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Wagner, Historical Dictionary

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1997  Tuesday, 31 October 2000.

From:           Frank Whigham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 31 Oct 2000 07:21:52 -0600
Subject:        Wagner, Historical Dictionary

Has anyone made use of John A. Wagner's *Historical Dictionary of the
Elizabethan World: Britain, Ireland, Europe, and America*? Comments?

Frank Whigham

New Pornographic Spinoff--Shakespeare Revealed

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1996  Tuesday, 31 October 2000.

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 30 Oct 2000 21:00:52 -0500
Subject:        New Pornographic Spinoff--Shakespeare Revealed

There's another one out called Shakespeare Revealed, and it is about an
actress named Juliet who stars in a nude production of R and J.  It's
produced by Vivid, one of the higher end companies, and is directed by
Ren Savant, who also directed the high budget R and J interracial
spin-off , West Side.

Re: Screen Saver

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1994  Tuesday, 31 October 2000.

From:           Joe Conlon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 29 Oct 2000 12:16:16 -0500
Subject: 11.1975 Screen Saver
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1975 Screen Saver

Try cassdesign.com .  They have Power Quotes from Shakespeare which I
like very well.  I'm not sure if it is available for MAC or not, but it
is worth a try.

Joe Conlon, Warsaw, IN, USA

Re: Wales

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1995  Tuesday, 31 October 2000.

From:           Kezia Sproat <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 30 Oct 2000 11:53:34 EST
Subject: 11.1981 Moving
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1981 Moving

Re. Wales: I found at a conference in Canada a couple of years ago that
Terence Hawkes is very generous to unknown Shakespeareans in real life.

Kezia Sproat

Re: Guilio Romano

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1993  Tuesday, 31 October 2000.

From:           Dennis Taylor <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 29 Oct 2000 13:07:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Guilio Romano
Comment:        SHK 11.1983 Re: Guilio Romano

Lupton's book, Afterlives of the Saints, is interesting because it
presents the Catholic case in a way that bypasses sectarian debates
about whether Shakespeare is Catholic or Protestant or whatever, though
Lupton's argument has implications about these things.  The argument (to
put it in my own terms that Lupton might not recognize) is that
Shakespeare is filled with Catholic remnants, grotesque undigested
relics of the old religion, that keep intruding like old corpses onto
his stage.  She sees these remnants as springboards (pardon these mixed
metaphors) to a post-Catholic theater nevertheless dependent on these
fragments still "encrypted" like some Lacanian Halloween skeleton in the
back seat.  Lucio's comic "annunciation" to Isabella ("Hail virgin if
you be") is one of many examples, in a play that has old conflicting
martyr tales elbowing about (virgin resisting evil magistrate, anchorite
Angelo attacked by temptresses). Secularity wins out but "the case is
not closed" (137), like Barnardine's head, the relic of a Catholic
martyrdom "not fully subject to its Reformation into secular literature"
(140). In "The Winter's Tale", all those Catholic fragments (miraculous
statues etc.) are reanimated like old clothes on a scarecrow that turns
out to be Fred Astaire.  Or better Catholicism is Astaire's artificial
leg which he somehow makes into something natural.
I am not sure what should be discussed, perhaps the following:  what
mode does Shakespeare's Catholic heritage take in his works? Is there
more to be said?  Is this a topic of interest to the list?   Perhaps
there is the question:  does the end of "The Winter's Tale" really
'deflate', as Lupton argues, the old Catholic iconography?

Best
DT

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