1996

SHAKSPER's Back

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0527.  Wednesday, 31 July 1996.

From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, July 31, 1996
Subject:        SHAKSPER's Back

Dear SHAKSPEReans:

I am back from my restful vacation and will post some observations of the plays
I saw the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express perform at Harrisonburg in a few days.

When I returned, I found that the machine on which LISTSERV resides had been
turned off.  Thus, requests sent to LISTSERV were rejected for the past week.

I have cleared out my mailbox of posting, so if you have a posting that you
could not get through or that got lost please resubmit.

New PLS Production

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0526.  Wednesday, 31 July 1996.

From:           Helen Ostovich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 29 Jul 1996 14:34:21 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        New PLS Production

[Originally posted on REED-L.]

Of interest to people in the Toronto area:

An announcement for those REED-L'ers within striking distance of Toronto:

The PLS are presenting John Heywood's _John John: A Merry Play_ at the
Tarragon Theatre's Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, on

15 August  6.30pm
16 August  9.30pm
17 August  1.00pm
18 August  2.30pm
23 August  8.00pm

Directed by Linda Phillips; FIght Direction by Daniel Linson; Performed by Ruth
Barrett, Erik Buchanan, and Chet Scoville

Records of Early English Drama/ Victoria College/ 150 Charles Street W
Toronto Ontario Canada
Phone (416) 585-4504/FAX (416) 585-4594/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:8080/~reed/reed.html => REED's home page
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:8080/~reed/reed-l.html => REED-L's home page

Lori Berenson

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0524.  Wednesday, 31 July 1996.

From:           Bernice W. Kliman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 17 Jul 1996 16:06:47 -0400
Subject:        Lori Berenson

Dear Friends,

I am taking the liberty of asking you for your urgent help now for Lori
Berenson.  You'll recall that Lori, a New York woman, the twenty-six-year-old
daughter of a colleague, was found guilty of treason and sentenced to life in
prison in Peru.  A moment for action has now arrived.  She did not receive a
fair trial, having no opportunity to defend herself or to disprove the
allegations against her, which keep shifting.

Two letters are now circulating in Congress, one by Congresswoman Molinari and
the other by Senator Moynihan.  The goal is to get as many signatures as
possible on these letters, addressed to Peru's President Fujimori and urging
him to see to it that Lori has a trial in a civilian, open court. Please call
your congressman and senator and urge them to sign the letters. Congress will
adjourn in a little more than a week.  The letters must be signed before that
time, or this window of opportunity will close.

Lori is now existing in harsh conditions, at high altitudes, with no running
water or heat in Yanamayo Prision, Puno, Peru.  She is eager to hear from the
world but can only receive and send letters in Spanish.  If you would like more
information, please contact me.

Thank you very much for your help with this matter.

Bernice

Qs: Goethe's *Faust*; Shakespeare Jokes

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0525.  Wednesday, 31 July 1996.

(1)     From:   Anne-Mirjam Maczewski <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 19 Jul 96 10:49:45 +0200
        Subj:   Q: Shakespearean material in Goethe's _Faust_

(2)     From:   Cary M. Mazer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 29 Jul 1996 14:51:12 -0400
        Subj:   Shakespeare jokes


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From:           Anne-Mirjam Maczewski <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 19 Jul 96 10:49:45 +0200
Subject:        Q: Shakespearean material in Goethe's _Faust_

Dear list members,

I am currently investigating the intertextual relations between Goethe's _Faust
I_ and Shakespeare's _Midsummernight's Dream_ and _Tempest_ that Goethe
establishes by having Oberon, Titania and Ariel appear in _Faust_'s
Walpurgisnight's Dream scene. The amount of secondary literature I have been
able to track down for these purposes has been extremely scarce--do some of you
perhaps know of publications concerned with this relationship? Thank you in
advance for your help!

