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Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0533  Tuesday, 9 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Geralyn Horton <
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        Date:   Saturday, 06 Jun 1998 13:22:48 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0531  Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

[2]     From:   Justin Bacon <
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        Date:   Saturday, 06 Jun 1998 11:08:10 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0529  Request for Assistance

[3]     From:   Peter Groves <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Jun 1998 12:12:16 +1000
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[4]     From:   Ilona Goldmane <
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        Date:   Monday, 8 Jun 1998 17:32:01 +0200 (WET)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0531 Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

[5]     From:   Phyllis Gorfain <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Jun 1998 16:40:42 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0531  Re- Contempo


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From:           Geralyn Horton <
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Date:           Saturday, 06 Jun 1998 13:22:48 -0400
Subject: 9.0531  Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0531  Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean
Materials

>have a look at Iris Murdoch's novels

-- John Drakakis

Could you go into this a bit?  I intend to re-read all Murdoch's novels
before I die-alas, I suppose there will be no more of them, now-and if
you would be so kind as to point out Shakespearean references I may have
missed I'd be grateful.  I know I read them all too quickly the first
time through, sometimes putting aside food and sleep until the last page
was turned.

G. L. Horton <http://www.tiac.net/users/ghorton>

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From:           Justin Bacon <
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Date:           Saturday, 06 Jun 1998 11:08:10 -0700
Subject: 9.0529  Request for Assistance
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0529  Request for Assistance

> May I kindly ask you a piece of advice? Currently I am working on my
> Doctor's paper entitled "Interpretations of Shakespearean Tragedies in
> Modern Literature", in which I focus my attention on Hamlet, King Lear,
> Macbeth, Othello and Romeo & Juliet. Can you recommend any interesting
> sources to forward my research (modern authors who used Shakespearean
> plots, motifs, images, or quotations, as well appropriate criticism).

(movie) West Side Story -- Romeo and Juliet
(movie) A Thousand Acres -- Lear
(movie/play) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead -- Hamlet

Star Trek (particularly TNG, Voyager, DS9, and the movies) has recurrent
Shakespearean themes, etc. I no longer have a list, but IIRC there is
even a FAQ which contains info of this sort. You might want to inquire
in one of the Trek newsgroups.

There is a play in which the ghost of John Barrymore haunts someone cast
to play Hamlet-for the life of me I cannot think of the title. There is
also a one man show called (I think) "Barrymore" which Christopher
Plummer recently starred in.

Justin Bacon

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From:           Peter Groves <
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Date:           Monday, 08 Jun 1998 12:12:16 +1000
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Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0529  Request for Assistance

There is, of course, the <Hamlet> motif in <Ulysses>.

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From:           Ilona Goldmane <
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Date:           Monday, 8 Jun 1998 17:32:01 +0200 (WET)
Subject: 9.0531 Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0531 Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean
Materials

Thank you very much for your kind reply concerning my research
"Interpretations of Shakespearean Tragedies in Modern Literature".
Yours suggestions are really interesting and helpful.

Sincerely Yours,
Ilona Goldmane
The University of Latvia

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Date:           Monday, 08 Jun 1998 16:40:42 -0400
Subject: 9.0531  Re- Contempo
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0531  Re- Contempo

Dear Ilona Goldmane,

Depending on what you mean by contemporary, Tom Stoppard treats Hamlet
in both Dogg's Hamlet and in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Vaclav Hovel has a play that uses Hamlet also, but I have forgotten
title-maybe someone else's memory will be jogged by this.  Marianne Novy
has edited two excellent anthologies of critical pieces on women's
writers' responses to Shakespeare (some of them modern or contemporary,
many historical).  I wonder if the archive that SHAKSPER has on
Shakespeare spinoffs would be at all relevant. What do you think, Hardy?
Phyllis Gorfain
Oberlin College

[Editor's Note:  Yes, the spinoff bibliography would be very helpful.
The subject of spinoffs, adaptations, and appropriations of Shakespeare
has been an on-going topic on SHAKSPER virtually since its founding.
The first spinoff list was compiled by Lawrence Schimel, then of Yale
University, in July of 1990.  I updated the file several times and since
February of this year by Christine Mack Gordon has taken on the
responsibility of keeping the spinoff and the character bibliographies
up to date.  To order these two files, send these commands on separate
lines

GET SPINOFF BIBLIO
GET CHARACTR BIBLIO

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