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Home :: Archive :: 1996 :: July ::
Qs: Goethe's *Faust*; Shakespeare Jokes
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0525.  Wednesday, 31 July 1996.

(1)     From:   Anne-Mirjam Maczewski <
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        Date:   Friday, 19 Jul 96 10:49:45 +0200
        Subj:   Q: Shakespearean material in Goethe's _Faust_

(2)     From:   Cary M. Mazer <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jul 1996 14:51:12 -0400
        Subj:   Shakespeare jokes


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From:           Anne-Mirjam Maczewski <
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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 <
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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 (
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student, Joshua Goldsmith  (
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the listserv.

Thanks,
Cary
 

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