1996

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

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