Re: Beer and Ale

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0062.  Tuesday, 25 January 1994.
From:           Jean Peterson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 24 Jan 1994 14:06:32 -0500
Subject: 5.0053  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0053  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
>Wasn't there another cheap beer called JAX?  (which sounds sort of
>Peter D. Junger
JAX beer is a local brew that originates in New Orleans; the JAX Brewery and
its glorious red neon is a scenic highlight of Jackson Square (from whence,
incidentally, "the ball drops" at midnight on New Year's Eve).  I would guess
that the name comes more from the Andrew Jackson-connection than the
Shakespearean, but who knows?
Jean Peterson
Bucknell University

Re: *Skinhead Hamlet*

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0061.  Tuesday, 25 January 1994.
From:           Mary Jane Miller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 24 Jan 94 12:21:07 -0500
Subject: 5.0058  Re: *Skinhead Hamelt*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0058  Re: *Skinhead Hamelt*
And then there was the "real" skinhead Hamlet by the London Theatre Group
directed by Steven Berkoff at the Roundhouse in May of 1980. Cast of 9,
all in black, with pins in noses and nails in clothing [no Poor Tom
though] most of it shouted at over-proof volume. I wanted to leave at the
interval but my husband [we were on our honeymoon] made me stay until the
end. He thought <something else> would happen.  It didn't.  I must admit,
though, that the 20 or so Skinheads from the neighbourhood (?) seemed to
love it. but I also wonder what they made of the note on flyer/ one page
programme, which I have in front of me - "please leave the building
quietly - this is a residential area".
Mary Jane Miller,
Dept. of Film Studies, Dramatic and Visual Arts,
Brock University,
St. Catharines, Ontario,
Canada, L2S 3A1.
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Re: *MND* and *Lear*

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0059.  Monday, 24 January 1994.
From:           Cliff Ronan <CR06@SWTEXAS>
Date:           Sunday, 23 Jan 1994 13:39 CST
Subject: 5.0055 Q: *MND* and *Lear*
Comment:        RE: SHK 5.0055 Q: *MND* and *Lear*
Good luck, Julie.  Besides the dichotomies that you instance (nature vs.
nurture, and family/state/society vs. the individual), there is the
continuity/similarity of a movement from a flawed civilization into a nature
that is nightmarish and, in the case of *MSND*, downright hallucinogenic.
The old orthodoxy tended to suggest that the trip into the wilds in *King Lear*
was simply tragic, while that in *MSDN* led to comic reintegration and
redemption of the self.  What do you think?
Cliff Ronan
Southwest Texas State

