1999

Re: Early Performances of Shakespeare Outside London

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1640  Tuesday, 28 September 1999.

From:           Peter Holland <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 16:56:41 +0100
Subject:        Re: Early Performances of Shakespeare Outside London

You would also find that, apart from Alan Nelson's superb REED volumes
for Cambridge that Barbara Palmer mentioned, Nelson's book 'Early
Cambridge Theatres' (Cambridge University Press, 1994) would be helpful.
But of records of Shakespeare performances I suspect you will find not
one!

Re: White Othellos

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1639  Tuesday, 28 September 1999.

[1]     From:   Milla Riggio <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 10:42:23 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[2]     From:   S. Roberts <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 11:25:38 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[3]     From:   Daniel L. Colvin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 09:55:44 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[4]     From:   Tim Perfect <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 08:48:05 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[5]     From:   Patricia Gallagher <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 12:50:19 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[6]     From:   James P. Lusardi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 12:45:25 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   RE: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[7]     From:   Christine Mack Gordon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 13:07:07 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[8]     From:   Jocelyn Emerson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 19:10:52 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos


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From:           Milla Riggio <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 10:42:23 -0400
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

I believe such a reversal was produced in Washington earlier this
decade. Can anyone verify and provide information.

Milla Riggio

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From:           S. Roberts <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 11:25:38 -0400
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

> Does anyone know of any productions or adaptations of Othello in which
> the colors were reversed, making Othello a white mercenary in a black
> kingdom, such as the one described by Aphra Behn in Oroonoko and
> recently adapted by 'Biyi Bandele for the RSC?  Seems an obvious move
> but nothing comes to my probably disfunctional mind.
>
> Arthur Lindley

Yes, Patrick Stewart starred in Michael Kahn's Washington, D.C.
production two years ago at the Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh.
He was the only white cast member within an all-black cast.   Check out
their extremely informative site at www.shakespearedc.org.

Stella Roberts
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[Editor's Note: There was discussion of this production on SHAKSPER at
the time. It may be retrieved from the archives using the SEARCH
FUNCTION. -Hardy]

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From:           Daniel L. Colvin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 09:55:44 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

Jude Kelley did an interesting "photo-negative" production at the
Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. during their 1997-98 season (as
I remember), with Patrick Stewart in the title role.  James Loehlin
presented an outstanding seminar paper on the production at the 1998 SAA
meeting.  He would be worth contacting regarding that production and its
significance.

Daniel Colvin
Western Illinois University

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From:           Tim Perfect <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 08:48:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

Here is some info on the production with Patrick Stewart at The
Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C.:

Directed by Jude Kelly
November 11, 1997 - January 4, 1998

http://www.shakespearedc.org/othelloasi.html

Hope this helps,

Tim Perfect

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From:           Patricia Gallagher <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 12:50:19 -0400
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

Patrick Stewart appeared in a production such as you describe back in
1997. The production was in Washington, DC, and is reviewed in the New
York Times. If you are registered with the NYTimes (registration is free
for certain articles), you can see the review at:

http://search.nytimes.com/search/daily/bin/fastweb?getdoc+site+site+6755+0+wAAA+patrick%7Estewart

Patricia Gallagher

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From:           James P. Lusardi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 12:45:25 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

Dear A.L.:

In 1997-98 (Nov. 11-Jan. 4), The Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh in
Washington, DC, mounted an Othello that featured Patrick Stewart as the
protagonist and an otherwise almost entirely African-American cast.  See
Shakespeare Bulletin 16.2 (Spring 1998): 9-13 for Miranda
Johnson-Haddad's review, an interview with Stewart on playing Othello,
and some commentary by Homer Swander (also production photos).

Yours--Jim Lusardi, Co-Editor, SB

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From:           Christine Mack Gordon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 13:07:07 -0500
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

The production done in Washington, DC a few years ago had Patrick
Stewart as a white Othello in a (mostly?) black cast.

