2001

Re: The Tamer Tamed

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1066  Tuesday, 8 May 2001

From:           Drew Whitehead <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 08 May 2001 10:45:41 +1000
Subject: 12.1043 Re: The Tamer Tamed
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1043 Re: The Tamer Tamed

The production I saw cast different actors in the roles of Kate and
Maria, however, this had more to do with the nature of the student
production than any sort or dramatic choice.  Lots of students and
everybody needs to have a part.  Both plays were heavily cut, the
subplot from the Prize all but disappeared.  I'm sorry to say it since I
do have a vested interested in B&F, but the production was less than my
hope or fancy made it.

Drew Whitehead

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Oxfordian Play Premieres in Nashville

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1065  Tuesday, 8 May 2001

From:           Alison Taufer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 7 May 2001 13:08:57 -0700
Subject: 12.1037 Oxfordian Play Premieres in Nashville
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1037 Oxfordian Play Premieres in Nashville

Hmmm...This seems to be a popular topic for contemporary playwrites this
year.  The South Coast Repertory Theatre in Orange County, California is
premiering Amy Freed's  "The Beard of Avon" on Friday, June 1.  From the
SCR press releases it sounds like Freed's and Dorian's plays are almost
interchangeable, except that she adds Francis Bacon and Elizabeth I to
the mix. Maybe Dorian is fronting for Freed and Freed for Dorian.

Alison Taufer
California State University, Los Angeles

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Re: Seminars

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1063  Tuesday, 8 May 2001

From:           Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 07 May 2001 17:05:46 -0700
Subject: 12.1034 Re: Seminars
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1034 Re: Seminars

Jack suggests that

>Clearly, we would all prefer academic debate to be 'civilized' but there
>are occasions when it is not.  I see no reason why we should sacrifice
>directness for the touchy-feely world of sustaining each other's fragile
>egos.  Either what we are doing is important, and the issues need to be
>argued with passion and conviction or we measure out our lives with
>coffee spoons.

One assumes that things can be argued with passion and conviction
without accusing people of being donnish, as you just did:

>Messrs Cox and White can retire to the senior common room if they wish.

Surely this is a very clear example of an ad hominem taking the place of
a real argument.  As Cicero would say, "when you have no argument, abuse
the plaintiff".  Or accuse him of donnishness, if that's your preferred
form of abuse.

Politeness isn't just a matter of being "touchy-feely", and your
diminutive is only an effort to evade the real ethical issues that
confront us when confront each other.  The question of why we ought to
be concerned with one another in academic debate strikes me as being no
different from the issue of why we ought to care for each other at any
other point, or for that matter, at all.

Cheers,
Se


Shakespeare Bulletin Website

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1062  Tuesday, 8 May 2001

From:           Eric Luhrs <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 7 May 2001 23:23:57 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        Shakespeare Bulletin Website

Dear SHAKSPERians,

The Shakespeare Bulletin website currently features "Globe Orbits into
Summer 2001" by Paul Nelsen, Samuel Crowl's review of The Tragedy of
Hamlet at Th


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