Ohio Shakespeare Conference

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0060.  Monday, 24 January 1994.
From:           William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Sunday, 23 Jan 1994 16:49:48 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Ohio Shakespeare Conference
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 3-5, 1994
University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, Ohio
Scheduled Keynote Speakers:
H.R. Coursen, Globe Centre, London
"Shame on Television: Henry V"
Barbara Freedman, St. John's University
"Counting Shame: Displaced Abjection, Lines of Alliance, and Popular Protest
in Early Modern England"
Gail Paster, George Washington University
"Heat-Seeking Missiles: Shakespeare, Shame, and the Caloric Economy"
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Duke University
"Shame in the Cybernetic Fold: Reading Silvan Tompkins"
Paul Yachnin,  University of British Columbia
"The Eye of Shame"
The University of Cincinnati invites you to explore "Shakespeare and
the Senses of Shame," the theme of the 1994 Ohio Shakespeare Conference.
For three days we will pursue shame as an issue for characters, writers,
performers, and audiences, through nine full sessions plus five keynote
speakers. In addition there will be two panel discussions to explore
the issues of shame fully and openly.
The Conference fee of $145 includes registration, two continental breakfasts,
two buffet lunches, and the Saturday banquet.  The elegant four-diamond
Cincinnatian Hotel has made a group of rooms available at $95 per night.
Please call soon as these rooms will only be available for a limited time.
Conference At A Glance
Thursday, March 3
"Cultures of Shame"
Chair: Piers Lewis, Metropolitan State, St. Paul
Lars Engle, University of Tulsa:
"'I am that I am': Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Economy of Shame"
Leslie Taylor, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale:
"Private Guilt and Public Shame: Social Dynamics in Much Ado"
Lisa S. Starks,  East Texas University:
"The Erotics of Shame: Hyper-Masculinity, Male Masochism, and
Circulations of Sexuality in Antony and Cleopatra"
"The Shakespearean Audience"
Chair: Edmund Taft,Marshall University
Jessica Slights, McGill University:
"The Shame of Unsinewed Bodies"
Tracey Sedinger, SUNY Buffalo:
"Shamefastness: The (Anti-)Theatrical Virtue"
Vandana Gavaskar, Ohio State University:
"Acting and Theater of the Body in Coriolanus"
"Civilization and Sorrow: Tragedy's Shameful Responses"
Chair: To Be Announned
David George, Urbana University
"Old and Guilty, Young and Sensitive: The Generation Gap in Hamlet"
Val Antcliffe, University of Cincinnati:
"A Shameful Violation of the Body Politic: Titus Andronicus as
Classical  Commentary on English History"
Wendy Hites, Chapman University and Timothy Mullen, University of Wales:
"Antony's Claim to Shame"
Keynote: Barbara Freedman
Friday, March 4
8-9 Continental breakfast in conference room
"The Wisdom of the Body"
Chair: Ernest H. Johansson, Ohio University
Catherine Belling, SUNY Stony Brook: "'Blood Untainted': Shakespeare
and the Blush"
Patrick Murphy, SUNY Oswego:
"Revising the Amorous Code: Blushing in Venus and Adonis"
Pamela Brown,Columbia University:
"Hot, Shameful Shakespeare-Sized Tears: The Embarrassments of a
Female Spectator"
Keynote: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Buffet Lunchat the Phoenix in conference room
1:15- 2:45
"Shame and the Problems of Comedy"
Chair: D.S. Hassan, Central State University
Timothy D. Gould, Metropolitan University, Denver:
"Disfiguring Words _ Rituals of Shame and Methods of
Lori Haslem, LeMoyne College:
"Tongue-Tied (Wo)Men and Embarrassment in Much Ado and Winter's Tale"
Tom Bishop, Case Western University:
"Theaters of Shame in The Winter's Tale"
"Shame and Gender Identity"
Chair: James M. Hall, University of Cincinnati
 Mary Ellen Lamb, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale:
"Creativity and Shamelessness in the Bottom - Titania Episode"
S.L. Yentzer, University of Georgia:
"Othello andAbjection: The Psychology of Shame"
Burton Hatlen, University of Maine:
"The'Noble Thing' and the 'Boy of Tears':
Coriolanus and the Embarrassments of Identity"
4:45- 5:30
Keynote: Gail Paster
5:30-6:15 Mid-Conference Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 5
8-9 Continental Breakfast in Conference Room
"Shakespeare in Performance"
Chair:Y. S. Baines, University of Cincinnati
Barry  Gaines, University of New Mexico:
"Hamlet at Elsinore, 1937:Guthrie, Olivier, and Theatrical Intimacy"
Jamie Smith,  University of Texas at Austin
"The Humanization of the Shrew: Katherine in Twentieth-Century
Lauren Shohet, Brown University:
"Branagh's Much Ado and the Mirror of Shame"
H.R. Coursen, Globe Centre, London
Respondent: Eva Beasley McManus, Ohio Northern University
12-1 Buffet lunch at the Phoenix in the conference room
"Psychological Perspectives on Shame"
Chair: Beth Ash,University of Cincinnati
Phil Collington, University of Toronto:
"'Gored with Menelaus' horn': Shame and Rage in Troilus and Cressida"
