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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0436.  Wednesday, 9 April 1997.

[1]     From:   Michelle Walker <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 08 Apr 1997 12:38:47 CST
        Subj:   Winterson

[2]     From:   David Skeele <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 8 Apr 1997 17:54:55 -0400
        Subj:   Re: Two Queries


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From:           Michelle Walker <
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Date:           Tuesday, 08 Apr 1997 12:38:47 CST
Subject:        Winterson

Thanks to everyone for Othello reading suggestions.  They helped
greatly.

Now I have another journey on which I'm embarking.  Does anyone out
there know how I can get in touch with Jeanette Winterson, British
novelist.  I would like to use "Written on the Body" and "Gut
Symmetries" as a vessel for Tempest allusions.  So far, I've only found
three articles on her novels, and at that, One per novel.

Thanks, Michelle Walker

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From:           David Skeele <
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Date:           Tuesday, 8 Apr 1997 17:54:55 -0400
Subject:        Re: Two Queries

A couple of questions:

First, could anyone steer me toward some interesting cultural analyses
of Baconianism, Oxfordianism, and any of the other movements bent on
proving that others wrote the work attributed to Shakespeare.  I am
aware of the brief discussion in Gary Taylor's REINVENTING SHAKESPEARE
(if I can mention Taylor's name without inspiring any windy theological
treatises), but are there others?  A student in a colleague's class is
writing a paper on the subject and asked me if I knew of any such
analyses, and I found I was pretty interested myself.

[Editor's NOTE:  This is NOT an invitation to open discussion of
"authorship" - only "cultural analyses" of the phenomenon will be posted
to the membership.  HMC]

It feels strange to ask the second question, as I've spent the last few
years researching and writing about what other people have done with
PERICLES, but I find I need some feedback now that I'm mounting my own
production of the play.  The question is this: what have other directors
out there done with Gower when he wasn't speaking?  Kept him on stage?
Seated him in the audience?  Allowed him to wander on and off as he
pleased?  I am currently leaning toward keeping him in a space next to
the audience (sharing their perspective) for much of the play, but
allowing him to discretely disappear upon occasion, but I am open to a
better suggestion.  What are some of the other solutions people have
found?  Note: I am aware that in some productions he takes various roles
throughout the play (i.e., sailors, pirates, etc.) but that will be
impossible in this production.  Thanks in advance for the help!

Sincerely,
David Skeele
 

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