1992

Rs: Songs from *12th Night*

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 324. Wednesday, 18 November 1992.
 
(1)	From: 	Thomas G. Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Wednesday, 18 Nov 92 11:49:24 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
 
(2)	From: 	Jim Harner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Wednesday, 18 Nov 1992 12:03:29 -0600 (CST)
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
 
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From: 		Thomas G. Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 18 Nov 92 11:49:24 -0500
Subject: 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
 
I believe Frederick Sternfeld published a book of settings for all the songs
in the plays edited from MS and early printed sources. None is exactly
contemporary with Shakespeare, but some are quite early as I recall.
"When that I was" has a tune dating from, again from memory, the early
eighteenth century which was supposed to be much older. It is often used,
though the BBC tape used another. A tune called "O mistress Mine" is extant
in a consort arrangement by Thomas Morley, but whether it was used in
"12th Night" or not is uncertain: it's not an uncommon Incipit for a ballad.
All this is off the top of my head, I warn you, but Sternfield
should have some answers.
 
>Can anyone suggest sources for music for the sings in TWELFTH NIGHT?
>I'd appreciate any info, and thanks in advance.
>
>Steve Schrum
>Penn State Hazleton
 
--
Tom Bishop
Dept of English
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106.  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 
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From: 		Jim Harner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 18 Nov 1992 12:03:29 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
Comment: 	RE: SHK 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
 
Try Andrew Charlton, +Music in the Plays of Shakespeare: A Practicum=.
New York: Garland, 1991.
 
		Jim Harner
		World Shakespeare Bibliography

Q: Songs from *12th Night*

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 323. Tuesday, 17 November 1992.
 
From: 		Steve Schrum <SAS14@PSUVM>
Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 92 20:52 EST
Subject: 	Songs from 12th Nite
 
Can anyone suggest sources for music for the sings in TWELFTH NIGHT?
I'd appreciate any info, and thanks in advance.
 
Steve Schrum
Penn State Hazleton

Another SHREW Variation (con't)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 321. Tuesday, 17 November 1992.
 
From: 		Rasa Hollender <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Monday, 16 Nov 1992 22:04 EST
Subject: 3.0320  Another SHREW Variation
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0320  Another SHREW Variation
 
I have heard there exists a SHREW variation with Meryl Streep as Kate,
but have only heard this from a friend, in a conversation from a
few months ago....I will inquire and get back to you if I find out more..

Re: Another SHREW Variation (con't)

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 322. Tuesday, 17 November 1992.
 
(1)	From: 	Robert F. O'Connor <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 92 23:25:59 EST
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
(2)	From: 	PATRICIA E. GALLAGHER  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 8:58:37 -0600 (CST)
	Subj: 	Re: SHREW variation
 
(3)	From: 	William Proctor Williams <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 92 10:53 CST
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
(4)	From: 	John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 13:22 EST
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
(5)	From: 	Michael Friedman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 16:47:27 -0500 (EST)
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
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From: 		Robert F. O'Connor <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 92 23:25:59 EST
Subject: 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
I have seen a video-tape of the 'Shrew' production with Meryl Streep as Kate -
Raoul Julia played Petruchio.  It was part of the New York 'Shakespeare in the
Park' season some years ago.
 
Strangely enough, I saw excerpts of the same production -- cut with interviews
with both Streep and Julia -- used for a US Catholic Education Commission (or
whatever it's called over there) religious education film.  I don't remember
any details about that as I'm afraid I was only relieving at the school in
question!
 
The original is available in some specialty video outlets, however.
 
ROC
 
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From: 		PATRICIA E. GALLAGHER  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 8:58:37 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 	Re: SHREW variation
 
There was a SHREW performed in Central Park at the NY Shakespeare Festival with
Raul Julia and Meryl Streep several years ago. Those performances are
frequently taped, and those tapes are usually available at the NYPL at Lincoln
Center. I can't say for sure that it has been taped, but I think it is very
likely. You might contact the NYPL to see if that tape is available, and where.
 
Patricia Gallagher
 
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From: 		William Proctor Williams <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 92 10:53 CST
Subject: 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
I believe the Streep Kate was done in New York in Central Park(?)
and was filmed.  I have heard there is a video tape of it
but have not seen it.
 
William Proctor Williams      TB0WPW1@NIU
 
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From: 		John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 13:22 EST
Subject: 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
Streep played Katherine opposite Raul Julia's Petruchio in 1978.  It was a
New York Shakespeare Festival production at the Delacorte Theater in Central
Park, directed by Wilford Leach.  The production was videotaped, and I have
seen it, but I don't know where it can be obtained now.  Both Streep and Julia
were interviewed during the production, as they came off stage.  The questions
were directed to the way they felt about their characters as modern players
performing parts in an apparently blatantly sexist play.  A black-and-white
photograph from the production is on the inside back cover of the Bantam
Shakespeare edition of *Taming of the Shrew,* but it doesn't tell you much.
That's where I got all the details of the production, though.
 
Cheers,
 
John Cox
 
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From: 		Michael Friedman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992 16:47:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0321  Another SHREW Variation (con't)
 
	The "SHREW variation with Meryl Streep as Kate" referred to by Rasa
Hollender is a PBS program called "Kiss Me, Petruchio," which intersperses
clips from the Papp Central Park production of SHREW with interviews with
Streep and her co-star, Raul Julia.  It's a very funny and revealing look at
the gender issues in the play, and it's just long enough to take up a 75
minute class period with room for discussion.  I don't own a copy, but there
is a version in the St. John's University English Department Video
Collection in Collegeville, MN, where I taught for a year.  I don't know if
it is available for rent anywhere.
 
						Michael Friedman
						Friedman@Scranton

Another SHREW Variation

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 320. Monday, 16 November 1992.
 
From: 		Jon Enriquez <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Monday, 16 Nov 1992 17:56 EST
Subject: 	Another Shrew Variation
 
Bryan,
 
I'm sure you don't need me to tell you this, but if you're going to
consider as sharp a variation on "Shrew" as the Moonlighting version,
you should also look at "Kiss Me, Kate".  While the Kate/Petruchio
relationship itself isn't too different -- Kate/Lilli Vanessi is
still shrewish, but in ways Petruchio/Fred Graham doesn't always
expect -- it's interesting to compare & contrast it to that of
Lilli and Fred.
 
I've also seen "Kate" played so that when Kate sings "I Am Ashamed
that Women Are So Simple" at the end, she is in fact making a fool
of Petruchio.  That's a performance variation, rather than a textual
one, and it might be outside your purview.  For whatever it's worth,
there it is.
 
Jon Enriquez

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