1996

Re: Film Suggestions

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0982.  Monday, 30 December 1996.

(1)     From:   James Schaefer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 30 Dec 1996 10:24:18 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Film Suggestions

(2)     From:   Monique Quinta <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 30 Dec 1996 10:55:27 -0500
        Subj:   Shakespeare Film


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From:           James Schaefer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 30 Dec 1996 10:24:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Film Suggestions

I'd like to see Woody Allen direct As You Like It, casting himself as Jaques.

Jim Schaefer

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From:           Monique Quinta <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 30 Dec 1996 10:55:27 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare Film

My choice is King Lear.  Filmed partly in black and white.  Not sure of the
actor choices but I think I should direct it.

Re: Branagh Hamlet

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0981.  Monday, 30 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Patricia E. Gallagher <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 28 Dec 1996 08:43:05 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0977 Branagh Hamlet

(2)     From:   David Jackson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 29 Dec 1996 23:12:02 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0977  Re: Branagh Hamlet


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From:           Patricia E. Gallagher <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 28 Dec 1996 08:43:05 -0800
Subject: 7.0977 Branagh Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0977 Branagh Hamlet

In reference to the shorter version of "Hamlet", a friend of mine heard on NPR
that the distributor insisted on a 2.5 hour version of the film (their
assumption being that many theatre owners would be unwilling to run a four hour
film).  However, the theatre owners have announced that they are not interested
in the shorter version, they WANT to air the 4 hour film. The motive on the
part of the exhibitors is that they feel they will sell more food from the
concession stand before the film and during the intermission.

I also read that Branagh was adamant in filming a complete "Hamlet," and at
this point, the primary venue for the shorter version will be airlines (for
inflight showing)

Patricia Gallagher
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From:           David Jackson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 29 Dec 1996 23:12:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 7.0977  Re: Branagh Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0977  Re: Branagh Hamlet

Re: JoAnna Koskinen's query about the shorter Hamlet film: apparently a
two-hour version was planned, but the distributors and Branagh decided to just
go with the uncut version; the movie theater companies, who it was feared would
not take to a four-hour film, appear to have little problem with the length of
the film, because they can still sell popcorn (their primary income source)
during the intermission.

David Jackson

Qs: Letters and Reports; Did Belott Read the Sonnets

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0979.  Monday, 30 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Ching-Hsi Perng <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 27 Dec 1996 09:51:52 +0800 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: Letters and Reports in Shakespeare

(2)     From:   Tim Clovis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 30 Dec 96 16:33:35 PST
        Subj:   Did Belott Read the Sonnets?


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From:           Ching-Hsi Perng <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 27 Dec 1996 09:51:52 +0800 (CST)
Subject:        Re: Letters and Reports in Shakespeare

I'm interested in the dramatic character of the letters that appear in
Shakespeare's plays and in the reports given by dramatis personae about events
that happen on stage.  I've read a number of essays in journals on these topics
but am ignorant about any book-length studies.  Any suggestions for
reading--monographs, articles, notes--on the use of letters and reports in
Shakespeare would be greatly appreciated.

Please address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sincerely,
Ching-Hsi Perng
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan 106

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From:           Tim Clovis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 30 Dec 96 16:33:35 PST
Subject:        Did Belott Read the Sonnets?

Every so often I like to poke around and see if there is anything new and
exciting regarding two most extraordinary features of the data regarding
Shakespeare.  What better resource than the SHAKSPER list?

To recount the well-known - in 1609 a series of poems were published, opening
with a plea that some unnamed young lord should marry.  In 1612, Master
Shakespeare was called to witness in the Belott suit, regarding a time perhaps
as early as 1602 when he had lain at the house of one Mountjoy.

It is unusual, this theme that a young lord should marry, yes?  Isn't it a
strange coincidence that one of the occasions for the Bard to appear in court
was over a duplicate to the role he played in the Sonnets?

I think it's remarkable, and would welcome any comments or suggestions which
deals with the possibilities I hint at.  Private mail welcome to

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Re: Festivals; Red and White

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0980.  Monday, 30 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Ronald Vince <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 28 Dec 1996 10:56:12 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: Festivals

(2)     From:   James Schaefer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 30 Dec 1996 10:21:19 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0975  Re: Red Play, White Play; Festivals


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From:           Ronald Vince <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 28 Dec 1996 10:56:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Re: Festivals

Re: Skip Nicholson on Stratford.  I seem to have left an impression I did not
intend.  But in fact, the "classics" that Skip notes get to be staged at
Stratford at least in part because the musicals have consistently sold out.
They ARE the preferred draw.  Other productions may develop into hits, but
management can count on the musicals -- which incidentally are usually very
well done.  I'm pleased that Skip thinks Ontario is still worth visiting;
perhaps those of us who live here are just old, jaded and spoiled.  Ah for the
good old days of Guthrie and the tent!

Cheers,
Ron

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From:           James Schaefer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 30 Dec 1996 10:21:19 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 7.0975  Re: Red Play, White Play; Festivals
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0975  Re: Red Play, White Play; Festivals

Regarding Paul Nelsen's clarification that plays at the Globe will be performed
by two companies, a "Red" and a "White" -- can I assume that this an allusion
to the houses of Lancaster and York, and the War of the Roses?

It's been 30 years since I took intro to broadcasting, but in the 40's, either
NBC or CBS ran two separate radio networks in the United Staes, one called the
"Red" and the other the "Blue."  The names had no particular meaning, except
for their vaguely patriotic connotations. Perhaps the same applies in the
present instance?

Jim Schaefer

12th Night; Ophelia's Antifertility Herbs; Falling in

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0978.  Friday, 27 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Virginia M. Byrne <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Dec 1996 18:36:11 -0500
        Subj:   12th Night

(2)     From:   W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Dec 1996 13:56:58 -0500
        Subj:   Ophelia's Antifertility Herbs

(3)     From:   Chris Stroffilino <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 27 Dec 1996 05:43:06 -0500
        Subj:   Falling in Love


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From:           Virginia M. Byrne <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 24 Dec 1996 18:36:11 -0500
Subject:        12th Night

I am running a "12th Night" celebration on Jan 6 at our school. Other than
"Feast of Fools overseen by the Lord of Misrule ....servants served by
masters.".. I can't find anything about the Elizabethan celebration..anyone
help?

Merry Christmas everyone...I love reading all your discussions.

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From:           W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 25 Dec 1996 13:56:58 -0500
Subject:        Ophelia's Antifertility Herbs

One of my colleagues, Lowanne Jones, brings John Riddle's <italic>Contraception
and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance</italic> (Cambridge:
Harvard UP, 1992) 106-107, to my attention. She points out that many of the
antifertility herbs listed by Riddle are also mentioned by Ophelia.

As I recall, this is not new news (i.e., that Ophelia's list is associated with
antifertility), but it is interesting that Riddle apparently was not thinking
of Shakespeare or Ophelia when he compiled his list. Neither Shakespeare nor
Hamlet appears in the Index.

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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From:           Chris Stroffilino <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 27 Dec 1996 05:43:06 -0500
Subject:        Falling in Love

Hey, another stupid question that comes up over the holidays-- Harold Bloom is
running around saying that Rosalind's use of the phrase "falling in love" in AS
YOU LIKE IT is the first use of that phrase in the English language. Although I
have not found an earlier use of that phrase, I am not the most well-read
SHAKSPERian in earlier literatures. Does anybody want to prove Bloom wrong? If
people didn't fall in love before Sx (i don't mean sex, sorry), WHAT did they
do (tie it to anchors like Wyatt?). Thanks, chris stroffolino

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