2002

Conference Announcement

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0403  Monday, 11 February 2002

From:           Alan Somerset <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 9 Feb 2002 13:25:13 -0500
Subject:        Conference Announcement

Conference Announcement:

"Picturing Shakespeare?"
An Interdisciplinary Conference
November 14-16, 2002

The recent discovery of the "Sanders Portrait" in Canada has intrigued
many with the question: is this a portrait of William Shakespeare,
painted in 1603? This conference aims to bring together art, theatre and
costume historians, paleographers, scientists, genealogists and others
who have a stake in this issue, to attempt to answer this question from
as many viewpoints as possible.

We expect that the portrait will be on display for members of the
conference. In the meantime it can be viewed on the Internet in many
websites, such as http://www2.localaccess.com/marlowe/portrait.htm

This conference is jointly sponsored by Records of Early English Drama
and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Further announcements will be made when
the Conference website is completed.

Alan Somerset
University of Western Ontario

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MODD Presentation -- Romeo and Juliet

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0402  Monday, 11 February 2002

From:           Alan Somerset <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 9 Feb 2002 13:11:55 -0500
Subject:        MODD Presentation -- Romeo and Juliet

MODD (Music, Opera, Drama, Dance) presents a performance of Romeo and
Juliet, in which Shakespeare's text, Bernstein's musical (West Side
Story), the operas of Bellini and Gounod, Prokofiev's Ballet, and
Tchiakovsky's orchestral music are combined to present a 90-minute
version of Romeo and Juliet.  The objective is to show young people that
all art forms can tell a story.  The production combines the talents of
Ballet Jorgen, the Canadian Opera Company, the Stratford Festival of
Canada and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and is directed by Richard
Rose, Artistic Director of the Necessary Angel Theatre Company.

Four performances are scheduled at the Toronto Centre for the Arts main
stage, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto:  Thursday 21 February at 10:30 am and
1:30 pm, and Friday 22 February at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm.  Tickets are
$20 for students and seniors, $30 for adults.  For tickets call
Ticketmaster, 416-872-2262.  Groups may order tickets at www.modd.ca

Alan Somerset
University of Western Ontario

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Re: Much Ado... Queries

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0400  Monday, 11 February 2002

[1]     From:   Janet OKeefe <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 8 Feb 2002 10:35:24 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0389 Much Ado... Queries! Need Help!

[2]     From:   Markus Marti <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 09 Feb 2002 12:32:34 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0389 Much Ado... Queries! Need Help!

[3]     From:   Clifford Stetner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 9 Feb 2002 09:15:11 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0389 Much Ado... Queries! Need Help!


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From:           Janet OKeefe <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 8 Feb 2002 10:35:24 -0800
Subject: 13.0389 Much Ado... Queries! Need Help!
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0389 Much Ado... Queries! Need Help!

I can't help with most of them, but I can tackle this one.

> Act II Sc I
>
> Hero: When I like your favour, for God defend the lute should be like
> the case!
> D. Pedro: My visor is Philemon's roof; Within the house is Jove.
>
> Hero: Why then your visor should be thatch'd (lines: 85 - 90)
>
>  What do the lines mean?

Janet T. O'Keefe

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From:           Markus Marti <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 09 Feb 2002 12:32:34 +0100
Subject: 13.0389 Much Ado... Queries! Need Help!
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0389 Much Ado... Queries! Need Help!

     Act I Sc I
     Bene: It is not so, nor't was so nor'twas not so: but indeed, God
     forbid it should be so!' (line:200)

"An old tale" refers to an old fairy tale (a Bluebeard story), "Mr.
Fox", in which Lady Mary, the young bride, detects the bloody deeds of
her future husband and tells her story as a dream to her brothers on the
day of the wedding. The end of the story:

"'It is not so, nor it was not so. And God forbid it should be so,' said
Mr Fox, and was going to say something else as he rose from his seat,
when Lady Mary cried out: 'But it is so, and it was so. Here's hand and
ring I have to show,' and pulled out the lady's hand from her dress, and
pointed it straight at Mr Fox. At once her brothers and her friends drew
their swords and cut Mr Fox into a thousand pieces."

[http://www.belinus.co.uk/fairytales/Files4/JJFMrFox.htm]

     Don Pedro: The sixth of July. Your loving friend, Benedick.
     (line: 264)

The sixth of July: Midsummer Day, in the old calendar the day of the
summer solstice, associated with "midsummer madness".  Pedro insinuates
that Ben.  is mad.

     Act II Sc I. Hero: When I like your favour, for God defend the
     lute should be like the case!

"If I like your face. Your mask is ugly."

