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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0142  Sunday, 15 February 1998.

[1]     From:   Ellen Summers <
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        Date:   Friday, 13 Feb 1998 16:09:34 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   SAA Teachers' Workshop

[2]     From:   Grant Smith <
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        Date:   Friday, 13 Feb 1998 11:42:56 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   CFP: American Name Society

[3]     From:   katherine E Heald <
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        Date:   Saturday, 14 Feb 1998 14:49:57 EST
        Subj:   NEA and NPR/PBS petition


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From:           Ellen Summers <
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Date:           Friday, 13 Feb 1998 16:09:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        SAA Teachers' Workshop

This is an invitation to all members of the Shakespeare Association of
America, and to any others interested, to attend a free all-day
workshop, "The Doors Are Open: Teaching _Macbeth_ through Performance,"
on Wednesday, 18 March 1998, at Mather Mansion, Cleveland State
University, located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

The workshop is designed to for high school teachers of Shakespeare  as
well for those on the college and university level. Featured speakers
include Bernice W. Kliman (Nassau Community College-SUNY), Janet
Field-Pickering (Folger Shakespeare Library), Kenn McLaughlin (Great
Lakes Theater Festival), Ted Lardner (Cleveland State University), and
Ellen Summers (Hiram College).  The workshop has been made possible by a
grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.

Presentations will be informal and interactive, with an emphasis on
usefulness in the classroom.  Presenters will cover the use of live
performance, video, and work on premodern language.  The workshop
promises to be enjoyable as well as stimulating, even for those who
already use performance techniques in their teaching.

A schedule of presentations is given below; times and exact titles of
presentations are subject to change.  If you plan to attend all or part
of the workshop, please register by calling Kenn McLaughlin at (216)
241-5490.  Lunch will be available at the meeting for $8.00.  For
further information, contact Ellen Summers at 
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Directions to Mather Mansion will be available at the Renaissance Hotel
in Cleveland (site of the SAA meeting).

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The Doors Are Open:  Teaching _Macbeth_ through Performance
18 March 1998
Mather Mansion, Cleveland State University
Euclid Avenue at I-90

9:00    Arrival (coffee served)
9:15    Opening address:  "Unsexing the Teaching of _Macbeth_,"
        Ellen Summers
9:45    Open discussion
10:00   Presentation:  "Lost in Plain Sight:  Rediscovering Word
        Power," Ted Lardner and Kenn McLaughlin
11:00   Break
11:15   Presentation:  "Teaching Macbeth's First Soliloquy,"
        Janet Field-Pickering
12:15   "Challenges in Teaching _Macbeth_," panel discussion
12:30   Lunch
1:00    Keynote Address: "Macbeth, Macbeth, Macbeth,"
        Bernice W. Kliman
1:45    Concurrent Breakout Sessions:  "Performing _Macbeth_ in
        the Classroom"
        Session I:  The Banquet Scene
        Session II: Improvising the Pre-Murder Scene
3:30    Evaluation and close

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From:           Grant Smith <
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Date:           Friday, 13 Feb 1998 11:42:56 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        CFP: American Name Society

Call for papers: 1998 Annual Meeting AMERICAN NAME SOCIETY conjointly
with the MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
San Francisco, Dec. 27-30, 1998

Two MLA sessions, plus 10 to 12 concurrent sessions.  Themes will focus
on names in literature, literary theory, philosophy, linguistics,
geography, social or historical usage.  Literary panels may focus on
single authors, e.g., Shakespeare.  Short abstracts (150 word max.) to
Grant W. Smith, 
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Deadline for MLA sessions is March 2.  Deadline for concurrent ANS
sessions is Sept. 1, 1998.

Abstracts of all papers presented will be printed in "Proceedings."

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From:           katherine E Heald <
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Date:           Saturday, 14 Feb 1998 14:49:57 EST
Subject:        NEA and NPR/PBS petition

National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR petition.

Please keep this petition rolling. Do not reply to me. Please sign at
the bottom and forward to others to sign. If you prefer not to sign
please send to the e-mail address indicated or return to me.  Thanks.
This petition is being passed around the Internet. Please add your name
to it so that funding can be maintained for the NEA, NPR & PBS.

NOTE:  It is preferable that you SELECT the entirety of this letter and
then COPY it into a new outgoing message rather than simply forwarding
it.

This is being forwarded to several people at once to add their names to
the petition.  It won't matter if many people receive the same list as
the names are being managed.

This is for anyone who thinks NPR/PBS is a worthwhile expenditure of
$1.12/year of their taxes, a petition follows.  If you sign, please
forward on to others (not back to me).  If not, please don't kill
it-send it to the email address listed here: wein2688@blue.univn PBS,
NPR (National Public Radio), and the arts are facing major cutbacks in
funding.

In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending costs and
streamline their services, some government officials believe that the
funding currently going to these programs is too large a portion of
funding for something which is seen as not worthwhile.  Currently, taxes
from the general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person per year, and the
National Endowment for the Arts equals $0.64 a year.

A January 1995 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll indicated that 76% of Americans
wish to keep funding for PBS, this percentage of people polled is
surpassed only by national defense and law enforcement as the programs
that are the most valuable for federal funding.

Each year, the Senate and House Appropriations committees each have 13
subcommittees with jurisdiction over many programs and agencies.  Each
subcommittee passes its own appropriation bill.  The goal each year is
to have each bill signed by the beginning of the fiscal year, which is
October 1.

The only way that our representatives can be aware of the base of
support for PBS and funding for these types of programs is by making our
voices heard.

Please add your name to this list and forward it to friends if you
believe in what we stand for. This list will be forwarded to the
President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States,
and Representative Newt Gingrich, who is the instigator of the action to
cut funding to these worthwhile programs.

If you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc. signer of this
petition, please forward a copy to: 
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If that address is inoperative, please send it to:

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This way we can keep track of the lists and organize them.  Forward this
to everyone you know, and help us to keep these programs alive.

Thank you.

555) katherine E Heald, Burke, VA
 

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