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Re: Bard Laughs
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0922  Friday, 28 April 2000.

[1]     From:   Eric Luhrs <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 Apr 2000 10:01:11 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0917 Bard Laughs

[2]     From:   Fran Teague <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 Apr 2000 11:03:42 -0400 (EDT)
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[3]     From:   John Drakakis <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 Apr 2000 16:27:36 +0100
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[4]     From:   Pat Cornett <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 Apr 2000 11:33:09 -0400
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[5]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Friday, April 28, 2000
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[6]     From:   Jefferson Cronin <
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        Date:   Friday, 28 Apr 2000 08:08:52 +1000
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[7]     From:   Yvonne Bruce <
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        Date:   Friday, 28 Apr 2000 08:25:21 -0400
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From:           Eric Luhrs <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Apr 2000 10:01:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 11.0917 Bard Laughs
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0917 Bard Laughs

Ken Adelman may wish to point his students to the Personalized
Shakespearean Insult Service:

        http://kitenet.net/insults/

While these insults are not directly quoted from the plays, they are
still quite funny.

  Eric Luhrs

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From:           Fran Teague <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Apr 2000 11:03:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 11.0917 Bard Laughs
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0917 Bard Laughs

The Tudor Times <http://www.tudortimes.com> is an amusing site for a
burlesque of the Tudor court in 20th c terms. And anyone who has
accessed Mr. Wm. Shakespeare on the Internet
<http://daphne.palomar.edu/shakespeare/intro.htm> can tell you what a
splendid list of Other Sites Terry Gray has assembled.

Fran Teague <http://www.arches.uga.edu/~fteague>

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From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Apr 2000 16:27:36 +0100
Subject: 11.0917 Bard Laughs
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0917 Bard Laughs

What about the joke that Shakespeare invented the human!  That should be
good for a few laughs.

Best wishes,
John Drakakis

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From:           Pat Cornett <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Apr 2000 11:33:09 -0400
Subject: 11.0917 Bard Laughs
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0917 Bard Laughs

Here's one that comes close, although there are probably others:
Shakespeare's Book of Insults, Insights and Infinite Jests, from the
collection of John W. Seder, Octavo Press, 1984. Introd. by William F.
Buckley, Jr. According to the title page, the Octavo Pres is an imprint
of Templegate Publishers, 302 E. Adams St;, P. O. Box 5152, Springfield,
IL 62705. It's organized by character types (eg, Easy Ladies, Dreamers)
and topics (eg, Ambition, Confusion).

I can't vouch for this book. It was a gift from my son and I frankly
haven't looked through it or used it.

Pat Cornett

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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Friday, April 28, 2000
Subject: 11.0917 Bard Laughs
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0917 Bard Laughs

I recommend Marilyn Schoenbaum's *Shakespeare Merriment : An Anthology
of Shakespearean Humour* (New York : Garland Pub., 1988).

I did play a very small part by suggesting the inclusion of a marvelous
short story by Isaac Asimov.

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From:           Jefferson Cronin <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Apr 2000 08:08:52 +1000
Subject: 11.0917 Bard Laughs
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0917 Bard Laughs

I've always had great luck with students using Shakespeare insults.  You
didn't specify the level of your students, but I found that middle and
high school students especially love this.  It used to give me great
satisfaction when students traveled the halls hurling Shakespearean
insults an each other.  It gives them confidence and is a great entr

 

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