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Re: Hamlet Trial; Theatre in Other Classrooms
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0308.  Monday, 4 April 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Gregory Chew <
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        Date:   Monday, 4 Apr 1994 00:11:37 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0304  Q: Theatre in Other Classrooms
 
(2)     From:   James Schaefer <SCHAEFEJ@GUVAX.BITNET>
        Date:   Monday, 04 Apr 1994 09:38:45 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0304  Q: Theatre in Other Classrooms
 
 
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From:           Gregory Chew <
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Date:           Monday, 4 Apr 1994 00:11:37 -0600
Subject: 5.0304  Q: Theatre in Other Classrooms
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0304  Q: Theatre in Other Classrooms
 
Please note C-SPAN broadcast Saturday evening of a mock trial held at the
U.S. Supreme Court. The defendant was Hamlet, the issue was insanity
defense, and the prosecution and defense were lawyers eminent in American
judiciary. FYI- Hamlet was found legally sane and the jury also suggested
further charges be pursued in the death of Ophelia. Perhaps the broadcast
will be repeated, as it was originally taped on March 16, or tapes may be
available. Prominent legal authorities included Supreme Court Justices
serving on the jury.
Greg Chew
 
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From:           James Schaefer <SCHAEFEJ@GUVAX.BITNET>
Date:           Monday, 04 Apr 1994 09:38:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 5.0304  Q: Theatre in Other Classrooms
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0304  Q: Theatre in Other Classrooms
 
I'll be interested to see what anyone has to offer Steve Urkowitz regarding the
use of theatre in the classrooms of other disciplines. Unemployed after
graduate school 10 yrs ago, I scrambled to teach myself dBASE programming (and
managed to live off it for a while).  I was intrigued to find that programming
languages are action languages (all are reduceable to just three commands:  DO
something, DO something again [loop], or GOTO the next thing) and that the
analysis of an office's procedures and communication lines that a systems
analyst has to do in order to write a good application program is, in fact, a
form of dramatistic analysis.  I delivered a paper on this at an SCA
conference, suggesting that dramatic theorists should co-teach courses with
computer science and business faculty to introduce this humanist point of view
into an otherwise abstract process (one that often produces lousy programs!) --
and to offer the opportunity to slip in some moral guidance as well (*Macbeth*
is a more enlightening guide to the corporate takeover mania of the 80's than
*Bonfire of the Vanities*).  So far as I know, this idea disappeared into a
black hole (at least, it didn't get me a job).  Is anyone doing anything like
this now?
 
Jim Schaefer

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