The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0447 Monday, 6 March 2000.
Date: Sunday, 5 Mar 2000 13:44:54 -0500
Subject: Modern Dress Query
I have a query for any members of this list who have directed
productions of Shakespeare or other Renaissance plays, and chose to
place them in modern settings. The question, in a word, is: Why?
I should explain the context. I am working on a project on the use of
anachronism in several medieval and Renaissance texts, and as an
introduction to my paper I want to discuss the possible reasons for
using anachronism other than the straightforward, "They didn't know any
better" excuse. I'm trying to do a little primary research on the
subject. Obviously, the use of modern dress in Shakespearean productions
is one modern example of anachronism used for artistic effect, and one
which modern audiences seem to accept quite readily. I am less
interested in theoretical statements about the significance of this kind
of choice than in hearing directly from those who have made the choice,
why they made it. I would be greatly appreciative of any answers that
P.S. If my project strikes some as jejune or unoriginal, I must plead
that I am a mere undergraduate, working on a senior essay. Humour me...
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0445 Monday, 6 March 2000.
Date: Friday, 3 Mar 2000 12:39:23 EST
Subject: Call for Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 42nd Annual M/MLA Convention to be held November 2-4, 2000 in Kansas
Science Fiction panel, Futuristic Elizabethans: Shakespeare in Star Trek
This session is seeking papers exploring the use of Shakespearean
motifs, character types, and language in Star Trek episodes, movies, and
Please submit proposals by April 5, 2000.
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL 601115