2000

EEBO

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2204  Thursday, 30 November 2000

From:           Brother Anthony <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 30 Nov 2000 09:44:48 +0900
Subject:        EEBO

The description of the process for getting access to the wonderful lists
of freely available works in EEBO at http://wwwlib.umi.com/eebo make it
sound more painful than perhaps it need be. To view page-by-page images
of the whole of Holinshed, or the First Folio, or whatever, it is not
necessary to wait days. So long as you are viewing online, using the
freely available DjVu plugin, it takes about 5 seconds to pass from one
page to the next, sitting here in my office in Korea. The images zoom
instantly for easy reading. The entire project is very impressive
although obviously the sums involved are considerable. Especially the
project of preparing searchable text format for all 96,000 volumes
listed in STC etc is obviously going to take quite a while and cost
quite a bit...

Brother Anthony
Sogang University, Korea

Mary Arden's House

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2203  Thursday, 30 November 2000

From:           David Kathman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 29 Nov 2000 17:36:00 -0500
Subject:        Mary Arden's House

Shakespeare tourists view wrong house -- for 200 years

November 29, 2000
Web posted at: 11:35 AM EST (1635 GMT)

LONDON, England (AP) -- For years, tourists believed they were getting a
glimpse inside the house where William Shakespeare's mother lived as a
child.

Now new research shows they were at the wrong address.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust said on Wednesday that research proves
beyond a doubt that the Bard's mother grew up at Glebe Farm, not the
property currently called Mary Arden's House, which is located just 50
yards (50 metres) away in Wilmcote, a little village outside
Stratford-upon-Avon in England.

The trust previously had taken the word of local historian John Jordan,
who identified the house in 1792 -- though visitors were told by guides
that there was no certainty.

Now researchers commissioned by the trust have found a property deed
dating from 1587 that proves Arden lived at Glebe Farm years earlier.

Church of England records in London have confirmed the find.

By chance, the trust owns both properties.

"It's a wonderful coincidence, and thank God the trust decided to buy
Glebe Farm. It could easily have become a housing estate or been
demolished," said Nick Walsh, estate manager at the Wilmcote site.

Some 100,000 people each year visit Mary Arden's House, which was bought
by the trust in the 1930s.

The trust's director, Roger Pringle, said he hoped the discovery would
boost tourism.

"My excitement at having this proof of the exact location of the Arden
House will be shared by many people," he said.

Merchandise bearing images of the current Mary Arden's House, which will
be renamed Palmer's Farm before the end of the year, will now have to be
redesigned.

Re: Hecate

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2201  Thursday, 30 November 2000

[1]     From:   Geralyn Horton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Nov 2000 16:36:29 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2189 Re: SER and H8

[2]     From:   David Schalkwyk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 30 Nov 2000 10:06:27 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2189 Re: SER and H8


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From:           Geralyn Horton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 29 Nov 2000 16:36:29 -0500
Subject: 11.2189 Re: SER and H8
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2189 Re: SER and H8

> If memory serves me correctly, the only bit from _Macbeth_ that has been
> designated as Middleton's are the Hecate scenes, which are usually cut
> in production (has anyone EVER seen these done on stage?).

I played Hecate in a production that kept them about 25 years ago.

Geralyn Horton, Playwright
Newton, Mass. 02460
<http://www.tiac.net/users/ghorton>

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From:           David Schalkwyk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 30 Nov 2000 10:06:27 +0200
Subject: 11.2189 Re: SER and H8
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2189 Re: SER and H8

Stephen Orgel delivered a wonderfully witty plenary paper on the Hecate
scenes at the Cleveland SAA conference, if my memory is correct.  I
don't know if he has published it.

David Schalkwyk
Associate Professor
Chair
English Department
University of Cape Town

Re: Forbidden Planet

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2202  Thursday, 30 November 2000

From:           H. R. Greenberg <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 29 Nov 2000 16:50:52 EST
Subject: 11.2183 Re: Forbidden Planet
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2183 Re: Forbidden Planet

With respect, I doubt this -- although would like to see specific
evidence. Have written on the film some time ago. Adamic parallels are
also intriguing. At any rate, folks would made the film were exceedingly
literate, at least some of them. Maybe TEMPEST was in their collective
unconscious, but I'd say it was more likely at least preconscious. Best.
HR Greenberg MD ENDIT

Re: King James

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2200  Thursday, 30 November 2000

From:           Carol Barton<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 29 Nov 2000 14:36:45 -0500
Subject: 11.2182 King James Query
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2182 King James Query

Steve Sohmer asks, "Can anyone direct me to a scholar who is a bona fide
expert on King James I of England?"

CV Wedgwood, Steve . . . but she's passed on. J.P. Kenyon and Antonia
Frasier are good second choices. It depends on what you're looking for.

Best,
Carol Barton

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