Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 853. Sunday, 28 November 1993.
From: Laurie White <WHITEL@UNCG.BITNET>
Date: Saturday, 27 Nov 1993 15:26:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Shakespeare Spinoffs
I am planning an undergrad. Honors seminar in Shakespeare spinoffs. So
far I've collected the following ideas: Hamlet: Love Song of J.A. Pruf.;
Rosencr. and Guildenstern Are Dead; Fortinbras Get Drunk. King Lear: A
Thousand Acres. Othello: Desdemona (title? it's a new play on broadway.)
I know there are many such borrowings (including West Side Story and Kiss
Me Kate, which I don't want to do), but i'd appreciate any suggestions
you Shakespeare lovers and experts could provide. Thanks in advance.
--Laurie White, UNCGreensboro
[The subject of Shakespeare spinoffs has come up many times on SHAKSPER.
During SHAKSPER's first year, two files were placed on the FileServer
to keep track of these spinoffs. They are
SPINOFF BIBLIO A bibliography of poems, novels, plays, and films
inspired by Shakespeare's life and works.
Compiled by Lawrence Schimel, Yale University.
CHARACTR BIBLIO A bibliography of works in which Shakespeare
figures as a character. Compiled by Lawrence
Schimel, Yale University. Additions welcome.
SHAKSPEReans can retrieve these files from the SHAKSPER Fileserver by
sending the following mail message (without a subject line) to
GET SPINOFF BIBLIO SHAKSPER
GET CHARACTR BIBLIO SHAKSPER
For an updated version of this list, send the command "GET SHAKSPER FILES
SHAKSPER" in the same fashion.
As usual, if you should have a problem, please feel free to contact me