1995

Last Message from SHAKSPER's Old Home

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0962. Saturday, 16 December 1995.
 
From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 16, 1995
Subject:        Last Message from SHAKSPER's Old Home
 
Dear SHAKSPEReans:
 
We are in the process of making the move from the University of Toronto to
Bowie State.  This work should be complete by Tuesday, December 19, 1995,
when regular mailings should resume.
 
In my last posting on the move, I incorrectly identified the new address.
 
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World Shakespeare Bibliography

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0961.  Tuesday, 12 December 1995.
 
From:           James L. Harner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 12 Dec 1995 8:09:24 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        World Shakespeare Bibliography
 
World Shakespeare Bibliography for 1994
 
The World Shakespeare Bibliography for 1994 is now at the printer; thus, I
shall make my annual plea for SHAKSPERians to send along offprints--or at least
citations for--their 1995 publications, as well as information (including
programs and reviews) of productions in their geographic areas.
 
The first disk of the _World Shakespeare Bibliography on CD-ROM 1900-Present_
has just been released. I hope that those of you attending the upcoming MLA
convention will stop by the Cambridge University Press booth, where we will
have a running demonstration.
 
James L. Harner
Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography
Department of English
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4227
 
409-845-3400 (voice)
409-862-2292 (fax)
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Announcements: Milton Review; Medievalia et

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0959.  Tuesday, 12 December 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Kevin J.T. Creamer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 09 Dec 1995 22:29:33 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Milton Review
 
(2)     From:   T. Scott Clapp <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 11 Dec 1995 09:08:43 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Medievalia et Humanistica
 
 
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From:           Kevin J.T. Creamer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 09 Dec 1995 22:29:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Milton Review
 
MILTON REVIEW is to be a home for deep and considered reviews of
 
        - Books about the life or work of John Milton, or
        - Books about anything that Milton might have read, or
        - Books about any author of interest to Milton scholars.
 
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    Bunyan                   Blake                    Jonson
    Marvell                  Sidney                   Johnson
    Jean Diodati             Galileo                  Paracelsus
    Augustine                Cowper                   Iris Murdoch
    Dylan Thomas             Mary Wroth               Francis Bacon
    Defoe                    Frescobaldi              Seneca
    Michelangelo             Handel                   Origen
 
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From:           T. Scott Clapp <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 11 Dec 1995 09:08:43 -0700 (MST)
Subject:        Medievalia et Humanistica
 
                              ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Please note that a new Managing Editor has been named for _Medievalia et Human-
istica_.  Robert E. Bjork has assumed the post with volume 23, and all future
submissions and queries about submissions should be sent to him at the Arizona
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University, P.O. Box
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T. Scott Clapp, Program Coordinator
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Q: Development of Individualism; "To be . . ."

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0960.  Tuesday, 12 December 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Jesus Cora <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 11 Dec 1995 19:42:25 UTC+0200
        Subj:   Q: Development of individualism.
 
(2)     From:   Michael Friedman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 11 Dec 1995 16:57:55 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0952  Re: Silent Reading and Soliloquies
 
 
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From:           Jesus Cora <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 11 Dec 1995 19:42:25 UTC+0200
Subject:        Q: Development of individualism.
 
Dear Shakespeareans,
 
I am very interested in the development of individualism and self-consciousness
during the first part of the 17th century and its influence on the drama of the
period. Could you kindly recommend bibliography on the subject? I am specially
interested on the parallel development of self-conciousness and self-reference
in drama (you know, metatheatre and metadrama). I wonder if there is any book
or article that establishes a relationship between personal self-consciousness
and dramatic self-consciousness.
 
Yours,
J. Cora
Universidad de Alcala de Henares.
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From:           Michael Friedman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 11 Dec 1995 16:57:55 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 6.0952  Re: Silent Reading and Soliloquies
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0952  Re: Silent Reading and Soliloquies
 
An idea just struck me, and I'll throw it out just to see what happens. Reading
the recent postings about soliloquies, particularly in *Hamlet*, and the extent
to which we can say that they represent interior thinking, I started to wonder
about *To be or not to be*.  If, as it has been asserted, most audiences know
it so well by now that they hardly pay attention to the words, does the actor
even need to speak the lines?  What would happen if he just thought them?  Not
with a voice-over, but silently, in his own head, accompanied by only those
gestures that a person, lost in agitated thought, might make.  Perhaps he could
throw in an "Ay! There's the rub!" out loud here and there, just to keep the
spectators with him along the way.  Has anyone ever seen this attempted on
stage?  Clearly, it would require a skilled actor, and it sounds more like a
rehearsal exercise, but given what *has* been tried in the past to deal with
this speech, it wouldn't surprise me.
 
