1998

Shakespeare at Winedale Applications

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0115  Sunday, 8 February 1998.

From:           Mary Madge Darlington <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 6 Feb 1998 16:19:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Shakespeare at Winedale Applications

Application are now being accepted for the 28th Summer Session of
Shakespeare at Winedale.  Please pass the following information on to
students and scholars.

The Program:
Shakespeare at Winedale is an academic course for six hours credit in
the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.  The
program is open to upper-division college or university students,
graduate students, post-graduates, and students in professional schools
(e.g., law, medicine).  The purpose of the course is to study
Shakespeare plays through performance.  The course is taught, lived, and
played in residence on the 250 acre University of Texas Winedale
Historical Center, near Round Top, Texas, in Fayette County German farm
country.  For nine weeks, students become residents of Winedale, live in
the Wagner House dormitory and study Shakespeare 15-18 hours a day,
seven days a week, in an 1880 Theatre Barn.  The summer concludes with
24 public performances of the plays studied.

Selection:
Preference is given to students  who have never performed.  During the
past 27 years, students' majors have ranged from law and medicine to
physics, music, physical education, foreign language, art, psychology,
literature, history, and engineering.  Some students, at the outset, had
never read Shakespeare; some have been Ph.D. candidates in literature
and philosophy.  The majority have been college and university juniors
and seniors.  Preference is given to students with intellectual,
physical, and emotional energy; students who are willing to give
everything up for the ensemble; who are willing to explore, challenge,
and invent at all costs; students who are willing to listen to others,
to accept and give criticism; students who can play, who are or want to
be creative; and students with a high tolerance for heat and dirt.

Applying:
More information and application forms are available at the Shakespeare
at Winedale Web Site:
http://www.dla.utexas.edu/depts/engl/special/winedale.html Or, if you
would like to talk to someone about the program, please call (512)
471-4726.

Madge Darlington, Assistant
SHAKESPEARE AT WINEDALE
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of English
Calhoun 302
Austin, TX   78712-1164
512/471-4726

Deaf Shakespeare at SAA

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0114  Sunday, 8 February 1998.

From:           David Evett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 6 Feb 1998 15:52:59 -0500
Subject:        Deaf Shakespeare at SAA

I hope those of you coming to the SAA meeting in Cleveland will give
thought to the panel discussion by Ohio Signstage, a local troupe that
performs in American Sign Language, of their recent production of
*Comedy of Errors*.  As far as we know, this was the first full
production of a Shakespearean play by signing actors ever undertaken.
Those of us from the hearing community who saw it found it inventive,
amusing, and very interesting; the enterprise raises important
theoretical and practical issues.  The discussion, which will include a
scene from the work, is scheduled for 12 noon on Thursday 19 March; it
will involve both deaf and hearing members of the company, and will be
moderated by Marianne Evett, drama critic of The Plain Dealer.

David Evett

Re: Shaxicon

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0112  Sunday, 8 February 1998.

[1]     From:   A. Kent Hieatt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 4 Feb 1998 16:10:33 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Shaxicon

[2]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 04 Feb 1998 20:24:19 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0099 SHAXICON

[3]     From:   Don Foster <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 05 Feb 1998 12:29:43 -0500
        Subj:   Shaxicon


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From:           A. Kent Hieatt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 4 Feb 1998 16:10:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Shaxicon

In my Monday, Feb. 2 message on Shaxicon, the addresses of two sites got
garbled.  Something that Don Foster said in 1995 is at
http://www.bcpl.lib.mid.us/~tross/ws/will.html.  Shaxicon's web-site is
at http://faculty.vassar.edu/~foster/shax.

My word-processor, Nota Bene, is famous for using ASCII symbols for
everything on the keyboard, but the fame stops at the tilde, which comes
out in ASCII as 'y' with a dieresis, plus '7E.'  I'm eager for action by
all owners of advance copies of Shaxicon, so that this mistake, due to
sending in an attached file rather than something typed in my e-mail
program (Eudora), calls for, and gets, my strong apology.

Kent Hieatt

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From:           W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 04 Feb 1998 20:24:19 -0500
Subject: 9.0099 SHAXICON
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0099 SHAXICON

I talked with Don Foster on the telephone this afternoon about another
matter, and he told me that he has been very busy with non-Shakespearean
investigations.  However, he is planning to take a leave of absence from
teaching next year in order to complete SHAXICON.  Don is, after all,
under no obligation to stick to anyone else's time schedule, and he has
been very good about answering my questions and sending me usable data.

In fact, at SAA meetings, I've seen Don spending a good deal of time
with his laptop open, explaining how SHAXICON works and dealing with
challenges from other scholars.  In my own experience, redoing some of
Don's calculations without SHAXICON, I have some up with the same
percentages.

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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From:           Don Foster <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 05 Feb 1998 12:29:43 -0500
Subject:        Shaxicon

SHAKSPERians:

During the years that I followed SHAKSPER discussion, I found the
conversation to be consistently lively, usually interesting, beneficial,
and courteous.  For the past year I've been too busy with other matters
to participate, and I am sorry to be missing out on the discussion.  I
hear that I've been getting warmly roasted by a few contributors!

I'll have more to say about "A Funeral Elegy" down the road a piece,
after skepticism has been fully and duly registered.  I'm jumping in
here only because of Kent Hieatt's recent post concerning Shaxicon,
which was forwarded to me by several different SHAKSPER contributors.

Kent Hieatt's concern with the delay in getting Shaxicon to press is one
that I share-in fact, I am so keen to put a wrap on this monumental
undertaking that I have requested, and received, an unpaid leave for the
1998-9 academic year in order to complete it.  But Hieatt's letter also
puts into circulation a number of unfortunate misrepresentations that I
wish to correct.   I'm booked for today and tomorrow.  Over the weekend,
I will write a response that I trust will be interesting and
informative.

Best wishes to all,
Don Foster

Iago

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0113  Sunday, 8 February 1998.

From:           Skip Nicholson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 04 Feb 1998 22:21:56 -0800
Subject: 8.1134  Re: Iago
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1134  Re: Iago

Why does Shakespeare have Iago say, "I am not what I am."? (1.1.65) The
line's not glossed in the Pelican, Riverside, nor Arden edition. If Iago
means he's not what he seems, why doesn't he phrase it that way? Is
there here a perverted echo of God's identifying himself out of the
burning bush to Moses as "I am that I am" (KJV)?

Cheers--and thanks for any thoughts,
Skip Nicholson

Things people do with Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0111  Sunday, 8 February 1998.

From:           Pervez Rizvi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 4 Feb 1998 17:37:31 -0000
Subject:        Things people do with Shakespeare

Things people do with Shakespeare.....

I'm reading 'Birthday Letters', the new book of poems by Ted Hughes. In
a poem called 'The 59th Bear' he describes how he and Sylvia Plath were
camping in Yellowstone National Park in the USA and during the night a
bear broke into their car and took all their food. He writes:

.......................He'd leaned in
And on claw hooks lifted out our larder.
He'd left matted hairs. I glued them in my Shakespeare.

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