Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1996 :: November ::
Re: Poel; Hamlet as Sleuth; Shakespeare as Character
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0841.  Friday, 15 November 1996.

(1)     From:   Alan Somerset <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Thursday, 14 Nov 1996 10:02:14 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0835  Qs: Capell, Poel

(2)     From:   Sean K. Lawrence <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Nov 1996 10:05:04 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0827  Qs: Hamlet as Sleuth

(3)     From:   Belinda Johnston <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Friday, 15 Nov 1996 11:27:50 +1100 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0802 Re: Shakespeare as Character


(1)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Alan Somerset <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Thursday, 14 Nov 1996 10:02:14 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 7.0835  Qs: Capell, Poel
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0835  Qs: Capell, Poel

In response to the question about the location of the William Poel promptbooks,
they were formerly in the Gabrielle Enthoven collection at the Victoria and
Albert Museum, and presumably have migrated to the Theatre Museum, Tavistock
Square.

Cheers,
Alan Somerset

(2)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Sean K. Lawrence <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Wednesday, 13 Nov 1996 10:05:04 -0800
Subject: 7.0827  Qs: Hamlet as Sleuth
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0827  Qs: Hamlet as Sleuth

Harvey Roy Greenberg may wish to look at CBC Radio's Ideas programme episode,
entitled, "The Mystery of Elsinore."  I don't recall it treating Hamlet as a
sleuth, but the narratorial voice is that of someone who thinks of Hamlet as a
murder-myster.  His conclusion is that Fortinbras kills everybody.

Cheers,
Sean.

(3)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Belinda Johnston <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Friday, 15 Nov 1996 11:27:50 +1100 (EST)
Subject: 7.0802 Re: Shakespeare as Character
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0802 Re: Shakespeare as Character

> Shakespeare also appears as a character in David Williamson's soul-geldingly
> tedious play "Dead White Males', produced in Sydney, Australia in 1995. Its
> symbolism's elephantine quality can be judged from the opening, in which  a
> university lecturer in 'literary theory' pulls a pistol and shoots the Bard.
> The author is said to be Australia's finest playwright.
>
> Terence Hawkes

And Andrew Lloyd Weber is said to be England's finest composer.  I do not
understand how an academic who claims to be politicised can allow himself to
make a sarcastic aside about the colonies.  WHO says Williamson is Australia's
finest playwright, and WHERE?  Terry, you should know that decontextualising a
claim like that is a thoroughly ideological move!
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.