                                                        Michael Friedman
                                                        University of Scranton

Re: Abhorson; Branagh; Typefaces; Oth. Film; Visual

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0958.  Tuesday, 12 December 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Bill Day <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 11:37:56 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Abhorson
 
(2)     From:   Yvette Grimes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 14:00:57 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0951 Re: Branagh's *The Bleak Midwinter*
 
(3)     From:   Gabriel Egan <g.i.egan%birmingham.ac.uk@ukacrl>
        Date:   Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 20:24:20 GMT
        Subj:   RE: Renaissance typefaces
 
(4)     From:   Jan Stirm <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 10 Dec 1995 14:17:42 PST
        Subj:   Othello--the movie
 
(5)     From:   Jesus Cora <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 11 Dec 1995 19:30:39 UTC+0200
        Subj:   SHK 6.0931  Q: Visual Aids
 
 
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From:           Bill Day <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 11:37:56 -0500
Subject:        Re: Abhorson
 
Since I'm entering the middle of this thread, I apologize if I'm covering old
ground.  I always simply assumed the "apparel" was the hangman's noose. If it's
too small, the thief is hanged, and that's satisfactory to the true man.  If
it's too big, the thief escapes hanging, and the thief is satisfied.
 
Unless I'm out to lunch on this, I would assume the suggestion appears in an
annotation somewhere.
 
Regards,
Bill Day
 
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From:           Yvette Grimes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 14:00:57 -0500
Subject: 6.0951 Re: Branagh's *The Bleak Midwinter*
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0951 Re: Branagh's *The Bleak Midwinter*
 
>According to Johnstone, *The Bleak Midwinter* is "a very accomplished comedy:
>witty and waspish, rich in insight into the actorial condition."  Branagh
>considers it "a wee film" compared to his *Hamlet* project.  If anyone on the
>list has seen it, I am sure we would love to hear more about it.
 
>Nick Clary
 
I saw *In the Bleak Midwinter* last September at the Boston film festival. It
is a B&W film and very very funny and well worth seeing. Other cast members
include Joan Collins, Julia Sawahla and Jennifer Saunders. It is supposed to be
released in a few weeks.
 
--Yvette
 
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From:           Gabriel Egan <g.i.egan%birmingham.ac.uk@ukacrl>
Date:           Saturday, 9 Dec 1995 20:24:20 GMT
Subject:        RE: Renaissance typefaces
 
>The thorn is actually present in quite a lot of PostScript and TrueType fonts:
>the problem is (merely) to figure out how you get at it on your machine.
 
In most, I think. On Windows 3.1 and 3.11 you hold down the ALT key and strike
0254 on the numeric keypad for lowercase thorn and 0222 for the uppercase. If
the font you are using has re-assiged these to something else, just change to
Arial or Times, or whatever, type the thorn, and then change back.
 
This is the problem: the different fonts don't generally give you different
characters, only the same ones in different typefaces.
 
The utility called 'Character Map' (in the 'Accessories' group of the Program
Manager) will show all the characters available in each font and the codes
needed to get them. I can't see the long 's' anywhere, though.
 
Gabriel Egan
 
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From:           Jan Stirm <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 10 Dec 1995 14:17:42 PST
Subject:        Othello--the movie
 
Dear Fellow Shaksperians,
 
I just saw a preview of the new Othello and thought I'd give the list a quick
review.
 
The film's a mixed bag; I liked some bits--Lawrence Fishburne and Kenneth
Branagh both worked well in their parts, mostly (though why Iago died on the
bed with Othello, Desdemona and Emilia, I don't know).  I reacted less
positively to most of the other actors in their roles--the accents were all
over the place and sometimes difficult to understand.
 
Overall, the film moves very slowly (I had a feeling that lines were spoken
slowly so that we'd understand them through the accents); I found some of the
metaphor bits overworked (chessmen drowning, and other water stuff).  I went
with a friend who also teaches the play and we found ourselves laughing where
we weren't supposed to...  Our friends from other fields seemed to like it
better than we did.  For me, the film lost track of the sense of Venetian
playworld racism I have when I read/teach the play; the film tried to develop
the homosexual/social aspect of Iago, but didn't quite know what to do with the
idea.
 
I'll be interested to see what others have to say when they see it (and I do
think it's worth seeing).
 
Previewingly yours, Jan Stirm  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 
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From:           Jesus Cora <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 11 Dec 1995 19:30:39 UTC+0200
Subject: Q: Visual Aids
Comment:        SHK 6.0931  Q: Visual Aids
 
If you cannot find slides, you can always photocopy book illustrations -once
you are given the publisher's authorisation- on trasparencies and use an
over-head projector. The result is not as good as the use of slides, but it
helps quite a lot.
 
Cheers.
J. Cora
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