2000

Thomas Nast's Andrew Johnson as Iago

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0948  Wednesday, 3 May 2000.

From:           Steven Marx <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 02 May 2000 07:50:31 -0700
Subject:        Thomas Nast's Andrew Johnson as Iago

A colleague just sent me a Thomas Nast cartoon mocking Reconstruction
which shows Andrew Johnson as Iago and an African American Union veteran
as Othello. It's at

http://www.multimedia.calpoly.edu/libarts/lcall/recon_how_it_works.jpg

Steven Marx

Re: Amazon.com

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0947  Wednesday, 3 May 2000.

[1]     From:   Steven Marx <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 02 May 2000 07:27:58 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0941 Re: Amazon.com

[2]     From:   Gabriel Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 2 May 2000 17:08:40 +0100
        Subj:   Re: Amazon.com and censorship

[3]     From:   Florence Amit <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 03 May 2000 00:44:41 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0941 Re: Amazon.com


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From:           Steven Marx <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 02 May 2000 07:27:58 -0700
Subject: 11.0941 Re: Amazon.com
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0941 Re: Amazon.com

One more amazon.com story.  I ordered "Midrash and Literature" edited by
Geoffrey Hartman, was told it was out of print, and two years later got
a message that they located it. I was able to buy a good used copy from
them at a reasonable price.

Steven Marx

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From:           Gabriel Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 2 May 2000 17:08:40 +0100
Subject:        Re: Amazon.com and censorship

Tanya Gough writes

>I seriously doubt the issue is one of censorship. Amazon is not
>interested in, nor would there be any financial incentive for
>censoring itself on the basis of a few customers' letters.

Some people's letters seem more effective than others. Amazon has a
branch in the United Kingdom at www.amazon.co.uk which won't sell the
following book:

Sean McPhilemy _The Committee: Political Assassination in Northern
Ireland_ (Roberts Rinehard, 1998)

because "We have been put on notice that this book contains defamatory
allegations" about Liam Clarke, Trevor Forbes, Barrie Penrose, and David
Trimble. (The last of those is First Minister of the Northern Ireland
assembly and the voice of moderate Unionism). The primary allegation is
that they assassinated their political enemies. The US branch of
Amazon.com refused to ship a copy of this book to my UK mailing address
for the same reason.

The Times of London printed an article claiming that McPhilemy's
television documentary called "The Committee", his primary research for
the book, was a hoax based on untruths. David Trimble, and 18 others of
those McPhilemy claimed were on the death-squad committee which chose
who was to be murdered, gave evidence to aid The Times in its defence of
a libel action brought by McPhilemy. In March this year the court
ordered The Times to pay McPhilemy 145,000 sterling (about $225,000)
compensation for their article, deciding that the documentary and the
book were substantially true.

Amazon still won't sell the original book or its recent paperback
edition which contains new material on the British state's involvement
in the murder of lawyer Rosemary Nelson.

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Florence Amit <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 03 May 2000 00:44:41 +0000
Subject: 11.0941 Re: Amazon.com
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0941 Re: Amazon.com

Thanks everyone.

The Canadian address looks promising and I will try it. I have used the
usual ordering technique time and again. It has been received, Dave,
and then after two weeks canceled. Now Tanya pictures how that works -
(or does not work) I have also tried those other agencies who do not
list it.

Concerning the "Protocols" I was asked to do something as a gesture. But
I did not know what to do, since I agree, books have to be available to
scholars. Although such a book is more often used for dark purposes. So,
maybe unwisely I combined the two gripes. I suppose, as suggested, I
should have viewed what was said by Amazon first. Not that that prevents
its distribution. I still do not know what a person should say or do
about something like that.

Florence

Is Shakespeare Survey Stronger Than Baseball?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0945  Tuesday, 2 May 2000.

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 01 May 2000 12:41:17 -0700
Subject:        Is Shakespeare Survey Stronger Than Baseball?

Dateline, San Francisco  4/30/00

An informal experiment was conducted today as to which will better
survive a violent encounter, a baseball or a volume of Shakespeare
Survey.

At Sunday's game between the San Francisco Giants and the Montreal
Expos, Big Mike Jensen sat in section 121.  Big Mike happened to have a
copy of Shakespeare Survey # 38 on his lap.  He said, "I had the book
out to read that article by Garry Taylor between innings."

A couple of pitches into the fifth inning, the batter fouled the ball
right at Big Mike.  He raised the book to protect himself.  The ball
struck the cover, denting it and the splitting the spine.  "I had pages
coming out, flakes of that chocolate colored cover on my clothes, it was
a real mess," said Big Mike, who added, "And someone else got the ball."

When asked if he would continue to read between innings, Big Mike
replied, "Yeah, but from now on I'm only bringing books by Terry
Hawkes!"

-30-

P. S. With apologies for the cheap shot, but Terry recently wrote off
list telling me to buy multiple copies of the series he is editing for
Routledge, and I can't imagine a better use for them.

Hey Terry, a plug!  No need to offer a Golden Qill.  You never know
where it has been.

Mike Jensen

Re: Dream Movie

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0946  Tuesday, 2 May 2000.

From:           Joe Conlon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 1 May 2000 16:51:51 -0500
Subject: 11.0931 Re: Dream Movie
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0931 Re: Dream Movie

I haven't seen or heard of this production and I've looked.  However,
just last week I purchased from Amazon.com the Adrian Noble production
of the RSC '96 season version of Dream which evidently appeared on
Channel 4 in Britain.  It is absolutely outstanding and is in all
respects much better than the more well known 1999 Hollywood production
directed by Michael Hoffman.  I wrote and posted a review of the film on
the Amazon website.

Joe Conlon,
Warsaw, IN, USA

Re: Metaphors

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0944  Tuesday, 2 May 2000.

[1]     From:   Ronald Macdonald <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 1 May 2000 15:09:55 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0936 Metaphors

[2]     From:   Dianne Hunter <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 2 May 2000 08:40:12 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0936 Metaphors


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From:           Ronald Macdonald <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 1 May 2000 15:09:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 11.0936 Metaphors
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0936 Metaphors

Hiroyuko Todokoro asks about books or papers on Shakespeare's
metaphors.  _Shakespeare: Meaning and Metaphor_ by Ann and John O.
Thompson (Harvester, 1987) might be of interest.

--Ron Macdonald
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From:           Dianne Hunter <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 2 May 2000 08:40:12 -0400
Subject: 11.0936 Metaphors
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0936 Metaphors

Todok:

The classic is Caroline Spurgeon's PATTERNS OF SHAKESPEARE'S IMAGERY.

http://www.trincoll.edu/~dhunter/

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