Chris Gordon

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From:           Jocelyn Emerson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 19:10:52 -0600
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

I think Patrick Stewart as O. not long ago in Shakespeare in the Park in
NYC most recently.  JE

Re: SHAKSPER Editorial Advisory Board

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1637  Monday, 27 September 1999.

From:           Hardy Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, September 27, 1999
Subject:        SHAKSPER Editorial Advisory Board

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

The response to my proposal to establish a SHAKSPER Editorial Advisory
Board has been unanimously positive. Today, I will be writing to twelve
of those who volunteered to serve on this Board, requesting brief
biographies that will be included in the formal announcement. Regarding
these twelve, I tried to select people who represent the great variety
of the SHAKSPER membership.

Once, more the role of this group will be to read the essays submitted
for inclusion on the SHAKSPER fileserver and make recommendations. I am
*not* trying to establish another peer-reviewed electronic journal, but
I do want some measure of quality control over essays that will
represent SHAKSPER in the filesever archives. This archive of essays is
for the enjoyment of the membership and any who visit the SHAKSPER web
site. Submissions need not be currently in a publishable state. I will
be asking the Editorial Board to consider if submissions reflect
standards of academically responsible discourse and might be of interest
to any segment of the SHAKSPER community. I am sure that there will be
disagreement among member of the Board, who will be serving in an
advisory capacity, so all final decisions will, as always, remain with
me. As I mentioned in my announcement, I am looking for pre-prints,
re-prints, post-prints, conference papers, drafts, or works in progress.
The benefit will be that wide spectrum of SHAKSPEReans can submit their
work for the reading pleasure and responses of others. Another benefit
will be that members can make available SAA conference papers to
auditors and interested members. All copyright is presumed to reside
solely with the author and will remain there.

In fact, while I am at it, if anyone has an essay to submit, please do
so.

There will be more from me later.

Hardy

PS: Remember that to plug the security hole I cannot respond from my
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for SHAKSPER.

Re: Job Opportunities

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1638  Tuesday, 28 September 1999.

[1]     From:   Richard Bovard <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 09:42:08 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1629 Re: Job Opportunities

[2]     From:   Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 10:30:57 -0700
        Subj:   SHK 10.1629 Re: Job Opportunities


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From:           Richard Bovard <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 09:42:08 -0500
Subject: 10.1629 Re: Job Opportunities
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1629 Re: Job Opportunities

BYU is a private institution, not a public one.

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From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 10:30:57 -0700
Subject: Re: Job Opportunities
Comment:        SHK 10.1629 Re: Job Opportunities

Karen Peterson-Kranz wrote

>>> An additional note: if I remember correctly, for many years BYU has
>>> placed near the top of the MLA's lists of institutions which, in one way
>>> or another, have limited their faculty members' rights to academic
>>> freedom.

They were actually censured for it a couple of years back.

My post was apparently confusing.  I am very clear on the meanings of
the initials.  I was attempting to gently, without getting in the
poster's face, point out the apparent hypocrisy of claiming to be an
equal opportunity employer then stating that preference would be given
to LDS candidates.  I only succeeded in confusing many who responded on
list and most who wrote to me off list.  I apologize.  Perhaps I should
have been less subtle.  The original was posted by a nice man and I
wanted to point it the paradox with out attacking or embarrassing him.
I did not handle it well.  I'll be less subtle now.

I actually have no problem with a religious school hiring their
members.  I do have a problem with the pretense that all applicants will
have an equal opportunity.  Some applicants are clearly more equal than
others.

Best,
Mike Jensen

Re: White Othellos

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1636  Monday, 27 September 1999.

From:           Lindley Arthur D L <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 15:41:19 +0800
Subject: 10.1602 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1602 Re: White Othellos

Does anyone know of any productions or adaptations of Othello in which
the colors were reversed, making Othello a white mercenary in a black
kingdom, such as the one described by Aphra Behn in Oroonoko and
recently adapted by 'Biyi Bandele for the RSC?  Seems an obvious move
but nothing comes to my probably disfunctional mind.

Arthur Lindley

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