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Re: Spinoffs
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 902.  Monday, 6 December 1993.
 
From:           Leslie Thomson <
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Date:           Sun, 5 Dec 1993 21:18:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        spinoffs
 
Last year UofT began teaching an introductory level course called
"Shakespeare and After."  It has been very successful; the students
seem to like the idea and the mix of material: plays, novels, poems,
essays, short stories, film.  Here are some items from the list of
suggestions distributed to those teaching the course.  I've tried not
to duplicate those already suggested.
 
Beckett, *Happy Days*, *Endgame*
Tate, *The History of King Lear*
Barker, *Seven Lears*
Freud, "The Theme of the Three Caskets", "The `Exceptions'", "Those
Wrecked by Success"
Laurence, *The Stone Angel*
Bond, *The Sea*
Dryden/Davenant, *The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island*
Beresford-Howe, *Prospero's Daughter*
Browning, "Caliban Upon Setebos"
Auden, "The Sea and the Mirror"
Walcott, *Pantomime*
Tey, *The Daughter of Time*
Sher, *The Year of the King*
Brecht, *The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui*
Albee, *Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?*
Marowitz, *The Shrew*, *Hamlet*, etc.
Dryden, *All for Love*
Shaw, *Caesar and Cleopatra*
Murdoch, *The Black Prince*
Innes, *Hamlet, Revenge*
Chekhov, *The Seagull*
Ionesco, *Macbett*
Jarry, *Ubu Roi*
Updike, "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow"
Stoppard, *Jumpers*
Lamb, *Tales from Shakespeare*
Clarke, *The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines*
Rooke, *Shakespeare's Dog*
"Capuletta: or Romeo and Juliet Restored," an "operatic burlesque" in
*The Mimic Stage* (1869); it's as wacky as you might imagine--begins
with a parody of Richard III's opening speech (there are many other
19th C parodies; see *Shakespeare Burlesques*, ed. Stanley Wells)
 
Regards,
 
Leslie Thomson
 

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