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Re: Caliban
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0498.  Friday, 25 April 1997.

[1]     From:   Nick Clary <
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        Date:   Thursday, 24 Apr 1997 11:21:52 -0400
        Subj:   Caliban

[2]     From:   Greg Lanier <
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        Date:   Thursday, 24 Apr 1997 10:28:25 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0495  Q: Caliban

[3]     From:   H. R. Greenberg <
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        Date:   Thursday, 24 Apr 1997 18:12:08 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0495 Q: Caliban

[4]     From:   Jurgen Pieters <
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        Date:   Friday, 25 Apr 1997 08:30:22 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0495  Q: Caliban


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From:           Nick Clary <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Apr 1997 11:21:52 -0400
Subject:        Caliban

Kathleen Breen is interested in hearing "other current ideas on
Caliban."  I'm sure she will receive many helpful suggestions from the
list, but I thought I'd mention a title that my son gave me as a gift a
few years ago.  The book is a tiny novel by Tad Williams entitled
Caliban's Hour (New York: Harper Collins, 1994).  Let me warn you that
this invention imagines Caliban arriving in Naples, intent on making off
with Miranda.  During the course of the evening he tells his version of
the island experience.  The dust jacket promises "the long-hidden truth
[about] how his beloved island became an imprisoning Hell."  This
fiction is readable and might prompt some interesting discussion.

Nick Clary

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From:           Greg Lanier <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Apr 1997 10:28:25 -0500
Subject: 8.0495  Q: Caliban
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0495  Q: Caliban

To Kathleen Breen:

Caliban is all of the above.  You might want to read the book
"Shakespeare's Caliban: A Cultural History" by Alden & Virginia
Vaughan.  It is a wonderful analysis of the range of presentations and
responses Caliban has prompted throughout the years.

Cheers!
Greg Lanier

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From:           H. R. Greenberg <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Apr 1997 18:12:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0495 Q: Caliban
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0495 Q: Caliban

Much recent work on Caliban as a fully sentient victim of colonialist
oppression, op cit interpretation by NY Public Theater's George Wolfe a
couple of years ago.

I find this read underwhelming.

H. R. Greenberg

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From:           Jurgen Pieters <
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Date:           Friday, 25 Apr 1997 08:30:22 +0200
Subject: 8.0495  Q: Caliban
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0495  Q: Caliban

As an answer to Kathleen Breen's query: fall 1997 a collection of new
essays
on Caliban will be published by Rodopi, _ Constellation Caliban_, edited
by
Nadia Lie and Theo D'haen. That might be of interest.

Yours
Jurgen Pieters
 

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