2000

Re: Paris' poor physics

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1806  Monday, 25 September 2000.

From:           Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 23 Sep 2000 10:33:22 -0700
Subject: 11.1795 Paris' poor physics in "Romeo & Juliet" V, iii
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1795 Paris' poor physics in "Romeo & Juliet" V, iii
?

Hi,

I don't think that "the merest Elizabethan child" would understand the
principle that solid substances convey sound better.  A great deal of
Elizabethan science seems painfully wrong, like humoral medicine, for
instance.  What is interesting here is that while the theory is
specious, the practice is absolutely right.

Cheers,
Se


CUNY Renaissance Events, Fall 2000

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1805  Monday, 25 September 2000.

From:           Martin Elsky <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 24 Sep 2000 00:45:45 -0400
Subject:        CUNY Renaissance Events, Fall 2000

{With apologies for cross posting }

We are pleased to announce the following:

RENAISSANCE STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
365 Fifth Avenue
(between 34-35 Streets)
New York, NY 10016

FALL 2000 SCHEDULE OF RENAISSANCE & EARLY MODERN EVENTS

Thursday, September 28: Elaine Beilin (Framingham State College),
Reinventing Anne Askew in Song, Sermon, Story, and Television Series.
5:00-9:00pm, Room 9207. (Sponsored by Society for the Study of Women in
the Renaissance; for further information, contact Betty Travitsky at the
following e-mail address: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>)

Thursday, October 26: Melinda Gough (Oklahoma State University),
Henrietta Maria and Cross-Channel Traditions of Female Performance on
the Court Stage.  5:00-9:00pm, Room 9207. (Sponsored by SSWR)

Thursday, November 9: IRVING HOWE MEMORIAL LECTURE: Frank Kermode
(Cambridge University), Shakespeare and Politics. 6:00pm, Proshansky
Auditorium.  (Sponsored by CUNY Center for the Humanities)

Thursday, November 16: Sharon Achinstein (University of Maryland),
Uncoupling Mary Astell and Feminism.5:00-9:00pm, Room 9207. (Sponsored
by SSWR)

Friday, November 17: RENAISSANCE STUDIES COLLOQUIUM: The Image and the
Court: Van Dyck, Monarchs, and Puritans. Arthur W. Wheelock, Jr.
(National Gallery, Washington DC), The Queen, the Dwarf, and the Court:
Van Dyck and the Ideals of the English Monarchy; Nigel Smith (Princeton
University), Art and the English Republic: Courtliness Puritanised and
Pur


Conference: Shakespeare Authorship and the Canon

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1803  Monday, 25 September 2000.

From:           Luella Massey <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 23 Sep 2000 11:20:56 -0400
Subject:        Shakespeare Authorship and the Canon

Please post to your list

Shakespeare Authorship and the Canon:
 an international conference

On the weekend of October 20-21, 2000, scholars will gather at The
Robert Gill Theatre at the University of Toronto for an international
conference.  The focus of the conference is Shakespeare; but not the
bard of the generally accepted canon.

Since the dawn of Shakespearean scholarship, the authorship of certain
Elizabethan plays has been in question. This conference will deal with
various open questions concerning texts connected in one way or other
with the name of Shakespeare, offering an opportunity to explore textual
and theatrical issues with an unusually broad scope.  A production of
KING EDWARD III (which was recently published by The New Cambridge
Shakespeare) will be presented in conjunction with the conference. This
will be the North American premiere production of the most recent play
to be attributed to the Elizabethan master poet.

These prominent international scholars are scheduled to speak:

 John H. Astington (U. of Toronto)
 Alan Dessen (U. of North Carolina)
 John Jowett (Shakespeare Institute)
 Alexander Leggatt (U. of Toronto)
 Jill Levenson (U. of Toronto)
 Randall Martin (U. of New Brunswick)
 Richard Proudfoot (King's College, U. of London)
 Ann Thompson (King's College, U. of  London)
 Leslie Thomson (U. of Toronto)
 Paul Werstine (U. of Western Ontario)
 Paul Yachnin (U. of British Columbia)

 To register for the conference, email the following information to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR BY FAX TO 416-971-1378

 1. Name
 2. University and Departmental affiliation
 3. Are you a student, professor, other?
 4. Address including phone, fax, and e-mail
 5. Do you intend to see a performance of Edward III on Friday Oct 20?
 6. How did you find out about the conference?

 Shakespeare
 Authorship and the Canon
 an international conference
 presented by The Graduate Centre for Study of Drama,
 at the Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St
 Oct 20-21, 2000
 Registration $40 (includes Edward III), Grad Students $10/ U. of T.
 students free (ID)
 Conference Conveners: John H. Astington and Domenico Pietropaolo
 For information: http://gradrama.sa.utoronto.ca/shakespeare/

"SCOTS ON THE ROCKS"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1804  Monday, 25 September 2000.

From:           Richard Nathan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 23 Sep 2000 13:11:18 +0000
Subject:        Speaking Of Doubling Macbeth... "SCOTS ON THE ROCKS" Is In L.
A.

If Hardy will allow a plug, I'd like to mention that a production of my
"MACBETH" parody - "SCOTS ON THE ROCKS" is opening in Los Angeles.

I went to the final dress rehearsal last night.  It's a darker vision
than I'd intended when I wrote the thing, and the producer obviously had
to work with a limited budget - but for the most part I think it works
very well - and the cast is terrific - particularly MACBETH and LADY
MACBETH.  I'm very happy with it - but DON'T bring the kids.

It's playing at the CHANDLER STUDIO in North Hollywood. For further
information, please call (818) 908-4094.

The script for "SCOTS ON THE ROCKS," as well as the scripts for my other
Shakespeare parodies, can be found at www.shakespeare-parodies.com

Limerick Contest Correction

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1802  Monday, 25 September 2000.

From:           Tanya Gough <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 22 Sep 2000 15:16:17 -0400
Subject:        Limerick Contest Correction

It has come to my attention that some people are upset at our 9-9-5-5-9
rhythm scheme as a rule for our contest, on the grounds that they were
never taught that limericks must adhere to a strict scheme, but rather
that they follow a spoken rhythm instead.

While I was taught that it was 9-9-5-5-9 or die, I can certainly
understand the validity of the complaint.  It was only after receiving
several entries that followed something closer to a 12-13-17-17 scheme
that we felt it necessary to tighten the regulations.

With all this in mind, please note that we will be judging limericks
based on their rhythm, allowing that 9-9-5-5-9 is the general standard,
but that if you can slip in an extra few syllables without compromising
the spoken rhythm, by all means do.

Keep those entries coming!

Tanya Gough
Poor Yorick Shakespeare Multimedia Catalogue
www.bardcentral.com
contest entries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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