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Rs: Poems
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 273.  Tuesday, 4 May 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Zanne Westfall Pardee <WS#1@LAFAYACS.bitnet>
        Date:   Monday, 03 May 93 15:57:59 EDT
        Subj:   SHK 4.0272 Q: Poems
 
(2)     From:   Jean Peterson <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 May 1993 16:23:08 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0272  Q: Poems
 
(3)     From:   Michael Friedman <
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        Date:   Monday, 03 May 1993 16:37:15 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0272  Q: Poems
 
(4)     From:   Paul Lord <STU_PALORD@JMUVAX.BITNET>
        Date:   Monday, 03 May 1993 19:30:54 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Poems
 
(5)     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 4 May 1993
        Subj:   Re: Poems
 
 
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From:           Zanne Westfall Pardee <WS#1@LAFAYACS.bitnet>
Date:           Monday, 03 May 93 15:57:59 EDT
Subject: Q: Poems
Comment:        SHK 4.0272 Q: Poems
 
Elvis Costello's new CD "Letters to Juliet" might provide some
contemporary and "relevant" music/poetry.
 
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Date:           Monday, 3 May 1993 16:23:08 -0400
Subject: 4.0272  Q: Poems
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0272  Q: Poems
 
        If contemporary music is not too pop-culture for your taste,
consider Dire Straits' *Romeo & Juliet* (from their Makin' Movies album),
currently being revived by The Indigo Girls.
 
                                Jean "Rock-n-roll is here to stay" Peterson
 
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Date:           Monday, 03 May 1993 16:37:15 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0272  Q: Poems
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0272  Q: Poems
 
The first poem dealing with Shakespearean characters that springs to mind is
Eliot's "The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock," particularly the stanza
beginning "No!  I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be" and continuing
on into the description of the attendant lord, probably Polonius.
 
                                                        Mike Friedman
                                                        Friedman@Scranton
 
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From:           Paul Lord <STU_PALORD@JMUVAX.BITNET>
Date:           Monday, 03 May 1993 19:30:54 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Poems
 
W. H. Auden has an entire cycle of poems about the characters in _The
Tempest_, with the style of each poem suited to its topic character.
Any decent anthology of Auden will include it.
 
I'd also suggest Donald Justice's poem "Prospero's Last Days," which
is either in his _Selected Poems_ or in the late-80's volume _The
Sunset Maker_.
 
Paul
--
In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni
 
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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Tuesday, 4 May 1993
Subject:        Re: Poems
 
Let me add Tennyson's "Mariana" to the poems mentioned so far.
 
Also, this query provides me the opportunity to remind SHAKSPEReans of
two of the files on the SHAKSPER Fileserver: SPINOFF BIBLIO and CHARACTR
BIBLIO.  From them, I extracted the following:
 
SPINOFF BIBLIO
 
Elias Olan James, *Thieves of Mercy*, Verse
John Keats, *"On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Again"*, Verse
Fiona Pitt-Kethly, *Shylock*, Verse
Robert Browning, "Caliban upon Setebos", Verse
 
CHARACTR BIBLIO
 
Ralph Edward Bailey, Dark Eyes and Will Shakespeare (Milwaukee, Wis.:
     Hampel's Book Co., 1944)
Thomas Cooke, An Epistle to the Right Honourable The Countess of
     Shaftesbury, with a Prologue and an Epilogue on Shakespeare and his
     Writings, (London: T Cooper 1743)
John Gilbert Cooper, The Tomb of Shakespeare,  A Vision, (1755)
Frank Fether Dally, The apothesis of Shakespeare; and other poems,
     (Maidenstone: J. Brown 1848)
Pierre Marie Augustin Filon, Shakespeare Amoureux; scenes en vers, (Paris:
     Librairie Nationale 1911)
(John Alfred Langford, Poems in Memoria, (1864))
William Leighton, Shakespeare's Dream, and other poems, (JB Lippincott and
     Co. 1881)
William Ellery Leonard, Sonnets on the Self of William Shakespeare,
     (Madison: University of Wisconsin 1916)
William Pearce, The Haunts of Shakespeare; a poem, (London: D. Browne
     1778)
 
SHAKSPEReans can retrieve either of these files  by issuing the interactive
command, "TELL LISTSERV AT UTORONTO GET SPINOFF BIBLIO SHAKSPER" or
"TELL LISTSERV AT UTORONTO GET CHARACTR BIBLIO SHAKSPER."  If your
network link does not support the interactive "TELL" command (i.e. if you
are not directly on Bitnet), or if LISTSERV rejects your request, then
send a one-line mail message (without a subject line) to LISTSERV@utoronto,
reading "GET SPINOFF BIBLIO SHAKSPER" or "GET CHARACTR BIBLIO SHAKSPER."
 
For an updated version of the file list, send the command "GET SHAKSPER FILES
SHAKSPER" in the same fashion.  For further information, consult the
appropriate section of your SHAKSPER GUIDE.
 

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