The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2081 Monday, 13 November 2000.
Date: Sunday, 12 Nov 2000 16:27:42 -0500
Subject: Peggy O'Brien and Kiko
Peggy O'Brien--of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Shakespeare Set
Free series --is in cyberspace, trying to figure out about how this
technology can be really useful in teaching and learning. She's Chief
Learning Officer at Kiko, Inc. (Kiko stands for Knowledge In, Knowledge
Out), and she's begun a Shakespeare Center there
The lessons and activities in the Center at this point are really
good---they stimulate inquiry and extended thinking in students of many
ages, they're engaging, and they use the web in a way that's both
compelling and sensible. But she's looking for this to be an active
gathering place on the web, focused on teaching Shakespeare. Check it
out, and participate!
This is a chance to shape a hot, new website. Communicate with Peggy
about how you'd like to see this Shakespeare Center evolve, and send
along your questions, challenges and successes teaching Shakespeare, and
other contributions. I have had my own graduate and undergraduate
students creating lessons on Kiko and Peggy has included them as well.
SUNY Stony Brook
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2079 Monday, 13 November 2000.
Date: Friday, 10 Nov 2000 10:24:23 -0800
Subject: Spit in His Mouth
My favorite stage direction in not _Exit, pursued by a bear_. It is in
Middleton and Dekker's The Roaring Girl 2.1, when Master Gallipot _Spits
in the dog's mouth_.
Andor Gomme's New Mermaid glosses this as obscure, but mentions Henn's
idea that it is _a device to ensure that the dog memorized its master's
Yeah. My dog so needs the extra help.
Does anyone know an alternate gloss? Also, assuming there was an actual
dog on stage, any speculation on how they got the dog to go along with
this? I'm not suggesting it is impossible, it is probably quite
possible, but there are some problems to solve to get a dog to do this.
Finally, did anyone see the RSC's production, I don't know, maybe 15
years ago? Assuming this was not cut, how was it handled? I am 10
months from getting to The Shakespeare Center Library, but will check
the prompt book next time I'm there if no one knows.
All the best,