2001

The Abused R&G

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2904  Thursday, 27 December 2001

From:           L. Swilley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 24 Dec 2001 17:54:51 -0600
Subject:        The Abused R&G

>We have students asking (1) if Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are intended
>to be Jewish and (2) if Shakespeare uses them to exploit the
>anti-Semitism that seems to have been the norm in early modern England.
>My answer, as it often is, is "I don't know." Can anyone help?
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If anti- rather than pro-Semitism is Shakespeare


Shakespeare Bullettin Fall 2002 Issue

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2903  Thursday, 27 December 2001

From:           Jim Lusardi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 24 Dec 2001 13:25:42 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare Bullettin Fall 2002 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 Fall 2001 issue (19.4) went out last week.  Among the contents:

Thomas Rist's "Foregrounds and Silences:  Interpreting <Henry VIII> in
Production"--on the uses of history in staging Shakespeare's histories.

Charles Marowitz's "Shakespearean Scraps," controversial takes on a
variety of issues.

William Proctor Williams' report on Shenandoah Shakespeare's
"Blackfriars Playhouse Conference."

In the section "Shakespeare on Film":

H. R. Coursen on the televised version of the Warner/Shaw RNT <Richard
II>.

Samuel Crowl on Christine Edzard's <The Children's Midsummer Night's
Dream>.

In addition to covering New York productions, the issue presents reviews
of regional productions and festivals from Shakespeare & Company in MA
to Shakespeare Santa Cruz in CA.

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

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

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year (four 48-page issues), $40 for two years, etc.  No surcharge for
mailing to overseas subscribers.  Back issues available.

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Re: Pronouncing Petruchio

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2901  Thursday, 27 December 2001

From:           Roger Gross <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 23 Dec 2001 21:47:36 -0600
Subject: 12.2807 Re: Pronouncing Petruchio
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2807 Re: Pronouncing Petruchio

Dear Colleagues,

In my last post on this topic, I suffered major brain failure and wrote



Jan Kott

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2902  Thursday, 27 December 2001

From:           Skip Nicholson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 24 Dec 2001 07:44:08 -0800
Subject:        Jan Kott

Today


Re: Subtext

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2900  Thursday, 27 December 2001

From:           W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 23 Dec 2001 18:32:29 -0500
Subject: 12.2884 Re: Subtext
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2884 Re: Subtext

Both Martin Steward and Clifford Stetner respond to my comments from a
Derridian position.  Some years ago, Walker Percy suggested that when
Jaques Derrida orders pizza for dinner, he expects to get pizza for
dinner, not infinite deferral of meaning or a plate with a black hole in
the middle. (Actually I made most of that up, though Percy did comment
similarly on deconstruction.)

Martin suggests that the word 


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