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Misc. Qs: Performances; Bowdlerizing; Vocabulary
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 304. Saturday, 16 Nov 1991.
(1)	Date: 	Thu, 14 Nov 1991 21:15:29 -0500
	From: 	Nate Johnson <lht@cornella.bitnet>
	Subj:   Performance Calendar
(2)	Date: 	Fri, 15 Nov 1991 00:10:00 -0500
	From: 	George Mosley <MOSLEY@UNC.BITNET>
	Subj: 	[Q: "Bowdlerized" Shakespeares?]
(3)	Date: 	Sat, 16 Nov 1991 13:29:13 -0500
	From: 	Nate Johnson <lht@cornella.bitnet>
	Subj:   Shakespearean word counts
Date: 		Thu, 14 Nov 1991 21:15:29 -0500
From: 		Nate Johnson <lht@cornella.bitnet>
Subject:      	Performance Calendar
Does this (or any other) list maintain a member-generated calendar of
Shakespearean performances?  I've stumbled onto productions at SUNY
Binghamton, SUNY Cortland, and Wells entirely by chance, which makes
me wonder about all the productions within driving distance from Ithaca
that I might be missing.  Although I do regularly hear of productions
by major companies and festivals, college and semi-professional theater
tends to be publicized only locally.  I have a hunch some of us might
be willing to go out of our way to productions of plays which don't
often see the stage, such as Timon of Athens, the Henry VI trilogy, or
Cymbeline.  I'd also love to see productions of other Elizabethan and
Jacobean drama which tends to be forgotten in favor of yet another
Hamlet or Twelfth Night.
I know list members are scattered across the map, but there are probably
enough of us in "clusters" to work something out.
Ithaca College is producing Othello April 21-25, 1992 . . .
	[Ed. Note: I'd be happy to post announcements or calendars if others
	would like to prepare them.  The *Shakespeare Bulletin*
	(formerly the Bulletin of the New York Shakespeare Society)
	offers several pages of performance information on a quarterly
	basis.  -- k.s.]
Date: 		Fri, 15 Nov 1991 00:10:00 -0500
From: 		George Mosley <MOSLEY@UNC.BITNET>
Subject: 	[Q: "Bowdlerized" Shakespeares?]
I have a somewhat general question for the SHAKSPERians out there:
I am aware of Pope, Charles and Mary Lamb, and Bowdler, but what
other "bowdlerized" Shakespeares are there?  Particularly, I'd like
to offer Pope a *little* exoneration, so any early rewritings
would be fine.  Of course, if there's some book out there which I've
completely missed, I would neither be surprised nor ashamed to hear
of it.
George Mosley (Mosley@unc.bitnet)
Date: 		Sat, 16 Nov 1991 13:29:13 -0500
From: 		Nate Johnson <lht@cornella.bitnet>
Subject:      	Shakespearean word counts
I recall reading an article in *Liberation* about the Shakespeare festival
in Avignon which said Shakespeare used more words, 50,000, than any other
author in the world.  The article claimed that Milton was second at 10,000.
Something seems intuitively bizarre about these stats.  I can believe
Shakespeare had a greater range than anyone else, but by a factor of 5?
And would Milton really be 2nd in the *world* rather than just in the
English language?

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