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Re: The Sonnets; Working Conditions; Mysticism
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0083.  Tuesday, 30 January 1996.

(1)     From:   Terry Ross <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jan 1996 16:00:15 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0077 Re: The Sonnets. All of 'em

(2)     From:   David Skeele <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jan 96 19:15:49 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0079  Qs: Theatrical Working Conditions

(3)     From:   Mary Paynter <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jan 1996 19:33:43 -0600
        Subj:   Mysticism (again!)


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From:           Terry Ross <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Jan 1996 16:00:15 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 7.0077 Re: The Sonnets. All of 'em
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0077 Re: The Sonnets. All of 'em

On Mon, 29 Jan 1996, Chris Stroffolino wrote:

> Terry Ross suggests that because of the length of the sonnets being 2155
> lines or so that it should take about 2 hours or so.... but I am reminded
> of Barber's ESSAY ON THE SONNETS in which he says it's a maddening
> experience to try to read them in one sitting.... and I do think the genre
> "claustrophobia" (for lack of a better word) needs to be taken into
> account.

Sure it's "claustrophobic," but so is performing all the Brandenburg Concertos
or all the Bartok String Quartets or all of St. Mark's Gospel in one evening,
to mention just a few "claustrophobic" programs which have been brought off
successfully.

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From:           David Skeele <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Jan 96 19:15:49 EST
Subject: 7.0079  Qs: Theatrical Working Conditions
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0079  Qs: Theatrical Working Conditions

In response to Greg Grainger's query--I'm not going to be that much help when
it comes to workers in the Elizabethan theatre, but a good place to start
looking for info on the Victorians might be Michael Booth's _Theatre in the
Victorian Age_.  The text is a broad, general consideration of most aspects of
Victorian theatre, but he does pay some attention to theatrical working
conditions, and you would undoubtedly find some good sources in his
bibliography.  Also, check out virtually any article by Tracy Davis (_Theatre
Survey_ and _Theatre Journal_ are periodicals in which she publishes
frequently--also perhaps _Nineteenth-Century Theatre_).  Her work is feminist
in methodology and based largely in the social sciences.  Though she focusses
mostly on the conditions for working actresses, again you should be able to
unearth some fine source material in her bibliographies.  Hope this helps!

                                                   David Skeele
                                                   Slippery Rock University

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From:           Mary Paynter <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Jan 1996 19:33:43 -0600
Subject:        Mysticism (again!)

RE:  SHK 7.0067 Qs. "Mysticism" -- My earlier reference was incorrect. The name
of the writer on Mysticism was Evelyn Underhill.  My typing was faster than my
memory!
 

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