1992

RE: *Macbeth* Gangster Movie

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 217. Monday, 14 September 1992.
 
From: 		June Schlueter <SJ#This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Monday, Sept. 14, 1992, 21:38:51 EDT
Subject: *Macbeth* Gangster Movie
Comment: 	SHK 3.0194 *Macbeth* Gangster Movie
 
A trady response to the discoverer of Men of Respect: The next issue of
Shakespeare Bulletin (available early Oct.) will feature an essay by
Robert F. Willson, Jr. on 3 Shakespearean film offshoots: My Private
Idaho, Prospero's Books, and Men of Respect.  A subscription to
Shakespeare Bulletin is still only $10 for 4 issues/yr.  June Schlueter,
Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042.

Re: OTA Quartos and Folios

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 216. Wednesday, 9 September 1992.
 
From: 		Steve Urkowitz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1992, 22:01:56 EDT
Subject: 3.0210  Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0210  Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
 
Reply to David Richman:  Gloog#%*, sqwaukles^&#@, spreeek bluomp and other
embarassed sounds.  Gee, David.  I haven't used the Oxford texts of quartos and
Folio at all.  They sit in the "D" drive of my partitioned hard-disc, but I've
been afraid of the TACT software.  They're e-greek to me.  Ken Steele,
SHAKSPER's paterfamilias, put in a lot of time cleaning those text up while
he was working for Ian Lancashire at Toronto.  He would know a lot about it,
and he was able to discover many flaws in the Wordcruncher base-texts.
 
But would you give (in exquisite detailed line drawings or small-word
instructions) your method for printing out the texts (reliable or not)?  I
still use xeroxes and rubber cement to get the texts to classes and actors.
 
Thanks,
 
Steve Urkowitz
SURCC@CUNYVM

Request for Performance-Oriented Essays (Text)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 215. Wednesday, 9 September 1992.
 
From: 		Michael Friedman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1992, 14:09:36 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 3.0213  Response to Cheap Advice
Comment: 	RE: SHK 3.0213  Response to Cheap Advice
 
Dear Hardy,
 
I have some information here that might be of interest to some members of the
network.  Anne Marie Drew of the Naval Academy is editing a collection of
essays on the Shakespeare-Beckett connection.  Fairleigh Dickinson Press is
interested, but they have told her that she needs more essays on from a
performance-oriented point of view.   She writes,
 
"I am interested in essays that address ANY performance connections between
Shakespeare and Beckett.  An essay could discuss recent Shakespearean produc-
tions that have been informed by Beckett.  Or a director might write about his
or her own experience directing both Shakespeare and Beckett.  The
possibilities are wide-ranging.  The reader at Fairleigh Dickinson simply wants
`several essays on performance.'"
 
Normally, I would leap at the chance to publish on Shakespeare in performance,
but I'm just not a Beckett man and had to decline, but I did tell her I would
try to get the word out over SHAKSPER.  Her mailing address is:
 
Anne Marie Drew
Dept of English
United States Naval
Academy Annapolis, MD 21402
(401) 267-3481
 
She also thinks her e-mail address is drew@norfolk, but she doesn't seem to be
absolutely sure, so I would suggest following up an e-mail message with a
letter if possible.
 
							Michael Friedman
							Friedman@Scranton

Rs: Assorted Queries

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 214.  Monday, 7 September 1992.
 
(1)	From: 	Barry Rountree <WCONDEE@OUACCVMB>
	Date: 	September 6, 1992, 14:20:44 EST
	Subj:	[OTA Quartos and Folios]
 
(2)	From:	Jay L Halio <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Monday, September 7, 1992, 11:06:34 -0400
	Subj: 	Re:  SHK 3.0210  Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
 
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From: 		Barry Roundtree <WCONDEE@OUACCVMB>
Date: 		September 6, 1992, 14:20:44 EST
Subject:	[OTA Quartos and Folios]
 
It's been a while ago, but I used the *Richard III* Q1 from the Oxford Text
Archives to check my own transcription of the quarto. There were several errors
in tagging, esp. concerning marginalia (word-wrap).  Also, there are variations
within the printing of a quarto, along with variations from printing to
printing, and these were either not noted or included without comment.
 
If you're trying to give students the feel for how quartos/folios read and
don't want to go to the expense of xeroxing, I think they're wonderful.  For
building a rehersal text, they're even better.  If you want to build vocabulary
lists by character/scene/whatever, I'd check through it first to see if all the
end tags are where they are supposed to be.  For comparison to another
transcription to check for accuracy, they are more than adequate and perhaps
unique in their portability.
 
In short, they're not authoritative (but neither is a facsimile, so why am I
complaining?), and they've got enough errors to make me nervous feeding them
into a parser straight off the network, but they are still incredibly useful.
 
Barry Rountree
Ohio University
 
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From: 		Jay L Halio <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Monday, September 7, 1992, 11:06:34 -0400
Subject: 3.0210  Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
Comment: 	Re:  SHK 3.0210  Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
 
To: Kevin Berland re: single vol Shakespeares
 
By all means have a look at the New Cambridge Shakespeare editions and the
single volume Oxfords as they appear.  The paperback volumes are reasonably
priced and sturdy enough, but the hardback ones (intended mainly for libraries)
are much more expensive.  The print is even better than the Ardens, and the
format similar, i.e. text in large type, collation in small type, commentary in
a typeface that is clear and larger than the collation. Good introductions,
too.
 
							Jay Halio

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