1997

Re: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0843.  Wednesday, 13 August 1997.

[1]     From:   Steve Hayward <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Aug 1997 10:03:44 -0400
        Subj:   Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud

[2]     From:   Surajit A. Bose <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Aug 1997 15:17:14 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0840 Re: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud


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From:           Steve Hayward <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 12 Aug 1997 10:03:44 -0400
Subject:        Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud

There is also an essay by Bruce Fink entitled "Reading Hamlet with
Lacan" in _Lacan, Politics, Aesthetics_ (Apollon and Feldstein eds) that
you might find useful.

Steven Hayward
York University

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From:           Surajit A. Bose <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 12 Aug 1997 15:17:14 -0500
Subject: 8.0840 Re: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0840 Re: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud

I should have mentioned in my earlier response that Freud does have
several scattered references to HAMLET in his writings. The longest, if
I remember correctly, is in THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS. There are
other important jottings on the play in his letters to Fleiss and
Breuer.

Peter Gay's book READING FREUD: EXPLORATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENTS (New
Haven: Yale UP, 1990) has a long first chapter called "Freud and the man
from Stratford." It's a great read and it also provides exact
bibliographic references to Freud's and Freudian discussions of HAMLET.
The essay is mainly about Freud's belief in the Oxford hypothesis, but
since the topic of authorship is interdicted (and very properly too, may
I add) on SHAKSPER, I can't say any more about it.

-s

Re: JC at the First Globe

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0842.  Tuesday, 12 August 1997.

From:           Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 11 Aug 1997 14:55:17 -0400
Subject: 8.0833  Re: JC at the First Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0833  Re: JC at the First Globe

Steve Sohmer wrote:

I wonder if this means that the actor who played Hamlet also played
Brutus, since Polonius continues in a most point way: "I did enact
Julius Caesar.  I was killed i' Th.' Capitol. Brutus killed me"(1912-3).

We know that Burbage played Hamlet  -- for example, the speeches in Act
V fixing Halmet's age at 35 and commenting on his fatness were probably
inserted to justify having a young athlete played by a middle-aged fat
man.  Do we know if he also played Brutus?

Larry Weiss

Re: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0840.  Tuesday, 12 August 1997.

From:           Sean Kelly <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 8 Aug 1997 12:28:51 +0000
Subject: 8.0831  Q: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0831  Q: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud

Lacan has a great reading in Fehlman's "Literature and Psychoanalysis."
I think that it is the fist essay.  There might also be a reading in
Lacan's Ethics and Psychoanalysis.  Both should help with what you are
looking for.

Sean Kelly
Binghamton University

Wreckers

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0841.  Tuesday, 12 August 1997.

From:           James Marino <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 11 Aug 1997 10:36:45 -0600
Subject:        Wreckers

I am interested in wrecking on the British coasts in the 16th century.
There is material for the notorious activity in the Cornish coastal
towns, but of course little or no direct record would give evidence of
the infamous practice. Indirect evidence comes from such items as the
delay in establishing lights and other landmarks along the western
approaches for fear that they could be moved or falsified.  In a related
matter, I have searched unsuccessfully for a mariners' guide that would
warn of the dangers of wishing a mark to be the one that is anticipated
especially in ambiguous weather and after an arduous voyage.  Can anyone
help?  Reply off the list, please.

Regards,
James

Barrymore

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0839.  Tuesday, 12 August 1997.

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 11 Aug 1997 17:50:06 +0100
Subject:        Barrymore

I just realized I don't know how the spell the last name of the actor
John Barrymore, nor do I have a reference with me.  To follow-up recent
discussions about vintage audio Shakespeare, and especially to those of
you in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, CA, Logos Bookstore has vol. 2 of
the 33 1/3 version of Barrymore's readings for the giveaway price of
$3.00.  I saw it in their Shakespeare record section on 8/9.  One copy.
Hurry.

I was in town for Shakespeare/Santa Cruz's AYLI and R3.  You may skip
AYLI, unless you are driven to see yet another lack luster production.
We left at the interval.  I wanted to leave a half hour sooner.

R3 was a different matter.  Though heavily cut, it was a very clear,
clean accounting of the story, with a GREAT performance by Paul Whitwoth
at the usurper.  It was derivative is many ways, Whitworth was on
crutches a la Tony Sher, and Bob Crowley's hanging light bulbs from the
RNT were in abundance.  Instead of Olivier's crown hanging like a
chandelier overhead, they had the throne of England.  Derivative,
perhaps, but very effective.  Most of the important roles had strong
performances, but, as always at Shakespeare/Santa Cruz, there was great
unevenness in the company.  Not the best R3 I have seen, but well worth
a look, and catch Whitworth's performance if you possibly can.

Mike Jensen

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