2000

Pop Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0238  Thursday, 3 February 2000.

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 02 Feb 2000 20:09:24 -0500
Subject:        Pop Shakespeare

My nine year old daughter tells me that on Jan. 31 on the Disney channel
at 4 p.m. PST, an episode of a series called something like The
Tarlingtons had a spoof involving Romeo and Juliet.  She says she wasn't
really paying attention and could furnish no details.

Call for Papers

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0237  Thursday, 3 February 2000.

From:           Grant Smith <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 02 Feb 2000 15:48:29 -0800
Subject: 11.0156 Call for Papers
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0156 Call for Papers

CFP, Washington, D.C., Dec. 27-30, 2000

AMERICAN NAME SOCIETY
Two open MLA sessions (plus 10 to 15 allied sessions).  One panel may be
dedicated to Shakespearean onomastics.  150 word abstracts by 3 March to
Tom Gasque <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.

Grant W. Smith, President                       Phone:  509-359-6023
American Name Society                           Fax:    509-359-4269
Prof. English/Coord. Humanities                 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eastern Washington University, MS-25
526 Fifth St.
Cheney, WA  99004-2431
www.class.ewu.edu/class/engl/gsmith/home.html

Re: Shakespeare's Thought

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0235  Thursday, 3 February 2000.

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 02 Feb 2000 15:21:46 -0800
        Subj:   SHK 11.0213 Re: Shakespeare's Thought

[2]     From:   Judith Matthews Craig <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 2 Feb 2000 20:07:58 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0219 Re: Shakespeare's Thought


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From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 02 Feb 2000 15:21:46 -0800
Subject: Re: Shakespeare's Thought
Comment:        SHK 11.0213 Re: Shakespeare's Thought

Judith Craig wrote:

> I think that to accuse someone, publically, on a list of respected
> scholars, of racism and a closed mind, without following the argument is
> "hoist with [your] own petard"-an example of "how a closed mind" will
> adopt the surface of a potentially inciting argument to his own
> detriment.  It is you who are not demonstrating a "truly open, humanist
> mind."

It is ironic that the most caustic, vitriolic person on this list made
these comments.  Further ironic that she misses the subtle points of
other list members, reduces them to something far less interesting that
she can attack, then spews her venom.  Her posts on Tuesday and
Wednesday were a terror.  Let she who is without sin collect rocks and
learn to accept Abdulla al-Dabbagh apology with the grace it deserves.

Mike Jensen

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From:           Judith Matthews Craig <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 2 Feb 2000 20:07:58 -0600
Subject: 11.0219 Re: Shakespeare's Thought
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0219 Re: Shakespeare's Thought

Dear Abdulla,

Thank you so much for your kind email--you certainly seem to know more
about the intricacies of criticism on Othello than I do!

I was unaware that my view was that unusual.

Judy

Re: Silent

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0236  Thursday, 3 February 2000.

From:           Tanya Gough <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 2 Feb 2000 18:37:49 -0500
Subject: 11.0231 Silent
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0231 Silent

> The current issue of Time Out New York notes that "Silent Shakespeare,"
> featuring silent shorts (King John, Richard III, King Lear, Twelfth
> Night, Merchant of Venice, Midsummer Night's Dream, Tempest), restored
> by the British Film Institute, is now available from Milestone Films
> (800) 603-1104. (And, I presume, from Poor Yorick, n'est-ce-pas?) It's a
> VHS tape that costs $29.95.

Yes, Dana, we will be carrying it, and expect it to arrive any day now.
I've been a bit remiss in updating the website due to a string of family
crises and because I am hard at work revamping the entire site to make
it searchable (to which we will also be adding on-line ordering in good
time).  We were unable to get a significant wholesale discount from
Milestone, so our price matches theirs.

Tanya
Poor Yorick
www.bardcentral.com

Re: Money

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0234  Thursday, 3 February 2000.

[1]     From:   Tom Reedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 2 Feb 2000 15:02:10 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0220 Re: Money and Prostitution

[2]     From:   Ronald Moyer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 2 Feb 2000 14:38:42 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: Historical Values of Money


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From:           Tom Reedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 2 Feb 2000 15:02:10 -0600
Subject: 11.0220 Re: Money and Prostitution
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0220 Re: Money and Prostitution

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

> Perhaps the comparison is used because prostitution is referred to as
> "the world's oldest profession".  What other "profession" crosses time
> so thoroughly?

That's easy: priest/pimp.  They have since split into two professions.

Tom Reedy

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From:           Ronald Moyer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 2 Feb 2000 14:38:42 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Re: Historical Values of Money

Roy Davies at the University of Exeter offers a page on links to:

Current Value of Old Money

A frequent question is "how much would a specified amount of money at a
certain period of time be worth today?" The sources [that he lists] are
useful in attempting to answer this question. . . .  Over long time
spans, changes in prices give only the very roughest and most
approximate idea of changes in the value of money. Nevertheless, with
this caveat, the sources listed . . .  should be useful for anyone
interested in this subject.

Davies's page can be found at:
http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/current/howmuch.html

and includes several online sites dealing with historical economic
information (variously, purchasing power, inflation, consumer prices,
costs and wages, etc.) for the UK and the USA, as well as listing
several print resources.  Best,

Ron Moyer

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