The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0541. Wednesday, 7 May 1997.
Date: Tuesday, 06 May 1997 21:03:32 EDT
Subject: Shakespeare Magazine - Spring '97
Shakespeare Magazine announces the publication of its Spring Issue.
Here are a sampling of the articles:
*The Opening of the Globe* In an exclusive interview with Shakespeare
editors, Artistic Director Mark Rylance talks about the struggles to get
the Globe open, and about the thrill of performing Shakespeare's plays
as they might have been performed on Bankside in the late 1500's.
*The Dark Pleasure of Trevor Nunn's Twelfth Night* In all the hoopla
over Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, it's easy for
the new Twelfth Night to get lost. But don't miss it, says Peter
Holland, for this film does what other comedies on film have failed to
do-it shows the delicious dark humor that Shakespeare does so well.
*Shakespeare with Tears* In a brilliant and moving essay, noted scholar
Russ McDonald talks about why at the end of comedies, with joyful
reunions taking place all over the stage, he feels like crying.
*Rely on What You See* Teacher William Hill talks to University of Iowa
professor Miriam Gilbert about the art of performance criticism, which
"compels an individual to talk about the production values-the acting,
directing, and designing choices-of a given performance."
*Teacher Favorites: Comedies in the Classroom* Expert teachers Ann
Boone (California), Jan Pope (Kansas), Lynne Rainwater (Oregon) , Ellen
Doss (Michigan), Siobhan Berry and Mary Pittman (France), and Mary Ellen
Dakin (Boston) give step-by-step instructions and offer reflections on
teaching the classroom hits Twelfth Night, Much Ado about Nothing, As
You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Measure for Measure, Taming of
the Shrew, and Merchant of Venice.
*Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Primer for Political Rhetoric* Oregon
Shakespeare Festival actors Derrick Lee Weeden, Karl Backus, and Aldo
Billingslea connect what they learned from doing a long run of
Coriolanus with what they hear on the nightly news.
*Review: The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare-A Classroom Necessity*
We're not exaggerating. This is the best book about Shakespeare to come
along in years. Janet Field Pickering, head of education at the Folger
Shakespeare Library, describes its splendors.
*Broadsheet* The take-it-to-the copier feature for this issue is an
exercise in which participants use exit lines from the comedies to do a
30-second performance. Fast and funny Shakespeare warm-ups.
*News on the Rialto* This issue contains information about 21
Shakespeare festivals for the summer of 1997 featuring the Stratford,
Ontario and Kentucky Shakespeare Festivals. In addition we review the
video of Richard Burton's Hamlet and "The Great Hamlets" compilation
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