2001

Re: Scanners, non Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2374  Wednesday, 17 October 2001

From:           John Ramsay <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 16 Oct 2001 16:18:36 -0400
Subject: 12.2347 Scanners, non Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2347 Scanners, non Shakespeare

If you still have your files on your old computer you might be better
off just saving them on floppy disk as Text or RTF (Rich Text) on your
old computer and then transfer to your new one.

Your new computer's Word Processor is programmed to translate older
formats but Text or RTF is a safer bet.

You may have to open a blank document in your new WP, then import files
from the floppy disk.

You don't have to print out all your old files then scan them in page by
page.

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Re: CBC Othello

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2373  Wednesday, 17 October 2001

[1]     From:   David Enzer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Oct 2001 10:50:41 -0700
        Subj:   RE: SHK 12.2351 CBC Othello

[2]     From:   John Ramsay <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Oct 2001 16:19:47 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2351 CBC Othello


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From:           David Enzer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 16 Oct 2001 10:50:41 -0700
Subject: 12.2351 CBC Othello
Comment:        RE: SHK 12.2351 CBC Othello

Neat stuff.
de

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From:           John Ramsay <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 16 Oct 2001 16:19:47 -0400
Subject: 12.2351 CBC Othello
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2351 CBC Othello

> For those of you who can receive CBC, tonight (15th October) at 8.00
> there is a broadcast of a British Othello updated and relocated in
> contemporary London, starring Eamonn Walker and Christopher Eccleston. I
> know nothing about it except what is in a review by John Doyle in
> today's Globe and Mail. Doyle, who is usually reliable, writes, 'it's
> the sort of TV drama that leaves you in awe of the medium's power and
> adaptability'.
>
> Peter Hyland

Just finished watching it. Well worth watching. Doyle's comment on the
power and adaptability of TV is appropriate.

And the power and adaptability of Iago come through as clearly on modern
TV as on an Elizabethan stage.

Sometimes the message is the medium.

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Othello's Name

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2371  Wednesday, 17 October 2001

From:           Martin Steward <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 16 Oct 2001 17:38:56 +0100
Subject:        Othello's Name

In conversation once the subject of where Othello's name came from and
what it might mean (if anything) arose.

I have always harboured a pet theory that it is an Italilanized version
of Ottoman/Othoman/Othman, and that the play might be capitalizing on
contemporary interest in the Turkish empire following the publication of
Knolles's Generall Historie of the Turkes... to the rising of the
Othoman Familie (1603).

This would suggest some interesting perspectives on aliens, alienation,
racism, miscegenation and national loyalty, if we see Othello as a sort
of Italo-Turk fighting against Turks. I gather that the term "Turk"
could refer to just about anyone without a white skin in WS's day...

I've never followed this up myself, although at a conference in Reading
earlier this year I did mention it to Mark Hutchings of the University
of Aberdeen, who is working on a study of "the image of the Turk in
early modern England". That did not come to much, though...

Any thoughts?

Martin S.

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Re: Merchant

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2372  Wednesday, 17 October 2001

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 15 Oct 2001 20:57:31 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2340 Re: PBS Masterpiece Theatre/Merchant

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Oct 2001 13:29:29 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2361 Rings around Merchant


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From:           Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 15 Oct 2001 20:57:31 -0700
Subject: 12.2340 Re: PBS Masterpiece Theatre/Merchant
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2340 Re: PBS Masterpiece Theatre/Merchant

Gabriel writes,

>Portia does not point out that "murder is illegal". She points out that
>if "an alien . . . by direct or indirect attempts" seeks to take the
>life of a citizen, he forfeits his wealth and is thrown on the Duke's
>mercy. This Venetian law is concerned quite specifically with the
>socio-ethnic statuses of the persons involved (alien and citizen), and
>the causal distance between the 'doer' and the 'done'. How terribly
>modern this Shakespeare is.

I can hardly disagree that this particular murder statute in culturally
inflected; however, it is hardly surprising that murder is illegal.
Even if we didn't have access to the statute, we ought still to suppose
that some such a statute would exist.  It is, perhaps, doubly strange
that, despite the clear fact that the relations of Venice with its
"aliens" is the subject of special laws, everyone up to this point
considers Shylock's demands to the court in terms of contractual law
alone.

By the way, now that you mention it, "indirect attempts" seems widely
open-ended.  It could, in principle, cover Shylock's normal business,
since he might have to foreclose on debtors and you take my life when
you do take the means whereby I live.

Cheers,
Se


Rocky and Bullwinkle Follow-up to Jeff Meyers

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2370  Wednesday, 17 October 2001

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 16 Oct 2001 11:53:29 -0400
Subject:        Rocky and Bullwinkle Follow-up to Jeff Meyers

A transcript of the episode Jeff Meyers mentioned can be found at
http://www.sirbacon.org/links/hollywood.html

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