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Qs: RSC Women's Group; Mannerism in *Ham.*; Galileo
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0441.  Wednesday, 18 May 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Sarah Werner <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 May 1994 11:49:17 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Q: RSC women's group
 
(2)     From:   Lawrence Guntner <I8040201%
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        Date:   Wednesday, 18 May 94 12:11:12 DSZ
        Subj:   "Mannerism in Shakespeare"(Hamlet)
 
(3)     From:   Alexa Junge <BJUNGE@JHUHYG>
        Date:   Monday, 16 May 94 10:37:46 EST
        Subj:   REQUEST FOR INFO.
 
 
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From:           Sarah Werner <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 May 1994 11:49:17 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Q: RSC women's group
 
While reading Lizbeth Goodman's _Contemporary Feminist Theatres_, I came
across a couple of references to something she calls the RSC Women's Group
(or the RSC Women's Project).  It seems to be a group of female RSC actors
who were together for a few years in the mid-eighties and who put on at
least one production.  Goodman doesn't give any other information than
this, and her source of information seems to be the RSC archives (not the
easiest think to work with from Philadephia).  Since I'm doing work on
actors and feminist performances of Shakespeare, I'm very interested in
finding out more information on this group.  I'll be in England in the
fall, but for the moment, I'm hoping that someone on the list can provide
me with any general information about this--who exactly is this group?
what were its goals? what did they perform?  Anything you can share would
be great--
 
Sarah Werner
University of Pennsylvania
 
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From:           Lawrence Guntner <I8040201%
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Date:           Wednesday, 18 May 94 12:11:12 DSZ
Subject:        "Mannerism in Shakespeare"(Hamlet)
 
I have to give a lecture on "Mannerism in Shakespeare" for an interdisciplinary
aesthetics colloquium at the end of June.  I am planning to concentrate on
HAMLET  because it is probably the play with which most of the audience will be
familiar.  I have been using John Greenwood's SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES AND THE
STYLISH STYLE: MANNERISM IN SHAKESPEARE AND HIS JACOBEAN CONTEMPORARIES and
John Steadman's REDEFINING A PERIOD STYLE: "RENAISSANCE;" MANNERIST;" AND
"BAROQUE" IN LITERATURE, but I would be grateful for any comments or suggestion
of recent work on the topic.
 
Lawrence Guntner
 
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From:           Alexa Junge <BJUNGE@JHUHYG>
Date:           Monday, 16 May 94 10:37:46 EST
Subject:        REQUEST FOR INFO.
 
[SHAKSPEReans,
 
I normally do not post queries from non-members, but this one was just zany
enough for me to want to pass it on.  Please, reply directly to Alexa Junge
at BJUNGE@JHUHYG.BITNET -- and NOT to SHAKSPER.  --hmc]
 
I have a bit of a strange request for the other subscribers on this digest.  I
am a play-writer and will soon have a musical produced about the life of
Galileo.  My co-authors and I are desperately in need of a sexy title that will
capture the imagination of theatregoers for years to come.  "Galileo the
Musical" sounds too musty and historic and would probably be a giant turn-off.
Rather than synopsize the show -- since it encompasses such a wide range of
monumental themes -- here are a list of some possible areas for cogitation and
sample titles we've considered thus far.
 
Free opening night tickets and incredible karma for anyone who can help!
 
TITLES DISCUSSES SO FAR        IDEA BEHIND THE TITLE
"Night Kingdom"                astronomy/sky angle
 
"Heresy & Heaven"              clash between Man & God, faith and
"Starcrossed"                  empirical observation
"Miracle & Shadow"
 
"God's Sequined Blankie"       not really!
 
"A Crack (Rip) in the Sky"     revolution of thought Galileo's
                               discoveries represented
 
"Heaven's Door"                from a Donne poem, this area
"God's Ladder"                 represents the notion that even
                               though Galileo's discoveries were at
                               odds with the Bible, he believed
                               they were a way to get closer to
                               God -- that faith and science could
                               indeed co-exist.
 
"Night Vision"                 vision is a great metaphoric area
                               especially since Galileo eventually
                               went blind.
 
"Messenger from the Stars"     from one of his works called "The
                               Starry Messenger"
 
 
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS?   I am grateful for any comments/ideas
you all might have.
 
                        THANKS A LOT,    ALEXA JUNGE
                                         
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      PS.   PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY TO ME!!!
 

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