1999

Gymnomacbeth

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0962  Wednesday, 9 June 1999.

From:           Mort Nickell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 8 Jun 1999 14:20:24 EDT
Subject:        Gymnomacbeth

According to The Charlotte Observer of 06.08.99, some performers in
Orlando revealed a new wrinkle in performing Macbeth when, according to
the paper, "The owner of an adult nightclub and three dancers who
challenged an anti-nudity ordinance by performing Macbeth in the buff
were charged Monday with violating the law." I really doubt if this
exposes a new way to perform this work, since I'm relatively sure some
enterprising soul has thought of this before-maybe not for Stratford in
Ontario or Warwickshire, but probably at some lesser known venue. It
would certainly cut expenses for costumes to the bare bones.

Mort Nickell
Charlotte, NC

Re: Henry III

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0961  Wednesday, 9 June 1999.

From:           David L. Middleton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 8 Jun 1999 11:11:31 -0500
Subject: 10.0807 HENRY III
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.0807 HENRY III

Dear Bertrand Rouge,

Can you tell me where to get a text of Henry III?  I know of the
(arguably)Shakespearean Edward III and of other Henry plays by
Shakespeare, but don't know Henry III. This is, then, both a confession
and a question.  Information about a convenient edition would be much
appreciated.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
David Middleton

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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0807  Monday, 3 May 1999.

From:           Bertrand Rouge


DRH 99 Conference Registration

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0959  Wednesday, 9 June 1999.

From:           Helen Skundric <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 08 Jun 1999 12:59:14 +0100
Subject:        DRH 99 Conference Registration

DRH 99 @ King's College London 12-15 September 1999 is open for
registration!

The Digital Resources for the Humanities conferences are a major forum
for all those affected by the digitization of our common cultural
heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic edition; the
teacher using digital resources as an aid to learning; the publisher
finding new ways to reach new audiences; the librarian, curator or
archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the
digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and
scholarship; the computer or information science specialist seeking to
apply new scientific and technical developments to the creation,
exploitation and management of digital resources.

The conference will take up three intensive days of academic papers,
panel discussions, technical reports, and software demonstrations, in
the heart of London. The atmosphere will, we hope, encourage much
energetic discussion, both formal and informal. Leading practitioners of
the application of digital techniques and resources in the Humanities,
from the worlds of scholarship, librarianship, archives, museums,
galleries and publishing will be there, exchanging expertise,
experience, and opinions.

For the conference programme and other information visit the DRH web
site @ http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cch/drh

You can register at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cch/drhahc/regis/howtoreg..htm

AHC Conference:
The DRH99 conference will overlap with the annual conference of the UK
Association for History and Computing, which is to take place at King's
College London 14th-16th September 1999. The conference aims to provide
a forum for the discussion of any aspects of the use of information and
computer technology in history. In particular, it will focus on the
creation and use of digital representations of historical resources and
the effects of computer-based technologies on historical
scholarship and on teaching history. For more information visit the
conference web site @ http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ahcuk99/

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Born to Hand Jive

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0960  Wednesday, 9 June 1999.

From:           Dana Shilling <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 8 Jun 1999 12:44:04 -0400
Subject:        Born to Hand Jive

Bertram Joseph's "Acting Shakespeare" (Theatre Arts Books 1960/1969; I
have the 1989 reprint) deals extensively with conventionalized hand
gestures used by Elizabethan orators and actors, and well-known to the
audience-more or less the way that ballet audiences know that rolling
the hands overhead means "let's dance," moving the back of the hand from
the cheek to the chin means "beautiful" and pointing to the ring finger
means wife or fianc


Re: Butter

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0958  Wednesday, 9 June 1999.

[1]     From:   Frank Whigham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 08 Jun 1999 10:03:48 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0957 Q: Butter

[2]     From:   Art Neuendorffer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 08 Jun 99 10:21:01 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0957 Q: Butter

[3]     From:   Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 08 Jun 1999 09:37:33 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0957 Q: Butter


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From:           Frank Whigham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 08 Jun 1999 10:03:48 -0500
Subject: 10.0957 Q: Butter
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0957 Q: Butter

It's not exactly on point, but Braudel's *The Mediterranean and the
Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II* has an index entry for
butter.

Frank Whigham

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From:           Art Neuendorffer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 08 Jun 99 10:21:01 -0500
Subject: 10.0957 Q: Butter
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0957 Q: Butter

Joseph Tate <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

>Where might one find a history of butter in Shakespeare's England?
>Are there books or articles on butter, cheese
>or other such dairy food items in this time period?

I can't answer your query but this may interest you:

The Merry Wives of Windsor  Act 1, Scene 1

 SIMPLE  Book of Riddles! why, did you not lend it to
         Alice SHORTCAKE upon All-hallowmas last,
          a fortnight afore Michaelmas?

 -------------------------------------------------------------
 SHORTCAKE, n. An unsweetened breakfast cake shortened
                         with butter or lard, rolled thin, and baked.

 SPENCER, n. [OF. despensier.] One who has the care of the spence,
                                 or buttery.

 Alice SPENCER/(a.k.a. Alice SHORTCAKE?) was the widow
                      of Ferdinando Stanley -  Lord STRANGE.

Lord Strange's Men performed 'harey the vj'
                           (Henry VI, part 2?) on 3 March 1592.

Art Neuendorffer

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From:           Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 08 Jun 1999 09:37:33 +0000
Subject: 10.0957 Q: Butter
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0957 Q: Butter

Try The English Housewife by Gervase Markham, available in a very good
modern edition by Michael Best.  It will certainly provide uses for
dairy products, and may even have a section on how to make them.

Cheers,
Se


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