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Qs: Casting Err; Sumptuary Laws; E-Bibles; Tmp./Works
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1133.  Tuesday, 11 November 1997.

[1]     From:   Ivan Fuller <
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        Date:   Monday, 10 Nov 1997 08:28:45 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Twin Casting in ERRORS

[2]     From:   David Schalkwyk <
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        Date:   Monday, 10 Nov 1997 15:53:38 SAST-2
        Subj:   Sumptuary Laws

[3]     From:   Mark Perew <
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        Date:   Monday, 10 Nov 1997 16:21:06 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Looking for Bible E-Texts

[4]     From:   John McWilliams <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Nov 1997 15:17:20  +0100
        Subj:   The Tempest/Complete Works


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From:           Ivan Fuller <
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Date:           Monday, 10 Nov 1997 08:28:45 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Twin Casting in ERRORS

I am preparing to direct a small cast production of COMEDY OF ERRORS and
am interested in solutions any of you have used or seen for the final
scene in which the two sets of twins are on stage together for the first
time.

Ivan Fuller, Chair
Communication & Theatre Dept.
Augustana College

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From:           David Schalkwyk <
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Date:           Monday, 10 Nov 1997 15:53:38 SAST-2
Subject:        Sumptuary Laws

I've been pondering the extent and effects of Elizabethan sumptuary laws
recently and was wondering whether anyone has traced the actual effect
on the daily lives of those subject to them.  It's one thing to know
that such laws existed and that they are the signs of a particular
ideological anxiety, but does anyone know whether they were obeyed and
what it would have meant, in practical terms, to obey them.  If a
company of actors was supposed to have worn a particular livery, what
would this have meant about the way they dressed every day?  Has anyone
done the research that answers this question?

Greetings from a university with an ever-dwindling library budget.

David Schalkwyk
English Department
University of Cape Town

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From:           Mark Perew <
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Date:           Monday, 10 Nov 1997 16:21:06 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Looking for Bible E-Texts

In preparing a paper for a Shakespeare course, I would like to check the
text of Bibles available to the Bard.  I've found the Rheims New
Testament online, but I can't locate either the "Geneva" or "Anglican"
bibles online.  I would appreciate any pointers to internet sources for
those texts
Since this query isn't exactly on topic for this list, I'll gladly take
responses privately and then summarize them for the list.

Thank you,
Mark C. Perew

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From:           John McWilliams <
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Date:           Tuesday, 11 Nov 1997 15:17:20  +0100
Subject:        The Tempest/Complete Works

I'd really appreciate it if someone could recommend some reading on the
Tempest (or could outline any interesting approaches that have been
taken).  Also, does anyone have any views on which Complete Edition of
Shakespeare is the best one to buy? The 'Old' Riverside was the
definitive edition for years - can anyone second guess which if the new
lot - Norto, New Riverside etc. - will be the next one (or has the idea
of a definitive text gone out of the window, even when talking about a
Complete Works?)

Thanks,
John McWilliams
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Cambridge
 

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