2001

Shakespeare behind bars

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0754  Friday, 30 March 2001

From:           Poor Yorick <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 29 Mar 2001 21:35:39 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare behind bars

Yahoo chat is providing the following topic on Friday, March 30 at 3 pm
ET.  I believe Yahoo keeps transcripts of all its chats, in case this
post doesn't make it to the group before that time.

  Shakespeare Behind Bars

For Jean Trounstine, all the world's a stage... even prison. In her new
book, Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in a Women's Prison,
Trounstine writes about her ten years as a teacher at Framingham Women's
Prison, the most secure women's facility in Massachussetts. Focusing on
one group of prisoners and a production of The Merchant of Venice,
Trounstine tells the stories of women she describes as "Desdemonas
suffering because of jealous men, Lady Macbeths craving the power of
their spouses, Portias disguised as men in order to get ahead, and
Shylocks, who, being betrayed, take the law into their own hands." She
chronicles the work that led to the founding of a program to promote
alternatives to incarceration, the women's branch of "Changing Lives
Through Literature," and to the confirmation of her philosophy -- that
"art has the power to change lives." Join Court TV to talk to
Trounstine, Friday, March 30th at 3pET/NoonPT.

Shakespeare Bulletin Winter 2001 Issue

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0753  Friday, 30 March 2001

From:           Jim Lusardi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 29 Mar 2001 14:51:46 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare Bulletin Winter 2001 Issue

For those who don't know or don't subscribe to Shakespeare Bulletin, a
Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship (now in its 19th year):

The Winter 2001 issue (19.1), which features International Shakespeare,
is off the press.  Contents:

Alan C. Dessen on "Rescripting History and the Supernatural:
Shakespeare on the Stage in 2000."

Paul Nelsen on the new season at Shakespeare's Globe--"Globe Orbits into
Summer 2001."

Re: director Peter Brook:
     Samuel Crowl on Brook's new <Hamlet>, with Adrian Lester (cover).
     Janet Savin on Brook's thirty years at Bouffes du Nord in Paris.
     Martha Tuck Rozett, in the film section, on revisiting "The Peter
Brook-Paul Scofield <King Lear>."

Also in this issue are reviews of twenty-five productions--the RNT
<Hamlet>, with Simon Russell Beale, the 2000 Globe plays, the RSC 2000
season, with the first installment of "This England" (RII, 1 and 2 HIV,
HV), and Continental theatre offerings.

As usual, the issue includes production photos, Books on the Rialto and
book reviews, and a listing of Events.

For additional information, see website:  www.shakespeare-bulletin.org

Shakespeare Bulletin remains a bargain among journals, even at its new
rate:  $20 (US) for one year (4 48-page issues), $40 for two years,
etc.  No surcharge for mailing to overseas subscribers.  Back issues
available $4.

Make out check or money order (no credit cards) to Shakespeare
Bulletin.  Send to J. P. Lusardi and J. Schlueter, Co-Editors,
Shakespeare Bulletin, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042, USA.  Phone:
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Q: Anne Hathaway

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0751  Friday, 30 March 2001

From:           Roger Gross <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 28 Mar 2001 17:50:04 -0600
Subject:        Anne Hathaway

Is anyone aware of any dramatic works which focus on Anne Hathaway?

Thanks for any help.

Roger Gross
Univ. of Arkansas

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Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0752  Friday, 30 March 2001

From:           Paul E. Doniger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 24 Mar 2001 16:46:13 -0800
Subject: Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"
Comment:        SHK 12.0712 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"

Sean Lawrence is quite right about the earlier version of _Broken
Lance_: It was called _House of Strangers_, and starred Edward G.
Robinson. Regarding the source, as Mike Jensen mentioned, I was always
under the impression that it was (yes, very loosely) based on Lear, but
I will look into the archives (thanks to the website!) to see what's
there. Isn't there also a recent American film based on Lear (this time
MID-western) with Jason Robards and a whole bunch of great actresses? I
know I saw it not long ago, but can't remember the title.

Of course, if we want to think of the Samurai genre as Japan's anser to
the American Western, then Kurosawa's _Ran_ also fits the discription
(now that's a GREAT variation on the Lear story).

Paul E. Doniger

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Conference Announcement

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0750  Friday, 30 March 2001

From:           Tom Cartelli <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 28 Mar 2001 14:51:51 -0500
Subject:        Conference Announcement

UNMASQUING 17TH - CENTURY ENGLISH PERFORMANCE:
MUSIC, THEATER, DANCE
APRIL 27-28, 2001
PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, PAPER SESSIONS

The Muhlenberg College Departments of Music, Theater, English , and
Dance present an interdisciplinary conference on the performing arts in
17th-Century England. We invite scholars and performers of 17th-Century
music, theater, and dance to participate in two days of activity and
conversation about the historical meanings and contemporary resonances
of these forms. The conference aims at dialogue between historians
seeking to establish the cultural significance of 17th-Century English
performance forms and practitioners engaged in reconstructing historical
performance technique. We hope for interchange across a variety of
disciplinary borders: between music, theater, and dance; between
scholarship and art; between performance history and cultural history.
Uniquely, the conference agenda includes performances, workshops, and
paper sessions open to all participants. At the center of the
conference, Muhlenberg College presents Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
in conjunction with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and choreography
by Thomas Baird. Professional singers Jodi Kidwell and Robert Wallace
will play Dido and Aeneas.

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Burden, Lecturer in Music at New College, Oxford.
Roger Savage, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of
Edinburgh.

Workshop Leaders/Performers:

Thomas Baird, internationally-known Baroque dance specialist.
Donna Fournier, renowned viola da gamba performer and ensemble coach.


Paper  Sessions/Production Discussion:

James Peck, director of Dido and Aeneas, will discuss issues of
production with other members of the creative team.  Papers addressing
historical and cultural topics from music, theatre, and dance will be
deliverd by Bruce Bellingham, Caroline Cunningham, Deborah Payne Fisk,
Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Carol Marsh, and Andrew Walkling

Conference Registration

Registration for the conference is $45.  The fee includes all
performances, the paper sessions and the workshops as well as meals.
To register send checks to Ken Butler at Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew
Street, Allentown, PA 18104.  For further information on the conference
please visit our website:

                                www.muhlenberg.edu/cultural/perform

Hotel Information

Rooms may be reserved at the local Day's Inn at a discounted rate of $52
per night. Call (610) 395-3731 and ask for the 17th - Century Opera
Conference. To receive the reduced rate, book your room prior to April
13th.

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