2001

Hoffman's MND (1999)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0905  Monday, 23 April 2001

From:           Eva Dikow <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 22 Apr 2001 19:11:12 +0200
Subject:        Hoffman's MND (1999)

Dear List,

I am currently writing my final paper for University. It's a film
analysis of Hoffman's (starladden) 1999 version of MND.

I know that the film has briefly been a topic on the list in 1999 and
(not having been a subscriber back then) was able to have a look at the
relevant postings on the website (brill work, Eric, thanks!).  Still, I
wandered whether any of you would like to share any new ideas or
insights (or to raise more questions) concerning the film.

I am (obviously?) most interested in Bottom and the special role he
plays in Hoffman's version. And what about Mrs Bottom?  What about the
bicycles? Clever conceit or cheap farce?

Anything you can think of will be welcome.

I'm also desperately seeking some more detailed information on the
director's cv and formation which seems to be rather difficult to find.
There isn't anything much on the IMDB and I haven't found much on the
Internet in general.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Greetings from Aachen, Germany,
Eva Dikow

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The King Is Alive

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0904  Monday, 23 April 2001

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 22 Apr 2001 12:32:39 -0400
Subject:        The King Is Alive

For a review of he film The King is Alive (dir. Kristian Levring, 2001),
about a production of King Lear by people stranded in the African
desert, click on http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/22/arts/22DURB.html

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CFP (RSA)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0902  Sunday, 22 April 2001

From:           Martine van Elk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 20 Apr 2001 15:37:26 -0700
Subject:        CFP (RSA)

CALL FOR PAPERS:

A session at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America,
11-13 April 2002 in Tempe, Arizona

Proposals are invited for presentations on early modern rogue books,
cony-catching pamphlets, trickster tales, and other texts in which
vagrants are central. The very real presence of rogues, vagabonds, and
'sturdy beggars' in early modern Europe had a profound cultural impact.
Fictional and non-fictional representations of these marginal figures
show that they provided a focal point for important questions about
social hierarchy and the construction and basis of social position.

Proposals are requested on the theoretical significance of what William
Carroll calls the "discourse of poverty," both in literary and in
historical texts (court cases, prose pamphlets on vagrancy and
prostitution, legislation for the poor). Work on vagrancy and gender and
interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome.

Please e-mail an abstract and a brief curriculum vitae to Martine van
Elk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible, but no later than April
28, 2001.

This session will be sponsored by the Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies at California State University, Long Beach

  Martine van Elk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
  Assistant Professor
  California State University, Long Beach
  Department of English
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Server Celebration

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0903  Monday, 23 April 2001

From:                   Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:                   Monday, April 23, 2001
Subject:                Server Celebration

Dear SHAKSPEReans:

Once again we all owe a large expression of gratitude to Eric Luhrs and
Rick Gaine for driving down from New Jersey yesterday and configuring
and installing a new hard drive in the SHAKSPER server. The hard drive
is the only moving part in Sun workstation and, therefore, the only part
that can wear out. With its replacement, the SHAKSPER server should have
years and years of trouble free operation. In addition, the new hard
drive more than quadruples the available disk space.

During the crash, a number of the databases needed for the complete
functioning of the SHAKSPER website were corrupted and will need to be
recompiled. In as short time, then, the SHAKSPER website should be fully
operational again.

What a birthday present!

Hardy

Danish Student Seeks European Research Network

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0901  Sunday, 22 April 2001

From:           Anders Klitgaard <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 20 Apr 2001 06:44:32 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Danish Student Seeks European Research Network

Dear list members,

I am hoping to start reading for a PhD in October 2001 at the University
of Cambridge, UK. My project concerns Shakespeare's influence on the
Danish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard.  Sadly, however,
the financial aspects have proved more difficult than I had anticipated.
Therefore, I am now hoping to become affiliated with a European research
network, which would allow me to benefit from the funds administered by
the European Commission. If you are associated with such a research
network and would like to include me as a member, please contact me. I
will then inform you about my project and myself in more detail as well
as the European funds I have in mind.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,
Anders Klitgaard
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http://www.oeuvre.org

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