1994

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No.0750.  Monday, 26 September 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Jon Emil Gudbrandsson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 20 Sep 1994 12:23:05 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Shakespeare's neologism
 
(2)     From:   Nick Clary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 22 Sep 1994 11:17:31 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Mercutio and the Friar in R&J
 
(3)     From:   Bill McRae <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 22 Sep 1994 08:24:38 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Tillyard Query
 
(4)     From:   Helen Ostovich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 22 Sep 1994 13:10:17 +0059 (EDT)
        Subj:   MND video
 
 
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From:           Jon Emil Gudbrandsson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 20 Sep 1994 12:23:05 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        Shakespeare's neologism
 
I was just wandering how many of Shakespeare's invented words are still in use
today and how many he made.  If anyone has something about this subject I
would appreciate any response.
 
Jon Emil Gudbrandsson
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From:           Nick Clary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Sep 1994 11:17:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Mercutio and the Friar in R&J
 
In our discussion the other day, a student in my class noticed that the Chorus
in *Romeo and Juliet* did not reappear after the opening of the second Act.
Pointing to Mercutio, on the one hand, and to Friar Lawrence, on the other,
another student suggested that these two characters performed choric functions:
namely, offering advice to the main character(s) and providing an interpretive
vantage point on the action.  After some discussion of the relative
perspectives provided by these two choric figures, it has occurred to us that
we might have, in these two characters, spokesmen for the cavalier and the
metaphysical schools, respectively.  Has anyone on the SHAKSPER list seen
anything in print that makes a similar observation?
 
I will be delighted to pass along to my students whatever you send my way.
 
Thank you,
Nick Clary
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From:           Bill McRae <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Sep 1994 08:24:38 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:        Tillyard Query
 
It's often noted that Tillyard's *Elizabethan World Picture* is a product of
WWII and that its claims need to be read in light of that contingency.  My
recollection is that this subject has been treated in some detail within
recent years, but I can't find exactly where.  Anyone recall such a
discussion?
 
Bill McRae
 
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From:           Helen Ostovich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Sep 1994 13:10:17 +0059 (EDT)
Subject:        MND video
 
I think someone once gave this information before, but does anyone know where I
can obtain a video of Peter Hall's MND, the one in which Diana Rigg played
Helena?  I think it was filmed way back in 1968 or thereabouts.
 
Helen Ostovich
McMaster University

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