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*Dangerous Beauty*; ArdenNet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0179  Sunday, 1 March 1998.

[1]     From:   Daniel Traister <
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        Date:   Friday, 27 Feb 1998 15:27:32 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Veronica Franca: *Dangerous Beauty*

[2]     From:   Nick Kind <
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        Date:   Friday, 27 Feb 1998 13:48:48 +0000
        Subj:   Announcing the Launch of ArdenNet


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From:           Daniel Traister <
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Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 1998 15:27:32 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Veronica Franca: *Dangerous Beauty*

                  *PLEASE EXCUSE MULTIPLE POSTINGS*

Opening today in Philadelphia, and perhaps at other movie theaters
across the U.S. and Canada, is a movie called *Dangerous Beauty*, about
which you can learn something by clicking here

        http://www.newregency.com/

Succinct as always, *The Philadelphia Inquirer* encapsulates it for you
as follows:

        The story of 16th-century Venetian courtesan Veronica
        Franco and her seduction of France's Henry III for
        political reasons. Stars Catherine McCormack and Moira
        Kelly. Marshall Herskovitz directs.

The film is based on Margaret Rosenthal's *The Honest Courtesan:
Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer in Sixteenth-Centruy Venice*
(University of Chicago Press, 1992).

        "Sensuous, smart, sexy, fresh and beautiful," the ad
        from last weekend's paper quotes Dr. Joy Browne (WOR-AM
        radio) as saying: "Don't miss it!"

        Elsewhere in the same ad, Jeffrey Lyons (WNBC-TV) says:
        "Lavish and erotic! A stunning feast for the eye."

        Still lower down the scale--whoops! I mean, of course,
        "still lower down on the page"--I find Lisa Hendricksson
        (*GQ*) quoted as remarking: "Unabashedly decadent. A bodice
        ripper for smart people."

Alas, one wonders whether anyone will ever say anything similar about,
let alone rip a bodice over,

        http://www.library.upenn.edu/etext/occult/franca/index.html

where the interested decadent will find reproduced a copy of the
*Lettere Familiari a diversi della S. Veronica Franca [sic]* (1580?), as
well as some pages from the only known North American copy of her *Terze
rima di Veronica Franca [sic]* (1585; two other copies, in Florence and
Venice, are known to us).

Nonetheless, provided scholars use due caution themselves and are also
careful to warn their students about unanticipated side effects that may
harm clothing, visits to this site are welcome.

Daniel Traister, Department of Special Collections
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
USA

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From:           Nick Kind <
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Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 1998 13:48:48 +0000
Subject:        Announcing the Launch of ArdenNet

The Arden Shakespeare is delighted to announce the launch of a
pioneering and unprecedented service on the Internet for Shakespeare
studies: ArdenNet. Visit this new website at:

     <http://www.ardenshakespeare.com/ardennet/>

Initially entirely free, ArdenNet provides a peer-reviewed, interactive
community space which allows Shakespeare researchers and educators the
opportunity to:



 

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