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Qs: E-Shakespeare; Elizabeth at Theatre; Rs:
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0636.  Monday, 25 July 1994.
 
(1)     From:   W. L. Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH.BITNET>
        Date:   Sunday, 24 Jul 1994 22:30:31 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   The Electronic Shakespeare Journal
 
(2)     From:   David Schalkwyk <
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        Date:   Monday, 25 Jul 94 15:01:49 SAST-2
        Subj:   Elizabeth at the Theatre
 
(3)     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Sunday, 24 Jul 1994 22:01:36 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0633  Re: Grouping Shakespeare's Plays and so on
 
(4)     From:   Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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        Date:   Monday, 25 Jul 1994 10:24:00 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0628 Q: Ride from London to Stratford
 
 
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From:           W. L. Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH.BITNET>
Date:           Sunday, 24 Jul 1994 22:30:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        The Electronic Shakespeare Journal
 
With the promised advent of the virtual library, I've been wondering if it
might be a good idea to consider having an electronic Shakespeare journal.
Obviously, SHAKSPER is excellent for discussing ideas, asking question, getting
quick responses, etc., but, as Dave Evett has recently written, SHAKSPER is not
a good medium for long and intricate arguments. I'm NOT proposing myself as
editor, but isn't it perhaps the right time to explore the merits and the
possibilities of an online Shakespeare journal (perhaps like EJOURNAL?). Or is
such a journal already in the pipeline?
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           David Schalkwyk <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Jul 94 15:01:49 SAST-2
Subject:        Elizabeth at the Theatre
 
A colleague has sent me the following question, and I wondered if anyone on the
list could help:
 
A recent critic makes the point that Elizabeth was (virtually at least)
"present" at every performance of a play during her reign.  Can anyone help
with the reference?
 
David Schalkwyk
 
P.S. The latest discussion of "Character", which has predictably been
overwhelmed  by the gravity of "Universalism", should surely address, not the
chemical components of shit, but rather the relationship between objects of
experience and concepts.  Does anyone agree that Robert Weimann's historical
analysis of different concepts and practices of representation in tension on
the English Renaissance stage might avoid the reduction of character to emblem
and emblem to character?  I.e. the idea that there is a single concept/practice
of representation at work?
 
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From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Sunday, 24 Jul 1994 22:01:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0633  Re: Grouping Shakespeare's Plays and so on
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0633  Re: Grouping Shakespeare's Plays and so on
 
I would put ALL'S WELL into John Perry's second group: brilliant girl goes
after marginally worthy boy.
 
But there are many other interesting groupings.  Years ago I read an essay in
MLR the author and title of which I've forgotten; in any case, the author
asserted that tragedies move from heterosexual to homosexual in character
groupings. My initial response was skeptical, but, upon reflection, I saw that
the assertion had some validity -- although not all the tragedies fit. But the
comedies seem to begin with the female characters and the male characters in
different groups and end with them in heterosexual groupings.
 
I guess that's fairly obvious, but perhaps worthy of some contemplation. Is
each of Shakespeare's plays sui generis, or can we isolate patterns of action?
Irving Ribner, among others, though we could.
 
Are the comedies all heterogenerous?
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Jul 1994 10:24:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 5.0628 Q: Ride from London to Stratford
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0628 Q: Ride from London to Stratford
 
Dear Bernice, Take a bus from Heathrow at 1:10 PM on Sunday to Warwick, and
then from there, a taxi to Stratford. If you can meet me in Warwick to share
the cab, let me know. Apparently, there is no direct connection to Stratford on
Sunday. Love, Ken
 

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