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Re: Sandman; Bedford; William; Names; Mac. Web Page
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0467 Wednesday, 13 May 1998.

[1]     From:   Jodi Clark <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 May 1998 07:51:11 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0464  *The Sandman* Shakespeares

[2]     From:   Evelyn Gajowski <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 May 1998 12:12:56 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0454 Qs: Bedford Texts

[3]     From:   Ed Taft <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 May 1998 10:17:05 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   William in As You Like It

[4]     From:   Grant Smith <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 May 1998 15:54:22 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0463 Re: Autolycus, Hamnet, and others

[5]     From:   Louis Marder <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 May 1998 12:02:51 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0384  Macbeth Web Site


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From:           Jodi Clark <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 May 1998 07:51:11 -0500
Subject: 9.0464  *The Sandman* Shakespeares
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0464  *The Sandman* Shakespeares

I just wanted to concur with Hardy that these are rather fascinating and
that I second his recommendation.

Jodi Clark
Emerson College
Theatre Education

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From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 May 1998 12:12:56 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 9.0454 Qs: Bedford Texts
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0454 Qs: Bedford Texts

To Nicholas R Moschovakis:

I have used Fran Dolan's edition of *Shrew* in upper-division courses in
Shakespeare's comedies with wonderful results.  (I would not hesitate to
use this edition in lower-division courses because other Bedford/St.
Martin's editions have been successful at that level).  Ch. 2,
"Marriage," was required reading; this fall, Ch. 4, "Shrews," will be,
as well; other documents in other chapters were optional reading.  Using
this edition enabled us to position the Katherine/Petruchio relationship
in the con-text of early modern English marital prescriptions/practices
with greater precision than we had been able to accomplish in earlier
versions of the same course with different editions.  I hope to
accomplish something similar with regard to constructions of "shrewness"
next time around.  Students not only find it sobering to read in *The
Law's Resolutions* that "women have no voice in Parliament; they make no
laws; they consent to none; they abrogate none.  All of them are
understood either married or to be married, and their desires subject to
their husband" (198), they also can readily see these ideologies
circulating within the dramatic world of *Shrew*.  The marriage
documents ended up providing a touchstone for the entire course, given
the comedies' concern with courtship and marital matters.  My own
inclination is that these matters are of greater significance than some
of the matters to which you devote class time.  At the very least, some
kind of compromise between traditional and historical materials would
seem to be possible.

Evelyn Gajowski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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From:           Ed Taft <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 May 1998 10:17:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        William in As You Like It

Dear Fran Teague,

There is a long tradition of the author appearing in pastorals, as is
evidenced by Colin Cloute (Spenser) in Book Six of Faerie Queene, and
the same character in The Shepherds' Calendar.  But they are often alter
egos of the author, which means that they may be graceful parodies or
ironic reversals of the real self of the author. William is clearly a
foil for WS, it seems to me. The William who loses Audrey to Touchstone
is inarticulate in the extreme, just the opposite of the master of words
who wrote the play. On the other hand, William is a loser in the game of
love, and, alas, Shakespeare may have lost that game too!  For other
examples of "William," consider 2H4, H5, and Merry Wives.  All are
extremely interesting and, in my view, "thematic" characters.

--Ed Taft

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From:           Grant Smith <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 May 1998 15:54:22 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 9.0463 Re: Autolycus, Hamnet, and others
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0463 Re: Autolycus, Hamnet, and others

For those interested in Shakespeare names, personal &/or literary, I
would like to put together a panel on the program of the American Name
Society.  We meet this year in San Francisco, 12/27-30, same time and
place as MLA. Two of our 12-15 panels are a part of MLA (already
filled).

Abstracts of 150 words should be sent by September 1 to me
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attachment).

All proposals will be blind refereed, and presenters will be notified by
September 20.

Presentations should be timed for 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for
discussion.

The American Name Society is an interdisciplinary organization with
members from 25 countries.

Grant W. Smith, Vice President
American Name Society
Professor of English
Eastern Washington University

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From:           Louis Marder <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 May 1998 12:02:51 -0500
Subject: 9.0384  Macbeth Web Site
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0384  Macbeth Web Site

Dear Ed Friedlander:  May 13, 1998:

Where have you been all my life? Most SHAKSPERIANS know that I have been
working on a Shakespeare Data Bank for about ten years.  I have over ten
megabytes of  data on Macbeth and am not finished yet.  Help is
difficult to find.  What do you have?  How can I see what you have
done?  How can we cooperate?  RSVP  Louis Marder 847-475-7550'

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