The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0611 Wednesday, 14 March 2001
Date: Tuesday, 13 Mar 2001 20:26:21 -0500
Subject: Othello in Aleppo
Isaac Asimov in his Guide to Shakespeare remarks: "If Othello killed a
Turk in Aleppo, he was killing him in the midst of a city of Turks and
it is not likely he would have got away alive." Asimov suggests that
Othello was originally a Moslem (when he did the Aleppo murder) who
converted to Christianity later in life.
Shakespeare mentions Aleppo twice, once in Othello (1603-4) and once in
Macbeth (1606). But I guess many people know that. Still the fact that
Shakespeare has Othello kill a Turk in Aleppo seems significant.
Yours, Bill Godshalk
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0609 Wednesday, 14 March 2001
Date: Tuesday, 13 Mar 2001 21:51:58 -0000
Subject: Conference: 'Early Modern Kinship'
This is a late reminder for Lucy Munro's splendid-sounding KCL
conference. Potential attendees are still very welcome to register.
Kevin De Ornellas
Queen's University, Belfast
Early Modern Kinship: Sexualities, Materialities, Localities
A Two Day International Conference
The Greenwood Theatre
King's College, London
23-24th March, 2001
Speakers include Alan Bray, Will Coster, Vanessa Harding, Kathleen
McLuskie, Jeffrey Masten and Ann Thompson.
The conference features a performance of the rarely played 'Love's Cure,
or, The Martial Maid' by Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher and Philip
Registration fee: 40 pounds full, 20 pounds concession (includes
lunches, tea/coffee and the play); day rates on request or see