Yours, Anne-Mirjam Maczewski

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From:           Cary M. Mazer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 29 Jul 1996 14:51:12 -0400
Subject:        Shakespeare jokes

Friends,

A former student of mine is currently working as scriptwriter on *Pearl*, a new
tv sitcom (to be aired on Wednesday nights this fall on CBS), featuring a
working-class adult going to college (Rhea Perlman) and her relationship with
other conventional students and with her pompous professor (Malcolm
McDowell)--sort of Educating Rita meets The Paper Chase.  While preparing a
proposed episode featuring some lectures on Shakespeare, my student called me
for some Standard Shakespeare Jokes, at least ones that can be dumbed down
enough to be comprehensible to a national middle-brow tv audience.  I gave him
the standard "Did Hamlet sleep with Ophelia" one.  Does anyone have any others?
 If so, do send them on to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or to my former
student, Joshua Goldsmith  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) privately, so as not to clog up
the listserv.

Thanks,
Cary

Re: Thanks; Fin de siecle; Textual Criticism;

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0523.  Wednesday, 31 July 1996.

(1)     From:   Andy White <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 17 Jul 1996 00:29:36 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Thanks to SHAKSPER!

(2)     From:   Chris J. Fassler <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 17 Jul 1996 08:30:43 -0400
        Subj:   Re: Fin de siecle texts

(3)     From:   Dale Lyles <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 18 Jul 1996 23:18:40 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0515 Re: Textual Criticism

(4)     From:   Charles Whitney <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 21 Jul 1996 11:40:35 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Johannesburg '96


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From:           Andy White <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 17 Jul 1996 00:29:36 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:        Thanks to SHAKSPER!

I wanted to thank all of you again who responded to my inquiry on Richard of
Bordeaux.  My apologies for botching the name -- of course it was Elizabeth
Mackintosh, writing under the name of Gordon Daviot.

Once I am successfully subscribed to your list, I look forward to sharing some
of my research, as well as some related ideas I recently developed during a
production of Hamlet, which I transposed into a more modern idiom (selectively,
mind you -- none of this 'I can write better than the Bard' nonsense, I just
tweaked it a bit) ... but more than that, I look forward to seeing what all of
you have been up to!

Cheers,
Andy White

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From:           Chris J. Fassler <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 17 Jul 1996 08:30:43 -0400
Subject:        Re: Fin de siecle texts

Genevieve Guenther asks what texts from the 1590s and 1600s have to do with the
turn of our century, and in the interests of clarification . . .

The director of our honors program has solicited course proposals in
recognition of our upcoming turn of the century.  The request prompted me to
think about the turn of the century at the center of the period that interests
me, and so I am working on putting a course together.

BTW, I have received several intriguing suggestions/recommendations.  My plan
is to compile them and send a list to SHAKSPER for your information and further
commentary.  Thanks to all who have responded.

--Chris Fassler

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From:           Dale Lyles <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 18 Jul 1996 23:18:40 -0400
Subject: 7.0515 Re: Textual Criticism
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0515 Re: Textual Criticism

Steve Urkowitz writes:

"If anyone wants 'em, I have some parallel text handouts for Lear, Romeo and
Juliet, Hamlet, and everyone's FAVORITES, Henry VI two and three. "

Hey, watch it:  Henry VI, part 3, *was* a favorite of my company!  We liked
playing with the blood bags.  And Margaret was too much fun to resist.

Dale Lyles
Newnan Community Theatre Company

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From:           Charles Whitney <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 21 Jul 1996 11:40:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Johannesburg '96

I second the praises of Martin Orkin for organizing the wonderful conference on
Shakespeare and Postcoloniality in Johannesburg. Accompanying our work was the
felt awareness that this crucial time and place in contemporary history
concentrates the aspirations and anxieties of much of the world.  The intensity
of the conference, the global diversity of the participants, the different
personal meanings the conference held for us, the challenges and clarifications
it offered concerning professional identity, purpose, and strategy, and the
opportunities Martin provided for exchange and insight,  made it for many of us
a series of extraordinary events that cannot be assimilated and articulated in
a short period of time.  Thanks again Martin and all involved.

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