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Re: Edmund in King Lear; Shakespop
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0540  Wednesday, 10 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Steve Urkowitz <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 9 Jun 1998 21:26:55 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0524  Q: Edmund in King Lear

[2]     From:   Louis Marder <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 9 Jun 1998 12:02:42 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0535  CFP: Shakespeare


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From:           Steve Urkowitz <
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Date:           Tuesday, 9 Jun 1998 21:26:55 EDT
Subject: 9.0524  Q: Edmund in King Lear
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0524  Q: Edmund in King Lear

The strongest essay I know about LEAR in many of its aspects including
Edmund is Michael Long's chapter in his volume on the tragedies, THE
UNNATURAL SCENE (1975?).  This volume was very well received when it
appeared, was re-issued as a paperback a few years later, and was then
abruptly pulped.  We'd all benefit from a reprint.

Stand up for  . . .

Sincerely,
Steve Urkowitz

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From:           Louis Marder <
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Date:           Tuesday, 9 Jun 1998 12:02:42 -0500
Subject: 9.0535  CFP: Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0535  CFP: Shakespeare

June 9th:  Dear Elizabeth Abele:  I have a fat scrap book collected over
many years of Shakespeare in ads, cartoons, squibs, headlines, etc.  I
could make slides of enough to take up the time of the entire
conference.  I also claim to have one of the largest collections of
three dimensional memorabilia - tokens, medals, busts, statuary,
plaques, tiles, door knockers, lapel pins, models of the Birthplace and
Anne Hathaway's Cottage, playing cards, cigar box labels, clocks,
festival posters, post cards, etc. etc.  Of these latter items I have
enough slides for the second day.  I can show the slides and make slides
from assorted items in the scrap book. Certainly these items show the
effect of Shakespeare's reputation on the common people and the rich
-for the art such as Staffordshire, Wedgwood, Wellerware, etc. has
become quite valuable. I might also give some remarks on Shakespeare's
hold on the public as evinced by the large number of  Shakespeare
programs on the computer. The show should provide some relaxation from
other often boring papers such as I (and you) have heard at conferences
I have attended over the last fifty-two years.  If you have sufficient
wall space, I could send a collection of festival posters for you to
display - and I could stay at home,  See my obituary on the front page
of the Spring 1990 issue of The Shakespeare Newsletter.  Louis Marder:

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And here's the rub.  I am proud of my collection and like to show it.
But will you like it enough to pay my expenses and or an honorarium?
The pictorial "lecture" should be a very memorable event.  Or am I some
kind of nut for thinking so.  If my name is unknown to you I am the one
who established, edited, and published The Shakespeare Newsletter for
forty-one years, wrote His Exits and Hiss Entrances:  The Story of
Shakespeare's Reputation. et  al..
 

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