1998

Qs: "Hamlet Studies"; Women and Smoking

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0173  Friday, 27 February 1998.

[1]     From:   Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 23 Feb 1998 14:30:17 -0500
        Subj:   "Hamlet Studies"

[2]     From:   Nely Keinanen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Feb 1998 08:22:44 +0200
        Subj:   Women and Smoking


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From:           Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 23 Feb 1998 14:30:17 -0500
Subject:        "Hamlet Studies"

Does anyone know if the periodical "Hamlet Studies" is still published,
and, if, so, how one may subscribe?

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From:           Nely Keinanen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 25 Feb 1998 08:22:44 +0200
Subject:        Women and Smoking

I've been teaching Bartholomew Fair, and my students were curious about
the fact that Ursula smokes ("Where's my pipe now? Not filled?  Thou
arrant incubee," she says to Mooncalf in 2.2.88-9).  Is Ursula flouting
gender conventions by smoking?  I have a vague recollection that
Elizabeth used to smoke with Ralegh, but at some point smoking became a
strictly male prerogative.  I'd be grateful for any information any list
members would have on attitudes to smoking, or perhaps other scenes in
early modern drama where characters smoke.

Thanks.
Nely Keinanen, Senior Lecturer
University of Helsinki

Re: Wasteland's Game of Chess

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0172  Friday, 27 February 1998.

From:           M. McConnachie <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 23 Feb 1998 15:51:48 +0000
Subject:        Wasteland's Game of Chess

>Currently, I have a course on Shakespeare and another course on T.S.
>Eliot's "The Wasteland."  I noticed that in The Tempest Miranda and
>Ferdinand play a game of chess.  I also noticed that in "The Wasteland"
>there are many references to Shakespeare's The Tempest.  I am wondering
>if there is any significance or connection to Miranda and Ferdinand's
>game of chess to section 2, "A Game of Chess" in Eliot's "The
>Wasteland?"  If anybody can shed some light on this matter, please
>respond!

As I recall, the game of chess in Eliot's Wasteland in fact refers to
the Thomas Middleton satire 'A Game at Chesse', which Eliot described as
'a perfect piece of literary political art'. He was a great fan of
Middleton, as you can see from the selected essays still in print from
Faber. That doesn't mean he may not have had Tempest's game in mind as
well!

Yours,
Moray

Re: MM

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0170  Friday, 27 February 1998.

[1]     From:   David Evett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 23 Feb 1998 17:24:28 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0160  Re: MM

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 23 Feb 1998 19:32:05 -0500
        Subj:   M/M

[3]     From:   Ed Pixley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Feb 1998 11:03:50 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0160  Re: MfM Not religious


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From:           David Evett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 23 Feb 1998 17:24:28 -0500
Subject: 9.0160  Re: MM
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0160  Re: MM

Alan Powers has an informative article on Elizabethan marriage, as
treated in both canon and civil law, that sheds light on Angelo-Mariana,
and other stuff too.  I don't have the reference, alas.

Dave Evett

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From:           Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 23 Feb 1998 19:32:05 -0500
Subject:        M/M

Karen Bruhn ought to take a look at two monographs in early numbers of
Shakespeare Survey:  E.M. Pope, "The Renaissance Background of Measure
for Measure" in 2 SS, and C. Leech, "The 'Meaning' of Measure for
Measure" in 3 SS.  Good luck.  Larry

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From:           Ed Pixley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 24 Feb 1998 11:03:50 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 9.0160  Re: MfM Not religious
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0160  Re: MfM Not religious

Karen Bruhn:

When I directed MfM many years ago, among the personal highlights of my
directing career, I found the Twentieth Century Interpretations series a
useful starting point, but the work that I found most influential in my
own approach was Josephine Waters Bennett's MfM as Royal Entertainment,
Columbia UP,1966.  Not being a Shakespearean scholar, I have not kept up
on subsequent scholarship, but no matter what's out there, I'm sure you
will find Bennett's book refreshing.

Ed Pixley
SUNY Oneonta

Re: Taming of the Shrew

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0171  Friday, 27 February 1998.

[1]     From:   Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 23 Feb 1998 19:24:38 -0500
        Subj:   T/S

[2]     From:   Elizabeth Dietz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Feb 1998 12:46:18 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0163  Q: Taming of the Shrew


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From:           Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 23 Feb 1998 19:24:38 -0500
Subject:        T/S

Drew Whitehead asked about a version of The Shrew which returns to the
induction at the end.  He is probably thinking of "A Shrew," which I
think is a bad quarto, not an ur-Shrew.  This version keeps Sly in the
play at various points throughout. It ends with a sort of Sly epilogue
(pun intended) in which Christopher announces his intention to return
home and tame his own wife as he had seen it done in his "dream."  This
is black humor indeed.  The Riverside sets out the additional Sly
episodes from A Shrew in the text notes.

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From:           Elizabeth Dietz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 24 Feb 1998 12:46:18 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 9.0163  Q: Taming of the Shrew
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0163  Q: Taming of the Shrew

The new Bedford edition of Shakespeare (ed. Greenblatt) contains the
variant endings for Taming of the Shrew-so does the single-play edition
edited by Fran Dolan.

E Dietz

RMMRA Conference; ACTER opening F1998

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0169  Friday, 27 February 1998.

[1]     From:   Sara Jayne Steen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 23 Feb 1998 12:41:46 -0500
        Subj:   RMMRA Conference

[2]     From:   Cynthia Dessen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Feb 1998 16:54:13 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   ACTER opening F1998


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From:           Sara Jayne Steen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 23 Feb 1998 12:41:46 -0500
Subject:        RMMRA Conference

Since we have received in recent days a number of queries about our
deadline and topic, we are re-posting on several lists this call for
papers.  Please excuse any cross-posting.

Sara Jayne Steen

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Goodly Worlds: Places, Topoi, and Global Riches

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association invites papers
for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held on 4-7 June 1998
at Big Sky, Montana.  The conference offers an opportunity for scholars
to explore topics related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages
and the Renaissance.  This year's topic is "Goodly Worlds: Places,
Topoi, and Global Riches," with emphasis upon sites of medieval and
Renaissance knowledge and power-geographical, rhetorical, economic,
political, scientific, artistic, and cultural.

The Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort is a luxury resort with golf, tennis,
swimming, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting.   The scenic resort
is just forty-five miles north of spectacular Yellowstone National Park,
the nation's oldest national park, with sites such as Old Faithful and
the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone; and forty-five miles south of the
town of Bozeman, home of the Museum of the Rockies, with its
internationally recognized dinosaur collection.

Send two copies of papers or 250-word abstracts by 28 February 1998.

Inquiries, proposals, papers, or abstracts should be addressed to:

Sharon A. Beehler and Sara Jayne Steen
Department of English
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana, USA 59717-0230.
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (406) 994-3768
Fax: (406) 994-2422

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From:           Cynthia Dessen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 24 Feb 1998 16:54:13 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        ACTER opening F1998

ACTER has an opening for the week of Oct. 5-11, 1998. The show is *The
Tempest*, the tour will be between VA and the Chicago area, but we will
consider any school which would be able to take the week. A discount is
possible. At the moment UNC has the week of November 9-15, but we could
take the Oct. week if the November week suited you better(East coast and
NE schools only, as we will be in the Boston area at the time). Please
contact me as soon as possible about these open weeks.

Cynthia Dessen, General Manager, ACTER
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
919-967-4265 (phone/fax)
ACTER website: http://www.unc.edu/depts/acter/
Mail to: 1100 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27514

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