1996

Re: Last Lines of Lear

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0941.  Friday, 13 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 12 Dec 1996 20:20:57 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0932  Re:  Last Lines of Lear

(2)     From:   Sydney Kasten <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 13 Dec 1996 15:36:17 +0200 (IST)
        Subj:   Last lines of Lear


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From:           Bernice W. Kliman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 12 Dec 1996 20:20:57 -0500
Subject: 7.0932  Re:  Last Lines of Lear
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0932  Re:  Last Lines of Lear

I wonder why people think Albany has to be old, too old to say "we who are
young": isn't he (when he is the speaker) comparing himself to Lear?  Since
Goneril had some expectation of having children (otherwise her father's curse
of barrenness would have had no meaning), she, and perhaps her husband too,
could qualify as "young."

Anyone who wants to see what the Q and F look like in comparison to each other
should examine Michael Warren's parallel facsimile edition.

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From:           Sydney Kasten <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 13 Dec 1996 15:36:17 +0200 (IST)
Subject:        Last lines of Lear

With respect to the editors who ascribe the lines to Edgar on the basis of *we
that are young*, they are ignoring *shall never see so much*.  To have been
banished by a beloved and respected (tautology?) father, to have seen him
blinded, to witness his despair, and to be forced to protect him anonymously
is to have seen and borne much.  While it may be in character for Edgar to play
down his own purgatory in the light of his sovereign's, in doing so he would be
devaluating his filial sentiments.  Moreover, Albany, like Forinbras, Malcolm
etc., has taken command, and for Edgar to usurp the closing lines would not be
in character.

I would consider a more compelling reason to ascribe the lines to Edgar would
be the direction of Albany's previous lines to Edgar and Kent.  Kent has given
his heart rending answer, and it remains for Edgar to give his. The lines could
be contrued as such, but in that case he should be obeying the regent and not
*the weight of this sad time*.

Re: Shakespeare Films and Videos

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0940.  Friday, 13 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Charles Ross <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 12 Dec 1996 16:26:31 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0925 Re: Recent Shakespeare FIlms

(2)     From:   Virginia M. Byrne <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 12 Dec 1996 16:41:46 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0933 Q: Locating Videos


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From:           Charles Ross <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 12 Dec 1996 16:26:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 7.0925 Re: Recent Shakespeare FIlms
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0925 Re: Recent Shakespeare FIlms

Query to my "amici" Frank Whigham and Chris Stroffolino: I have no objection to
Antonio's possible erotic attraction to Sebastian and no clue as to
Shakespeare's view of the matter, but I wonder if we are not hearing the
language of friendship, not love? Is there anything at all in the play that
suggests the erotic reading? It seems to me Sebastian might, just might take
offense if the language were erotic, since he shows no reciprocal interest, but
he does not seem to react other than as he would to a mate. And no one else
reacts (or do they?).

For hidden eros, you really can't beat the two French lords in Alls Well, 3.6.
I'm sure I'll be misunderstood for this posting, but it's hectic and late in
the semester, so here goes.

Charles Ross
Purdue

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From:           Virginia M. Byrne <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 12 Dec 1996 16:41:46 -0500
Subject: 7.0933 Q: Locating Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0933 Q: Locating Videos

I own "Kiss Me"..I bought it through The Writing Co. in Culver City Ca..they
have a Shakespeare catalogue. Would love the other myself. If you want I'll
send you more details on it when I get back to work tomorrow.

Polar Express at Houghton Mifflin

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0938.  Friday, 13 December 1996.

From:           Thomas Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 12 Dec 1996 13:42:46 -0500
Subject:        Polar Express at Houghton Mifflin

Dear friends and colleagues,

I'm forwarding a request for email to a book donation project.

>the Houghton-Mifflin publishing co. is giving books to children's
>hospitals; how many books they give depends on how many emails they receive
>from people around the world.  for every 25 emails they receive, they give
>one book--it seems like a great way to help a good cause.
>
>all you have to do is email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
>
>If you want to see the web pages:
>
>http://www.hmco.com/hmco/trade/hmi/polar/

I have not followed this up myself. Happy reading.

Tom

Re: Teaching: Video, Stage Performance, and Reading

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0939.  Friday, 13 December 1996.

From:           Bill Griffin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Dec 1996 14:43:27 -0500
Subject:        Re: Teaching: Video, Stage Performance, and Reading

To Bob Dennis:

I recently compiled the results of a survey on teaching Shakespeare mailed to
all members of the SAA.  I received 80 responses to questions on purpose/goals,
methods, etc.  The results should come out in the fall or spring issue of
Shakespeare and the Classroom published by Ohio Northern U. If you'd like a
copy, send me you address.

Bill Griffin

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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0937.  Friday, 13 December 1996.

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Date:           Friday, December 13, 1996
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