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Re: Maps of Play Settings
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1106  Monday, 9 November 1998.

[1]     From:   Wes Folkerth <
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        Date:   Sunday, 08 Nov 1998 11:41:27 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Maps of Play Settings

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Sunday, 08 Nov 1998 13:03:54 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.1105 Maps of play settings?

[3]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Monday, 9 Nov 1998 02:37:47 -0500
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From:           Wes Folkerth <
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Date:           Sunday, 08 Nov 1998 11:41:27 -0500
Subject:        Re: Maps of Play Settings

There are probably better sources than the following, but I can
tentatively suggest Isaac Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare (New York:
Avenel, 1979 -- reprint).  Each chapter on a specific play includes a
map of the region in which it takes place.

Wes Folkerth

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Date:           Sunday, 08 Nov 1998 13:03:54 -0500
Subject: 9.1105 Maps of play settings?
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1105 Maps of play settings?

Ray Lischner. co-author of the planned "Shakespeare for Dummies,"
wrote:

> I want to find a modern map that shows the settings for Shakespeare's
> plays (perhaps two maps: one of Europe and the Mediterranean and another
> showing more details of England and France). So far, I haven't found
> anything I like. Can anyone recommend a good source for such a map or
> maps? Thank you.

Isaac Asimov, in his two volume "Guide to Shakespeare" (Doubleday 1979),
prefaces the discussion of each play with a clear map showing the play's
loci, and a discussion of any difficulties in this regard.  The maps are
quite good, but, of course, the work in still in copyright. While I
doubt that Isaac would have called his book "Shakespeare for Dummies,"
it has a similar popularizing and simplifying purpose.

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Date:           Monday, 9 Nov 1998 02:37:47 -0500
Subject: Maps of play settings?
Comment:        SHK 9.1105 Maps of play settings?

Dear Ray Lischner:

You need a map of Britain, not England.

T. Hawkes
 

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