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Re: Imagining Gloriana
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0236.  Thursday, 17 March 1994.
 
(1)     From:   John Collick <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 16 Mar 1994 20:56:23 JST
        Subj:   Gloriana
 
(2)     From:   Ron Macdonald <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 16 Mar 1994 10:24:31 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Imagining Gloriana
 
(3)     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 16 Mar 94 10:28:21 EST
        Subj:   Imagining Gloriana
 
(4)     From:   Jean Peterson <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 16 Mar 1994 11:22:19 -0500
        Subj:   pop culture elizabeth
 
(5)     From:   Michael Dobson <U63495@UICVM>
        Date:   Wednesday, 16 Mar 94 13:40:51 CST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0231  Imagining Gloriana
 
 
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From:           John Collick <
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Date:           Wednesday, 16 Mar 1994 20:56:23 JST
Subject:        Gloriana
 
Michael Moorcock wrote a novel called _Gloriana or the unfulfill'd queen_ which
was published in the late 70's, I think. It was done as a tribute to Mervyn
Peake and Moorcock used a similarly ornate style. Set in an alternate
Renaissance England it concentrated on political intrigue in a London dominated
by 'Queen Gloriana's' huge (by implication, infinite) castle. Again, the
representation of Gloriana was misogynist - she spent a substantial amount of
time wandering the castle looking for sexual fulfilment. If memory serves me
right she eventually found it with Essex!
 
John Collick
School of Literature
Waseda University
Tokyo

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From:           Ron Macdonald <
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Date:           Wednesday, 16 Mar 1994 10:24:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Imagining Gloriana
 
Has George Garrett's _The Succession: A Novel of Elizabeth and James_ been
contributed to Michael Dobson's and Nicola Watson's list?  As the title
suggests, the novel has to do with Gloriana's very late and altogether mortal
phase.  While I'm at it, I might as well mention Garrett's other two
Elizabethan/Jacobean novels, _The Death of the Fox_ about Raleigh, and
the splendid _Entered From the Sun_ about the death of Christopher Marlowe.
These on general principles and as great reads.
                                              --Ron Macdonald
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Date:           Wednesday, 16 Mar 94 10:28:21 EST
Subject:        Imagining Gloriana
 
Correction to my earlier note: the Mary Gentle novel involving Queen Carola is
entitled <The Architecture of Desire>; <Rats and Gargoyles> is fun, too, but
less evidently affected by images of Liz I.
 
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From:           Jean Peterson <
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Date:           Wednesday, 16 Mar 1994 11:22:19 -0500
Subject:        pop culture elizabeth
 
Didn't the *Black Adder* comedy team (Rowan Atkinson, Rick [I believe] Mayo
et al) do a hilarious series of Elizabeth skits with none other than
Miranda Richardson as the imperious Imperialess? Bawdy and funny. Perhaps
other memories are better than mine.
 
Jean Peterson
Bucknell University
 
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From:           Michael Dobson <U63495@UICVM>
Date:           Wednesday, 16 Mar 94 13:40:51 CST
Subject: 5.0231  Imagining Gloriana
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0231  Imagining Gloriana
 
Many further thanks to all recent contributors on this topic: the Leon Rooke
text is one we hadn't come upon.
 
In reply to Douglas Lanier's suggestion that Dr Watson & I should make our
bibliography of Elizabeth spinoffs available on the list, I'm afraid that since
it already runs to many many pages our leisure does not serve to type it all
into a machine, so he will just have to buy the book when it's finished and
published.  Meanwhile, thanks, and back to Patricia Finney's *Firedrake's Eye*,
an attempt to do a pish-tushery *Day of the Jackal* starring Philip Sidney..
 
                        Michael Dobson
 

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