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Spinoffs Again
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0110. Saturday, 12 February 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Skip Shand <
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        Date:   Friday, 11 Feb 1994 13:30 EDT
        Subj:   Spin-offs Again (!)
 
(2)     From:   Christine Mack Gordon <
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        Date:   Friday, 11 Feb 1994 12:55:43 -0600
        Subj:   SPINOFF BIBLIO
 
 
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From:           Skip Shand <
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Date:           Friday, 11 Feb 1994 13:30 EDT
Subject:        Spin-offs Again (!)
 
This is to announce three new spin-offs by one of our own, David McFadden,
who has three new poems in the current issue of *The Malahat Review* 105
(Dec.93): "Timon of Athens", "Much Ado About Nothing", and "Blue Angel"
(much Marlene, of course, but much Sonnet 32, too). Nifty poems. I took the
"Much Ado" poem into my closing class on the play yesterday, read it to the
class a few times, and let it open up corners of the play we hadn't been right
into. My students liked the poem a lot, and they were fascinated to listen
to a poet reading the play and reading the film and talking about a need for
the "imaginative bower" at the centre of comedy, the place
 
"Where Don John, a man of few words,
Can freeze our hearts and kill our love."
 
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From:           Christine Mack Gordon <
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Date:           Friday, 11 Feb 1994 12:55:43 -0600
Subject:        SPINOFF BIBLIO
 
Here are a few things that could be added:
 
under the Henriad:
the director of *My Own Private Idaho* is Gus Van Sant
Kenneth Branagh, *Henry V* (screen adaptation, London: Chatto & Windus, 1989)
 
under Macbeth:
the director of *Men of Respect* is William Riley
 
under The Merchant of Venice:
two related novels are
Faye Kellerman, *The Quality of Mercy* (Ballantine Books, 1989)
Erica Jong, *Serenissima* (Houghton Mifflin, 1987)
 
Much Ado About Nothing
Kenneth Branagh, *Much Ado About Nothing* (screenplay, introduction, and notes;
New York & London: Norton, 1993)
 
under Miscellaneous:
 
Anthony Burgess, *Nothing Like the Sun* (novel, Ballantine Books, 1965)
Cowell, Stephanie, *Nicholas Cooke* (novel, 1993)
 
Regards, Chris Gordon/English, University of Minnesota
 
[The SPINOFF BIBLIO file has been updated based upon the information in these
two posting.  If David or Skip would send me the names of the individual poems,
I will make a separate entry for each.  --HMC]
 

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