     D. Pedro: My visor is Philemon's roof; Within the house is Jove.
     Hero: Why then your visor should be thatch'd (lines: 85 - 90)

An allusion to Ovid's Metamorphoses, book 8. Jupiter and Mercury visit
Philemon and Baucis in their hut with a thatched roof. Hero's "thatched"
could allude to Pedro's wanting hair or beard.

     Act II Sc I
     Bene: (lines 190 - 195) Alas, poor....I may.

Alas, poor hurt fowl:  "I, Benedick, am like a fowl/fool, shot by a
hunter's / Amor's arrow.

that Lady B. should know me and not know me: "maybe she recognize me in
my mask, but she does not know how I really am (I am not only "the
King's jester, a very dull fool" as she said in II.1.123.)"

Yea, so I am apt to do myself wrong: "It might have been a mistake to
show myself (outwardly) merry, people might call me a fool because of
this. Such a behaviour damages my reputation."

I am not so reputed: "But this is not true, people know I am no fool, it
is only Beatrice who does so."

It is the base (though) bitter disposition of B. ... = "Beatrice thinks
she is the whole world, but she is in fact the only one who thinks I am
a fool.  This is base of her, but it is bitter for me. But I will take
revenge one day."

     Act II Sc III
     Bene: [Aside] Now, divine air!.... when all's done. (line: 57 - 60)
     Can anyone explain what's the meaning of this aside?

"Love music sounds heavenly for fools. But it's not worth it. I prefer
military marches."

Or: "Soft music makes men succumb to love. But they will end as
cuckolds."

"sheep's guts" = strings, string instruments are associated with love.

"horn" = military instrument, but maybe also an allusion to penis or to
cuckoldry.

cf. N. Greiner (ed.), Shakespeare, MuchAdo About Nothing / Viel L


Re: Tyrant's Bed

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0401  Monday, 11 February 2002

From:           Joseph Tate <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 08 Feb 2002 19:33:29 -0800
Subject: 13.0263 Tyrant's Bed
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0263 Tyrant's Bed

Thanks to everyone who responded to my query.

Sincerely,
Jody

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World Shakespeare Bibliography Desiderata List 1

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0399  Monday, 11 February 2002

From:           Jim Harner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 08 Feb 2002 21:29:08 -0600
Subject:        World Shakespeare Bibliography Desiderata List 1

With Hardy's indulgence, I would like to post occasionally some books
and articles from the World Shakespeare Bibliography desiderata list
<http://www-english.tamu.edu/wsb/need.html>. These are publications that
we have citations for but cannot obtain for one reason or another. Since
these citations come from a wide range of sources, there will be errors
in them; some are incorrect citations (or so reports the university's
interlibrary loan office). I'm hoping that fellow SHAKSPERians might
have one or more of these in their files and will loan them long enough
for me to prepare an entry for the WSB. If you do have a copy--or know
where one might be had--please contact me off list <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.

With thanks for your help,
Jim Harner

Albrechtsen, Stig. _Shakespeareopforeleser i Danmark 1792-1987: En
Registrant._ Copehhagen: Selskabet for Dansk Teaterhistorie, 1988. [Copy
at U of Birmingham]

Ambroz, Darinka, and Mojca Poznanovic. _Antigona in Hamlet za
maturante._Ljubljana: Rokus, 1997. [NOCLC. 1997 IBT: 3005.]

_Anais do XXIII Seminario Nacional de Professores Universitarios de
Literaturas de Lingua Inglesa._ Belo Horizonte: Unidersidad Federal de
Minas Gerais, 1991. [Not in OCOC]

Antonio Andras, Ballesteros Gonzalez. "Shakespeare's Sonnets and the
Adventure of Similitude." _Revista de filologia modern_ (U de Castilla)
5 (1995): 107-21. [Not in OCLC.]

Aphel, Donata. "La tempesta di Shakespeare commentata da Northrop Frye."
_Il giornale di Vicenza_ 18 maggio 1979, p. ?.

Ardat, Ahmad K. "Signifier, Signified, and Multiplicity of Context."
_Journal of English_ 16 (Sept. 1988): 25-41. [MLAIB]

Arne, Thomas A. _As You Like It: When Daisies Pied and Violets Blue._
Wyton: King's Music, 1993. [No loans].

Arthurs, Moira; MacKenzie, Clayton, eds. _Much Ado about Nothing: A
Guide for Teachers._ Oxford: Oxford Stage Company, 1992. [Not in OCLC]

Aruji, Yoko, Kazuko Narusawa, and Shigeko Funaki, eds. _Literary Figures
at Court: Patronage in the English Renaissance._ Tokyo: Liber, 1997.
[Not in OCLC. Probably in Japanese.]

Astrana Marin, Luis, tr. _Sueno de una noche de verano._ Barcelona:
Oribs, 1991. [1991 BIHR: 1804. NOCLC] .

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