1998

Re: Ado Fencing Question

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0608  Tuesday, 30 June 1998.

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Re: MND Films

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0607  Tuesday, 30 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Carl Fortunato <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 29 Jun 1998 14:13:32 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus

[2]     From:   Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 29 Jun 1998 16:59:49 -0700
        Subj:   SHK 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus -Reply


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From:           Carl Fortunato <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 29 Jun 1998 14:13:32 EDT
Subject: 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus

In a message dated 98-06-29 14:07:54 EDT, you write:

>Michelle Pfeiffer as Titania?  Oh God!  Back to the good old Warner
>Brothers days, when Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland and Jimmy Cagney
>("you dirty sprite") bravely trod the boards.

Actually, I liked Cagney.  Bottom is a natural Cagney character, after
all.  The rest of the cast was uniformly awful, though, with Mickey
Rooney possibly turning in the worst Shakespearean performance of all
time.

Nice sets, though, even if they *were* all left over from other movies.

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From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 29 Jun 1998 16:59:49 -0700
Subject: Re: Films: MND and Titus -Reply
Comment:        SHK 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus -Reply

Far be it from me to put the facts in the way of Charles Weinstein's wit
- well, not all that far.  Here are the facts.

Cast:
                        Kevin Kline --------- Bottom
                        Michelle Pfeiffer ----- Titania
                        Rupert Everett ------ Oberon
                        Stanley Tucci ------- Puck
                        Calista Flockhart ---- Helena
                        Anna Friel ---------- Hermia
                        Dominic West
                        Christian Bale ------- Demetrius
                        David Strathairn
                        Sophie Marceau
                        Bernard hill
                        Roger Rees
                        Max Wright
                        Gregory Jbara ------ Snub the Joiner
                        Bill Irwin ------------ Tom Snout
                        Sam Rockwell ------- Flute

                      Directed by: Michael Hoffman
                      Produced by: Leslie Urdang
                      Casting: Lora Kennedy (UK), Shaila Rubin (Italy)
                      Camera: Oliver Stapleton
                      Edited by: Garth Craven
                      Production design: Luciana Arrighi
                      Production Coordinator:
                      Costume design: Gabriella Pescucci
                      Written by: Michael Hoffman

The above is from a website called A Midsummer Night's Dream - Movie
Scans.

Cheers,
Mike Jensen

Re: Various Hamlet Postings

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0605  Monday, 29 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Terence Hawkes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 26 Jun 1998 12:02:42 -0400
        Subj:   Various Hamlet Postings

[2]     From:   Justin Bacon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 28 Jun 1998 01:43:36 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0588  Re: Various Hamlet Postings


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From:           Terence Hawkes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 26 Jun 1998 12:02:42 -0400
Subject:        Various Hamlet Postings

Oh dear. I seem to have suggested a new reading of a line in Hamlet.
Sorry about that. Back to sleep.

T. Hawkes

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From:           Justin Bacon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 28 Jun 1998 01:43:36 -0700
Subject: 9.0588  Re: Various Hamlet Postings
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0588  Re: Various Hamlet Postings

Steve Artlawitz wrote:

> Terence Hawkes suggests that Claudius is "surely" the subject of the
> latter end of Fortinbras' last speech.  I'm not sure what the rhetorical
> figure is called, but I've noticed that often the words "certainly,"
> "obviously," and "surely" are used when there is no evidence to support
> a claim.  We might translate "surely" in this case to mean something
> like "It may be that an actor could force an interpretation of the
> speech in order to produce this meaning for an audience."  Professor
> Hawkes offers a neat reading for the actor.  But the delight of the
> acting game is that "perhaps" has more appeal than "surely."  Such
> interpretation is art, not law.  (And I applaud it.)

Surely (pun intended) my first response to the use of the word "surely"
in Shakespearean criticism is, "Oh no it's not." And then immediately
come up with half a dozen interpretations with twice as much
justification as the one suggested.

