1994

CFP and Reviews TPI

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 723. Saturday, 10 September 1994.
 
From:           James Emory Zeiger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 8 Sep 1994 23:33:13 -0600 (MDT)
Subject:        CALL FOR PAPERS AND REVIEWS
 
NOTE: The following message is heavily cross-posted.  Apologies for the
inevitable duplications.
 
THEATRE.PERSPECTIVES.INTERNATIONAL (TPI) invites submission of papers for the
third issue, release date Sept. 30.  Subject matter will be the history,
theory, dramaturgy, and the theatrical production of the works of Shakespeare.
The editors aim to present a wide cross-section of current thought on
Shakespeare and welcome non-traditional as well as traditional perspectives.
 
TPI intends to provide a broad sampling of reviews of the past summer's
Shakespeare festivals.  Some reviews are already in-house and several are
expected over the next two weeks.  Individuals interested in submitting reviews
should contact the editors via e-mail.
 
Articles may only be submitted electronically, using one of three methods: 1.
Upload via e-mail to the editors: David Reifsnyder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
or Jim Zeiger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 2.  Upload via the THEATRE LYNX BBS
at the University of Colorado (303-530-5157).  Please note that this is a new
access number for THEATRE LYNX.  New users wishing information via THEATRE LYNX
will find easy on-screen instructions. Questions should be directed to the
sysop, Richard Finkelstein. 3.  Mail submissions on floppy disc (any format,
Mac or PC, ASCII text preferred) to:
 
               THEATRE.PERSPECTIVES.INTERNATIONAL
               Dept. of Theatre and Dance
               University of Colorado
               Campus Box 261
               Boulder, CO 80309-0261 USA
 
Please do not make submissions via the listserv address.

Good Reads et al.; New Play

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0722. Thursday, 8 September 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Christine Mack Gordon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 8 Sep 94 09:05:45 -0500
        Subj:   Good Reading & Other Opportunities
 
(2)     From:   Arthur Pearson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 8 Sep 1994 11:08:07 -0600
        Subj:   New Play
 
 
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From:           Christine Mack Gordon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 8 Sep 94 09:05:45 -0500
Subject:        Good Reading & Other OpportunitiesFrom:                 Christine Mack Gordon
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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 <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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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Announcements: CFP; Gielgud Lear

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0720. Thursday, 8 September 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Renee Pigeon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 07 Sep 1994 13:09:26 -0700
        Subj:   CFP
 
(2)     From:   Balz Engler <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 8 Sep 1994 18:12:28 +0200
        Subj:   Gielgud Lear
 
 
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From:           Renee Pigeon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 07 Sep 1994 13:09:26 -0700
Subject:        CFP
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Renaissance Conference of Southern California
 
Southwest Regional Renaissance Conference
12-13 May 1995
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
 
1995 RCSC Lecturer: Richard Helgerson
 
Submissions are invited from scholars in all disciplines relating to
Renaissance studies.  Please send abstracts for papers (reading length twenty
minutes), proposals for sessions, or ideas for non-traditional conference
formats (e.g., workshops) for receipt no later than January 27, 1995, to: Prof.
Renee Pigeon, RCSC President, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino, San
Bernardino, CA 92407.  Please include a telephone number and/or e-mail address
where you can be reached.  Submissions by e-mail are welcomed: send to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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From:           Balz Engler <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 8 Sep 1994 18:12:28 +0200
Subject:        Gielgud Lear
 
The production of Lear for Gielgud's 90th birthday with a star-studded cast is
available from Random House Audiobooks (ISBN 1-85686-202-X).
 
Balz Engler
University of Basel
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Qs: MV Characters; 1 Contention

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0721. Thursday, 8 September 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Robert Lloyd Neblett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 8 Sep 1994 00:58:48 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   MERCHANT characters
 
(2)     From:   Kate Egerton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 07 Sep 94 10:46 EDT
        Subj:   _The First Part of the Contention_ - a vocab ?
 
 
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From:           Robert Lloyd Neblett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 8 Sep 1994 00:58:48 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:        MERCHANT characters
 
I will be directing MERCHANT in the summer of 1995, and need a little advice.
Please inform me of the debates regarding the characters of the "Salads" --
Salerio, Salarino, and Solanio.  I know that David Bevington regards Salerio &
Salarino to be the same person, but I would like to know about relevant
arguments and positions.  My main concern is:  do I leave them as three
characters and deal with casting another actor or do I combine Salerio and
Salarino in order to tidy up the text for my audience and cast?
 
Please respond.
 
Robert Neblett
 
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From:           Kate Egerton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 07 Sep 94 10:46 EDT
Subject:        _The First Part of the Contention_ - a vocab ?
 
Greetings -
 
I have a question about a phrase in _The First Part of the Contention of the
two famous houses of York and Lancaster_, sometimes known as Q of _2 Henry VI_
(it's tempting, but I won't get into that right now).
 
Rather late in the Cade business, there is a scene in _The First_ that has no
analogue in F, between Cade, Dicke, and "a Sargaint." Dicke has "ravish'd" the
Sargaint's wife, and the wronged lawman has come to Cade for "justice of this
fellow here" (bad move on the part of the Sargaint).  Now, my question has to
do with the term Dicke uses to describe part of his action - "paper house." The
only gloss I can find on this phrase is in the Wells & Taylor textual
companion, and Gary Taylor thinks that "paper" is a misprint for "proper,"
meaning own, private, excellent, or some such.  I can buy this (and since the
scene isn't in F, it's not in _Shakespeare's Bawdy_ or any other glossary that
I've found), Dicke is obviously referring to this poor woman's intimate
anatomy, but might "paper" stand in the sense of the role of the Sargaint as a
lawman, and agent of the court?  And is the substitution by a compositor of
"ro" for "a" especially understandable in Secretary hand?
 
If anyone has thoughts on this, I'd love to hear them before I stick my neck
out in my (very small and friendly) seminar next week.
 
 Kate Egerton
 UNC-CH
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Re: *Tmp.* Opera; Nude Hamlet

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0719. Thursday, 8 September 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Nina Rulon-Miller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 07 Sep 94 14:14:31 EDT
        Subj:   Tempest Opera
 
(2)     From:   Harry Hill <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 07 Sep 1994 19:29:27 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0718  Re: Hamlet (Nude and Otherwise)
 
 
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From:           Nina Rulon-Miller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 07 Sep 94 14:14:31 EDT
Subject:        Tempest Opera
 
A while back someone wanted information on Tempest operas. There was one at the
Lawrenceville School, Lvlle, NJ recently: World Premiere of Peter Westergaard's
Tempest, 6/18-7/16/94. At the time you could order a brochure by phone, (609)
936-1500.
 
Regards- Nina Rulon-Miller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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From:           Harry Hill <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 07 Sep 1994 19:29:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0718  Re: Hamlet (Nude and Otherwise)
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0718  Re: Hamlet (Nude and Otherwise)
 
Barbara Correll ought to be feeling a little shame, having roused me as a
member of at least three minorities to have to say that her attempt to dictate
the moral and emotional response of any Hamlet's audience is rather sad. This
Scots, homosexual, diabetic, ex-Episcopalian, actor-professor finds it
distasteful to be told what to feel. How dare she imply that it is more
virtuous to take pleasure in gay kissing in the play and find Ophelia's
transparent nightie offensive than to object to the former and like the latter?
I'm sorry.
 
Harry Hill
Montreal

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