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Good Reads et al.; New Play
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0722. Thursday, 8 September 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Christine Mack Gordon <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Sep 94 09:05:45 -0500
        Subj:   Good Reading & Other Opportunities
 
(2)     From:   Arthur Pearson <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Sep 1994 11:08:07 -0600
        Subj:   New Play
 
 
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Date:           Thursday, 8 Sep 94 09:05:45 -0500
Subject:        Good Reading & Other Opportunities
 
I just wanted to mention two worthwhile books I read this summer while teaching
a Shakespeare class: Joseph Pequigney's *Such Is My Love,* a study of the
sonnets and John Gross's *Shylock: A Legend and Its Legacy.* While I
occasionally disagreed with some of Pequigney's readings of particular sonnets,
and am not quite as sympathetic as he is to the beloved friend (middle-aged
cynicism, perhaps?), I found his discussion on the whole very persuasive. John
Gross's work is equally wonderful, and particularly impressive in terms of the
breadth of its inquiry. Both books are also beautifully written, a quality I
find increasingly rare in academic writing.
 
I'd like to invite any Shakspereans in the Minneapolis- St. Paul area (or
anyone passing through) to an exhibit at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at
the University of Minnesota: it's called *The Stage Is All the World: The
Theatrical Designs of Tanya Moiseiwitsch.* It will be here from September
29-December 4; it will then travel to San Antonio for exhibit from March
26-June 25 (it opened in Chicago this spring, then travelled to Toronto this
summer). Moiseiwitsch designed many Shakespearean productions in Britain,
Canada, and the U.S., and the exhibit promises to be quite wonderful.
 
And if there are any true hearty souls out there among you, a group of us from
the University and community here are planning a bus trip to Winnipeg the last
weekend in January to see the Manitoba Theatre Centre's production of *Hamlet.*
E-mail me directly if you're interested in going along or would like more
information. We're affectionately dubbing the expedition "ABSOLUTE INSANITY."
 
Chris Gordon
University of Minnesota
 
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From:           Arthur Pearson <
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Date:           Thursday, 8 Sep 1994 11:08:07 -0600
Subject:        New Play
 
I have recently completed a play inspired by (in addition to the works of
William Shakespeare):  *In Search of Shakespeare*, by Charles Hamilton, and
*Everything and Nothing* by Jorge Luis Borges.
 
The play is entitled *LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT* and chronicles the last days of
Shakespeare revolving around the writing of his will.
 
If anyone would like to receive an e-mail copy of this play, you may e-mail me
directly at:  
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Feedback and comments would be appreciated.
 
Be advised the text is 56 type written pages in length, 122 K.
 
*LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT* is copyrighted 1994.
 
Brief bio:  In addition to having performed many major roles in the canon, as
playwright I am the recent first prize winner in the Midwestern Playwright's
Festival for a play entitled *CAIRO* which will receive its professional
premier with Toledo Rep in April 1995.
 
Arthur Pearson
Great Lakes Protection Fund

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