David Willbern, SUNY Buffalo:
"Shock Treatments: The Cases of Titania and Isabella"
Donald Hedrick, Kansas State University:
"Shameless Performance: Deep Bawdy and Stigmaphilia in
Dream, or Bottom, Butoh, and Butthead"
"The Contagion of Shame: The Caseof Othello"
Chair: Louis A. De Catur, Ursinus College
Marie L. Franklin,Georgia Southern University:
"Sin, Sex, Shame: True Confessions in Othello and Hamlet"
Joyce Green MacDonald, University of Kentucky:
"Othello Burlesques and the Crisis of Whiteness"
Jon Rossini, Duke University:
"Power and Vulnerability: Iago's Double-Edged Shame"
Keynote: Paul Yachnin
Concluding Panel Discussion
Cash Bar at Cincinnatian
Conference Banquet at Phoenix
Transportation To Cincinnati,
Delta is the airline of choice. From the Cincinnati Airport, limousine service
is regularly  available to downtown. Look for the Jetport Express bus.
The Conference Hotel
The Cincinnatian, a four-star, four-diamond preferred hotel, is located in
downtown Cincinnati at the corner of 6th and Vine _ about twenty minutes from
the airport. As a small but elegant European-style hotel with excellent rooms,
 it provides the perfect venue for continuing discussions initiated at the
Conference. The Cricket, a convivial lounge in the hotel atrium, offers a light
menu of sandwiches and salads, while the Palace Restaurant, also located in the
hotel, is one of Cincinnati's finest. The Cincinnatian's French Second Empire
exterior and spectacular 108-year-old walnut and marble staircase have gained
it a place on the National Register of Historic Places. For reservations,
please call 1-800-942-9000 (outside Ohio) and 1-800-332-2020 (Ohio). Ask for
the special Ohio Shakespeare Conference rate of  $95 per night. The
Cincinnatian is holding our block of rooms only until February  10.
The Conference
(812 Race Street) The Phoenix, a few minutes' walk from the
Cincinnatian, at Garfield Place and Race Street, is the site of the Conference.
One of Cincinnati's most beautiful, elegant, and architecturally significant
Victorian buildings (a National Historic Landmark), the Phoenix contains the
most up-to-date conference facilities. The Restaurant at the Phoenix, known for
its innovative cuisine, will provide the continental breakfasts, the buffet
lunches, and the Conference banquet.
The Cincinnatian and the Phoenix are in the heart of Cincinnati's well-known
restaurant district. You may dine on the Ohio River at Mike Fink's or
Crockett's. From the Top of the Crown, you may have your meal high above the
city while watching the lights gleam from the river. If you prefer French
cuisine, you may wish to sample the Maisonette.
Arnold's has atmosphere that may be cut with a knife. There are many more. Our
advice is to make early reservations at the restaurant of your choice for
dinners on Thursday and Friday.Make your hotel reservations as early as
possible, because Cincinnati will host several very large conventions at the
same time as ours.
Questions? Call William Godshalk (513-281-5927) or
Jonathan Kamholtz (513-861-9527 or  513-556-4427).
Conference Registration
Academic Afffiliation:_________________________________________________________
Registration Fee: $145
(The fee includes two breakfasts, two lunches, Conference Banquet
  and Conference Publication)
________Total Enclosed. Make checks payable to:
University of Cincinnati Mail to:
Ohio Shakespeare Conference
Division of Continuing Education
M.L. #146
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH  45221-0146

Re: *Skinhead Hamelt*

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0058.  Monday, 24 January 1994.
(1)     From:   Thomas G. Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 23 Jan 94 14:08:01 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0056  Re: *Skinhead Hamlet*
(2)     From:   Tom Clayton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 23 Jan 1994 21:36:55 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0051  *Skinhead Hamlet*
From:           Thomas G. Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 23 Jan 94 14:08:01 -0500
Subject: 5.0056  Re: *Skinhead Hamlet*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0056  Re: *Skinhead Hamlet*
At Yale a number of years ago, the *Skinhead Hamlet* was used very
successfully as a nonce street theater "trailer" for a production of its
I have occasionally offered it to my more advanced undergraduates as an
exercise in close reading.
Tom Bishop                                      "Poor Tom's a-cold."
Dept of English
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106.(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
From:           Tom Clayton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 23 Jan 1994 21:36:55 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 5.0051  *Skinhead Hamlet*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0051  *Skinhead Hamlet*
*The Skinhead Hamlet* sounds like the one by Richard Curtis printed in
*Not 1982 (Faber) and reprinted in *The Faber Book of Parodies*, ed. Simon
Brett (1984).

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