Whenever anyone says, "Surely we must not take the text at face
value..." Or "Surely Shakespeare didn't mean for the most obvious
interpretation of this line to be correct..." (whatever language they
may choose to use to fancy this claim up) my hackles immediately rise.

Justin Bacon
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Lear and Cibber Transcriptions on the Web

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0606  Monday, 29 June 1998.

From:           Tom Dale Keever <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 29 Jun 1998 00:12:14 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Lear and Cibber Transcriptions on the Web


SHAKSPERians,

I have posted transcriptions of the King Lear First Quarto and Colly
Cibber's Richard III on my Web site.  These are improved, corrected, and
in the case of the Lear, HTML marked up, versions of the texts Hardy put
in the SHAKSPER archives.

You can access them as follows:

Lear:  www.columbia.edu/~tdk3/lear4to.html

Cibber:  www.columbia.edu/~tdk3/cibber.html

Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Tom Dale Keever
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Renaissance Forum 3:1 (Correction and More)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0604  Monday, 29 June 1998.

From:           R. D. H.Wells <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 26 Jun 1998 15:10:03 +0100 (BST)
Subject:        Renaissance Forum 3:1 (Correction and More)

Renaissance Forum <www.hull.ac.uk/renforum>

The editors are pleased to announce publication of Volume 3 Number 1 of
Renaissance Forum (please note that in the unofficial announcement that
appeared on SHAKSPER earlier this week the Technical Editor's address
was incorrect. Please see below for the correct address).

The current issue includes articles by James Fitzmaurice on Jane Barker
and the Tree of Knowledge at Cambridge University, Lisa Hopkins on
Knowing their loves: knowledge, ignorance, and blindness in *'Tis Pity
She's a Whore* and Andrew Stewart on Some Uses for Romance:
Shakespeare's *Cymbeline* and Jonson's *The New Inn*, plus reviews by
Dan Cavanagh, Nathon Dyche, Robert C. Evans, Elaine Hobby, Mark S. R.
Jenner, Tristan Marshall of books by Howard Erskine-Hill, Keith Lindley,
Lawrence Manley, Claire McEachern and Peter E McCullough and edited by
Helen Wilcox.

SHAKSPER readers may also be interested to know that working papers for
the Renaissance Law and Literature conference (July 1st-4th 1998,
Wolfson College, Oxford) are temporarily available at the Renaissance
Forum website (http://www.hull.ac.uk/renforum/wolfson/index.html). These
papers have not been read by the journal's referees or approved by the
editors and should not be regarded as journal publications.

*Renaissance Forum* is an electronic interdisciplinary refereed journal
specialising in early-modern English literary and historical scholarship
and in the critical methodologies of these fields. The journal is
published biannually by an editorial board based in the Departments of
English and History at the University of Hull (Robin Headlam Wells,
Glenn Burgess, Lorna Hutson and Rowland Wymer).

Contributions of two main kinds are invited: scholarly articles of up to
6,000 words on any aspect of early modern English literature and/or
history; and considered responses of up to 4,000 words to articles
already published in *Renaissance Forum*. Submissions are read by at
least two specialist referees. Articles are adjudicated on the basis of
scholarly merit, and no particular theoretical position is privileged,
though most work published in *Renaissance Forum* will either be
historical or bring together the disciplines of literature and history.
Copy should be in standard English spelling and punctuation (Modern
Humanities Research Association Stylebook) and should follow
*Renaissance Forum* guidelines for format. These may be found at the
journals website: <http://www.hull.ac.uk/renforum/>. Submissions may be
sent to the Technical Editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as an email
attachment, an UUENCODED file, or by conventional mail in the form of a
disk (Word, Wordperfect for PC or Mac, or ASCII) together with hard copy
(three copies) to: Andrew Butler, The Technical Editor, 33 Brookview
Drive, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5JN, UK.

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