1999

Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares @ 7.95

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1668  Saturday, 2 October 1999.

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 21:04:10 -0400
Subject:        Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares @ 7.95

I just discovered that my book Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares (the hardcover)
is available for 7.95 at

http://www.hamiltonbook.com/titles/9/9/2/992194.html

Re: Hamlet and Marriage Practices

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1667  Saturday, 2 October 1999.

From:           Robin Hamilton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 00:22:25 +0100
Subject: 10.1659 Re: Hamlet and Marriage Practices
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1659 Re: Hamlet and Marriage Practices

Henry VIII originally married his deceased brother wife, Catherine of
Aragon, by arguing that as the marriage hadn't been consummated, it
wasn't a marriage.  Then he changed his mind and divorced her, arguing
that the marriage to Catherine +was+ incestuous.

Carrying this logic through to the audience watching +Hamlet+ in the
early 1600s, if the Court rather than Hamlet are correct, then Elizabeth
I is illegitimate, since Henry's marriage to Catherine would be valid,
and his second marriage to Anne Boleyn would be invalid, since Catherine
was still alive when it took place.

So at least one (prominent) member of the audience of the original
production would have a vested interest in agreeing with Hamlet on this
question.

Incidentally, the marriage of a brother to a deceased brother's wife
only became legal in England in the early 1900s-there's a Shaw play, I
misremember which, which turns on this point, as it was legal earlier in
Australia.

Robin Hamilton

Re: Globe Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1665  Saturday, 2 October 1999.

[1]     From:   Ron Dwelle <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 12:08:25 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1654 Re: Globe Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Tad Davis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 01 Oct 1999 09:46:05 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1654 Re: Globe Shakespeare


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From:           Ron Dwelle <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 12:08:25 -0400
Subject: 10.1654 Re: Globe Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1654 Re: Globe Shakespeare

I missed the early part of this thread, but several years back I
received examination copies (for course adoption) of The Complete
Works... from Avenel Books, New York. It appears to be a reprint (or
facsimile-excuse me Terence) of the 19th Century Globe Edition, with
nice illustrations by J.  Gilbert (though not all that were in the Globe
edition, if I remember right).  It's copyrighted by Crown Books, 1975.

Ron Dwelle

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From:           Tad Davis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 01 Oct 1999 09:46:05 -0400
Subject: 10.1654 Re: Globe Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1654 Re: Globe Shakespeare

I realize this doesn't solve the problem of getting a copy of the actual
volume for research purposes; but didn't G. B. Harrison's edition use
the Globe text? I still see that on the shelves of local bookstores from
time to time.

If I remember correctly, A. L. Rowse's "Annotated Shakespeare" also used
the Globe text. That edition can often be found on the remainder shelves
in an inexpensive one-volume reprint.

Tad Davis

EARLY THEATRE

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1666  Saturday, 2 October 1999.

From:           Helen Ostovich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 14:41:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        EARLY THEATRE

EARLY THEATRE vol. 2 (1999) is now being mailed out to subscribers.  In
this volume appear the following articles:

"The Meaning of Thunder and Lightning:  Stage Directions and Audience
Expectations"  by Leslie Thomson

"Play Houses:  Drama at Bolsover and Welbeck"  by Lisa Hopkins

"Saints on Stage:  An Analytical Survey of Dramatic Records In the West
of England"  by Sally-Beth MacLean

"The Donington Cast List:  Innovation and Tradition in Parish Guild
Drama in Early Elizabethan Lincolnshire"  by James Stokes and Stephen K.
Wright

ISSUES IN REVIEW:  Saints Plays, commented on by Clifford Davidson,
Lawrence M. Clopper, and Elizabeth Baldwin

For subscriptions, see the mupress website below

********************************************************
Helen Ostovich
Department of English / Editor, EARLY THEATRE
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  L8S 4L9
(905) 525-9140 x24496   FAX (905) 777-8316
EARLY THEATRE subscriptions/submissions:
http://websites.mcmaster.ca/mupress/journals/et/journal.html
http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~reed/early

Re: Visiting July 2000

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1664  Saturday, 2 October 1999.

From:           Geralyn Horton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 11:14:25 -0400
Subject: 10.1658 Re: Visiting July 2000
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1658 Re: Visiting July 2000

S & Co. has within their Summer Performance Institute something called
"Teachers and Actors: putting S in the hands of adolescents" an
Education Program said to be "Supported by the NEA and the NEH"

It appears to last 1 month and cost $1,800.

With luck and planning, you could probably see 4 different Shakespeare
plays at S & Co in July, and 3 or more in Boston: adult and student
companies at the Publick Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare, grad
students at the ART Institute-plus whatever other local companies have
scheduled W S: this summer there were an additional 3

There is a wonderful website, <www.theatermirror.com> that lists
upcoming performances in New England, reviews many of them, and links to
the websites of regional theatres large and small, including ambitious
high schools and colleges.

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