maximum, payable to the driver)
 
The most convenient, but not the least expensive, way of
getting from Pearson International Airport in Toronto to
the University of Waterloo is by means of Airways
Transit.  The cost of this service goes down in
proportion to the number of passengers.  We shall try to
coordinate the trips of people attending the Conference
if you will fill out the following:
 
 _____ Please arrange for Airways Transit to meet my
 
       flight (Airline: ______________ Flight # _______),
 
       scheduled to arrive from ____________ at _________
 
       o'clock on the __________ of July.
 
 
5) The Conference will open with a reception at 7:30pm on
   Monday 22 July in the Common Room, St. Jerome's
   College.
 
 
 
For further information, contact either:
 
 Lynne Magnusson (519)885-1211, ext. 2759 or 2634 (mess.)
      <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
 
 Ted McGee (519)884-8110, ext. 280

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