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Re: RNT RII; Cultural Studies
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0039.  Saturday, 13 January 1996.

(1)     From:   Jerry Sebold <
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        Date:   Friday, 12 Jan 1996 09:27:26 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0029  RNT RII

(2)     From:   David Skeele <
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        Date:   Saturday, 13 Jan 96 11:21:39 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0026  Qs: Cultural Studies


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From:           Jerry Sebold <
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Date:           Friday, 12 Jan 1996 09:27:26 -0500
Subject: 7.0029  RNT RII
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0029  RNT RII

Rick,

I had the opportunity to not only see Fiona Shaw in RII this summer but to meet
with her after the production in an informal setting.  I concur that the
production was superb and though I am admittedly a little old fashioned and
expected to be disappointed at the production, I found her to be the key to its
success.  She is one of the most engaging and erudite actresses I have ever met
and has an enormous grasp of the text ( which I have come not to expect from
many actors or actresses).

RII was spectacular in my opinion and far from detracting from it, Ms. Shaw
made the production.  I wish we had the opportunity to see more of her work.

Regards,
Jerry Sebold

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Date:           Saturday, 13 Jan 96 11:21:39 EST
Subject: 7.0026  Qs: Cultural Studies
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0026  Qs: Cultural Studies

In response to Katie Hannah's query, I can suggest several interesting texts
which examine Shakespeare in the context of cultural history (several of which
I have previously recommended in SHAKSPER).  Here they are:

      _Looking at Shakespeare: A Visual History of Twentieth Century Production
_, by Dennis Kennedy

      _The Modernist Shakespeare_, by Hugh Grady

      _Shakespeare Refashioned: Elizabethan Plays on Edwardian Stages_, by Cary
 Mazer

I hope to have my own work published at some point in the near future (I'm
actually just beginning to shop it around).  Entitled "Thwarting the Wayward
Seas: A Critical and Theatrical History of Shakespeare's _Pericles_ in the
Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," it looks at _Pericles_ as a barometer of
cultural history over the last two hundred years.  Hope these suggestions help.
Oops, I almost forgot, _Caliban: A Cultural History_, would also fit the bill.
I can't remember the author's first names (there are two authors, married I
believe) but their last name is Vaughan.

                                              Best Wishes,
                                              David Skeele
                                              Slippery Rock University
 

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