1999

Henry 5' Review

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1561  Saturday, 4 September 1999.

From:           Tim Richards <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 04 Sep 1999 08:51:34 +1000
Subject:        'Henry 5' Review (Bell Shakespeare Company, Australia)

For those who are interested:  I've just posted our review of the Bell
Shakespeare Company's new production of 'Henry 5' (yes, it's
intentionally "5", not "V") on our theatre review website, Centre Stage,
at:

http://www.wire.net.au/~parallax/festivale/theatre.html

Enjoy!

Tim Richards

Re: Hoghton Tower Controversy

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1560  Saturday, 4 September 1999.

From:           Ros King <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 3 Sep 1999 05:19:05 EDT
Subject: 10.1479 Re: Hoghton Tower Controversy
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1479 Re: Hoghton Tower Controversy

I've had house martins nesting in my chimney all summer - as they always
do.  I'm not a retainer of the Earl of Arundel or an adherent of Mary
Queen of Scots.

Best
Ros

Re: First Folios

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1558  Saturday, 4 September 1999.

From:           John Drakakis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 3 Sep 1999 10:10:27 +0100
Subject: 10.1545 Re: First Folios
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.1545 Re: First Folios

The debate about "the" First Folio seems to be getting silly.  Hawkes'
position seems to me to be quite incontrovertible: it is unlikely that a
copy of the specifications of the Hinman "facsimile" ever existed.

As for Jensen's comment on tools and Godshalk's primary-school
empiricism, we might get a lot further if contributors to the debate
spoke from knowledge rather than ignorance. I would have thought that it
is a commonplace by now that there is a dynamic relation between "tools"
and procedures, and that relationship isn't always a fully conscious
one.  Secondly, Hinman's "fiction" (I use the scare quotes because the
the result IS a fiction, tjhough I think a very interesting one) is
based on a set of procedures laid out in two volumes of bibliographical
analysis: The Printing and Proofreading of the First Folio of
Shakespeare (1962).  Some of Hinman's findings ahve been superseded (as
evidenced in the work of the late D.F.Mackenzie, and Peter Blayney's
excellent analysis of the workings of Nicholas Okes' printing House: The
Texts of King Lear and Their Origins (1982). If I have to read Lakoff,
Bill, then the very least you can do is suspend the consumption of
zinfandel and get stuck into these volumes.  Then come back and we can
discuss First Folios.  You'll be permitted a glass or two thereafter.

One final point for Mr. Jensen: his ingenious analysis of work avoidance
procedures (which I take to be a definition of navel-gazing),
demonstrates a process of work-avoidance all his own. A cursory glance
at some of the debates in the journal Studies in Bibliography over the
past 15 years or so will indicate that self-conscious examination of
tools, procedures, and protocols has done nothing to halt or divert the
actual practice of bibliographical study.  A refusal to examine what it
is that you are doing, while you are doing it (in matters academic at
least!) is the most conspicuous WAP of all.

A word for Terry Hawkes. I think that the Yale Shakespeare outweighs the
Hinman for mugging purposes or for doing serious phyisical damage to
adversaries vid. the film of Tromeo and Juliet.

Cheers,
John Drakakis

Re: Macbeths

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1559  Saturday, 4 September 1999.

From:           D. G. Hale <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 02 Sep 1999 04:06:01 -0400
Subject:        Macbeth

The historical Lady Macbeth has at least one child-Lugtake or Lulach-
from an earlier marriage to Gillacogmin, Mormaer of Maray (Bullough,
Narrative and Dramatic Sources, 7.433). After Malcolm's victory,
Lugtake, thinking himself the lawful inheritor, was crowned at Scone
with the support of Macbeth's remaining forces. Macduff, now earl of
Fife, defeated Lugtake in 1058; Fife was more loyal than Cawdor.

Shakespeare's Skum Reunion

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1557  Saturday, 4 September 1999.

From:           Mike Field <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 02 Sep 1999 12:43:42 -0400
Subject:        Shakespeare's Skum Reunion

Washington D.C.-area residents familiar with Shakespeare's Skum, the
comedy company specializing in Shakespeare parodies, may want to see
their special 13th anniversary extravaganza this weekend and Labor Day,
Sept. 4, 5 & 6.  Thirteen current and former members of the troupe are
flying in from California, Colorado and elsewhere to help perform such
Skum classics as "Macbeth in 20 Minutes or Less," "Tag-Team Romeo &
Juliet" and "Leave it to Hamlet." There will be six skummy performances
daily at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD.
Shakespeare's Skum has been voted "Most Reprehensible" at the Bedlam
Theatre Festival. For further information call 1-800-296-7304.

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