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Son. Research; Shaw Play; Lyly; Study in England
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1216.  Friday, 5 December 1997.

[1]     From:   Mike Sirofchuck <
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        Date:   Thursday, 4 Dec 1997 07:50:31 -0800
        Subj:   Sonnets Research

[2]     From:   John Walsh <
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        Date:   Thursday, 04 Dec 1997 12:36:43 -0500
        Subj:   The Dark Lady of the Sonnets

[3]     From:   Rick Jones <
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        Date:   Thursday, 4 Dec 1997 11:29:26 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Lyly

[4]     From:   Virginia Byrne <
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        Date:   Thursday, 4 Dec 1997 18:08:02 EST
        Subj:   Study Shakespeare in England


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From:           Mike Sirofchuck <
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Date:           Thursday, 4 Dec 1997 07:50:31 -0800
Subject:        Sonnets Research

I am assigning my students to memorize and do research on various
Shakespeare Sonnets.  I would appreciate any suggestions as to texts and
Internet sites offering critical interpretations.  Thanks.

Mike Sirofchuck
Kodiak High School

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From:           John Walsh <
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Date:           Thursday, 04 Dec 1997 12:36:43 -0500
Subject:        The Dark Lady of the Sonnets

I am not affiliated with this production, but I know of the company and
thought some list members might be interested.

Shaw's play is running from December 4 - 21 at the Theatre Row Theatre,
424 West 42nd Street, NYC. Performances are Thursday - Saturday, 8 PM,
with 3 PM matinees on Sat. and Sun.

Tom Paitson Kelly plays William Shakespeare.

Tickets are $12. Call 212.581.4164 for reservations, or visit
http://members.aol.com/jshelton/Protean/ProtPg1.html

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From:           Rick Jones <
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Date:           Thursday, 4 Dec 1997 11:29:26 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Lyly

In the nearly twenty years since I completed an MA by thesis on Lyly, I
have seen relatively little about him: the once-anticipated edition by
G.K. Hunter never materialized (did it?), and I can't remember seeing
more than one or two articles on Lyly in years (though I confess my
research interests have changed, and I may well have missed something).

What interests me most is that in 1978, when I was finishing my thesis,
there was no question that the one canonical or semi-canonical play by
Lyly was _Endymion_; if there was a second choice, it was almost
assuredly _Campaspe_, largely for the one song "Cupid and My Campaspe."

Now, to the extent that there has been a revival of interest in Lyly,
that interest has centered exclusively (or very nearly so) on
_Gallathea_.  We have heard on this list of three productions of
_Gallathea_, none of other Lyly plays; Lyly's name has arisen in the
past fortnight on three different lists (here, CLASSICS, and ASTR-L) in
three different contexts: every time, the subject was _Gallathea_, with
nary a mention of other Lylian works; the one conference paper on Lyly I
have ever heard was a few years ago... on _Gallathea_.

I have long been fascinated by the process of canonization, and I wonder
if other SHAKSPERians would care to speculate on the radical change in
this play's status within the Lylian canon.  Surely questions of the
mutability of gender are part of the answer, but I don't see them as
sufficient to account for the degree of change.  And _Gallathea_ may be
the most produce-able of Lyly's plays (possible exception: _Mother
Bombie_, which is so different from the rest of Lyly's work it almost
doesn't count), but surely that was true a generation ago, as well...
Comments, anyone?

Rick Jones

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From:           Virginia Byrne <
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Date:           Thursday, 4 Dec 1997 18:08:02 EST
Subject:        Study Shakespeare in England

This might be of interest to some of you. I  will be providing the
Workshops in Shakespeare Performance (especially of interest  to
teachers of Shakespeare) as will some of the RSC actors. It's a
wonderful opportunity.

 Virginia Byrne

Shakespeare in England  Summer 1998

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