1996

Job Announcement

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0652.  Thursday, 12 September 1996.

From:           Larry Hartsfield <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Sep 1996 20:37:00 -0600 (MDT)
Subject:        Job Announcement

The English-Communications Department at Fort Lewis College will have,
contingent upon funding, an opening for a tenure-track position at the
assistant professor level starting August 1997. We seek a generalist in British
Literature with strengths in Renaissance, Shakespeare, and post-colonial
literatures. The department encourages cross-disciplinary and innovative
undergraduate teaching and is committed to exploring the intellectual links
between the study of literature and media. The college, located in the
ethnically diverse Four Corners area, is a vibrant campus committed to
multicultural education. Ph.D/ABD and teaching experience required. FLC is an
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women especially
urged to apply. Send resume, transcripts, three current letters of
recommendation, and statement of educational philosophy by November 4 to Larry
Hartsfield, Chair, English Department, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive,
Durango, Colorado 81301-3999.

ACTER at SFA, Nacogdoches, TX

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0651.  Thursday, 12 September 1996.

From:           Cynthia Dessen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 9 Sep 1996 05:16:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        ACTER at SFA, Nacogdoches, TX

ACTER is due to perform and teach for the week of Oct. 7-13, 1996 at Stephen F.
Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. I am interested in getting in touch
with anyone on that campus who participated in the last ACTER residency there
(January 1993, *The Tempest*), or who is involved in this upcoming residency,
or who knows any Shakespeareans on that campus. Please contact me offline ASAP
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 919=967-4265.

Re: "Shylock"

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0649.  Thursday, 12 September 1996.

(1)     From:   James J. Hill, Jr. <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 07 Sep 1996 09:28:39 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Shylock

(2)     From:   Andrew Walker White <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 6 Sep 1996 18:24:13 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Shylock


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From:           James J. Hill, Jr. <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 07 Sep 1996 09:28:39 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Shylock

A recent posting noted a monologue "Shylock" by Mark Leiren-Young had been
published.  I would greatly appreciate bibliographic details of the publication
as I have not been able to locate the item.  Thanks.

                                James J. Hill, Jr.  TSU

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From:           Andrew Walker White <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 6 Sep 1996 18:24:13 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Shylock

I would be very curious to hear more about this monologue under discussion --
which critics does this play take on?

There is an excellent treatment of Merchant currently in the Avon theater at
the Stratford Festival.  It sets the action firmly in Fascist Italy, complete
with blackshirts sipping coffee at St. Mark's square.  Rather than idealize
Shylock, or deny the ugliness that lies within even the heros of this 'comedy',
it manages to show the environment in which Shylock can in fact become
overwhelmed with rage, and in which purportedly nice gentiles can themselves be
perfect beasts.  There is a balance struck, simply by adhering to the original
text and by setting the piece in a time when all of the action seems not only
natural but inevitable.  From what a friend told me while I was there, it was a
rare occasion in which the whole community approved of the production.

The play has its ugliness, and it runs so deep that I once heard Sir Ian
McKellan declare he would never play Shylock.  Perhaps if he were given an
opportunity to see what Stratford has done with it, he could be persuaded to
change his mind.

Andrew White
Urbana, IL

Fahrenheit's *Henry V*

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0650.  Thursday, 12 September 1996.

From:           W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Sep 1996 14:48:23 -0400
Subject:        Fahrenheit's *Henry V*

Fahrenheit Theatre Company's production of _Henry V_  (their 13th show) will
open this Friday, September 13, with 13 actors, at the Fifth Third Theatre in
the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati at 8:00PM.  I've watch this
production develop from the initial read-through, and I'm looking forward to
opening night.

I recommend it to anyone who can possibly make it to Cincinnati.

Yours, Bill Godshalk

The State of the Profession

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0648.  Thursday, 12 September 1996.

From:           W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Sep 1996 17:09:04 -0400
Subject:        The State of the Profession

Earlier today I was speaking with a colleague who was talking about "the state
of the profession" as if he knew what the state of the profession (i.e.,
teaching literature in general) IS.  I admit that I do not know how to describe
the state of the profession, except in terms like "fragmented."

I'm wondering if a discussion of the "Shakespeare" profession would be
fruitful.  Is it possible to map our profession in the fall of 1996?

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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