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Qs: 1000 Acres; Clapping; Race/Religion/Opera
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1014.  Wednesday, 8 October 1997.

[1]     From:   John Allan Mitchell <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 07 Oct 1997 12:23:59 -0300
        Subj:   A Thousand Acres

[2]     From:   Joseph Tate" <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 7 Oct 1997 13:44:24 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Clapping

[3]     From:   Rachana Sachdev <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 8 Oct 1997 00:00:58 -0400
        Subj:   Please Post


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From:           John Allan Mitchell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 07 Oct 1997 12:23:59 -0300
Subject:        A Thousand Acres

This is my first timid contribution to the list. Has there been any
discussion about Jane Smiley's _A Thousand Acres_?  I am interested in
anyone's reception of the novel (or movie), especially regarding its
debt to King Lear. My first impressions: the ugliness of the moral
problem in the novel (incest) does not allow us to sympathize with the
father's (Lear figure's) loss and subsequent "redemption". So the novel
finds its center in the daughters' development, their struggles toward
some kind of forgiveness, resolution, peace-not in Lear's development.
Any thoughts? On this or any other differences/similarities between the
play and novel?

allan

[Editor's Note: This is not to head off discussion but to provide what I
hope is useful information.  Yes, Jane Smiley's *A Thousand Acres* has
been discussed in the past on SHAKSPER.  To locate those discussion,
send a command like SEARCH SHAKSPER SMILEY or SEARCH SHAKSPER THOUSAND
ACRES or both to 
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your search query.  On another note, although some suggested that I
periodically send out new member biography files, yesterday's mailing
was yet another mistake on my part.  As excuse, I have been suffering
through a wicked case of the flu caught from my four-year-old.  HMC]

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From:           Joseph Tate" <
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Date:           Tuesday, 7 Oct 1997 13:44:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Clapping

SHAKSPEReans,

A question: When did audiences start clapping at performances,
theatrical or otherwise? Did the Greeks clap?

Joseph Tate
Graduate Student
U. of Washington

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From:           Rachana Sachdev <
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Date:           Wednesday, 8 Oct 1997 00:00:58 -0400
Subject:        Please Post

One of my undergraduate students is interested in exploring the issues
of race and religion in operatic adaptations of Othello, Midsummer
Night's Dream ,and The Tempest. He is applying for a fellowship to go to
England for further research. Does anyone know of scholars in England
who would be willing to work with him and/or programs with interest in
drama and opera? Please send all replies to 
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Thank you,
Rachana Sachdev
 

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