2002

Biographies

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0041  Saturday, 12 January 2002

From:           R. A. Cantrell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 06 Jan 2002 05:04:17 -0600
Subject:        Biographies

Is there a biography of Henry Carey, 1st Lord Hunsdon, and a more recent
biography of Francis Walsingham than the Conyers Read (1925) ? Sorry to
ask such basic questions, but I seem to be fumbling over them.

All the best,
R. A. Cantrell

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Re: Pregnant Gertrude

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0040  Saturday, 12 January 2002

[1]     From:   Anna Kamaralli <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 06 Jan 2002 15:05:54 +1100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0018 Pregnant Gertrude

[2]     From:   Edward Pixley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 06 Jan 2002 09:40:05 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0025 Re: Pregnant Gertrude


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From:           Anna Kamaralli <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 06 Jan 2002 15:05:54 +1100
Subject: 13.0018 Pregnant Gertrude
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0018 Pregnant Gertrude

This is a superb opportunity to explore the side of Hamlet that is
concerned about his own ambition, security and fortune.  If we assume
that Claudius thinks the baby is his, then Hamlet is only "nearest to
our throne" for a strictly limited time.

Plenty of Hamlet's lines demonstrate a concern with being disinherited;
not only the "popped between the election and my hopes", but also things
like his reference to the proverb (which he leaves unfinished): "while
the grass grows, the horse starves."  If you were to trawl the text with
this in mind, I bet the catch would be abundant.

Anna Kamaralli
UNSW
Australia.

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From:           Edward Pixley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 06 Jan 2002 09:40:05 -0500
Subject: 13.0025 Re: Pregnant Gertrude
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0025 Re: Pregnant Gertrude

> Ivan Fuller said,
>
> >Here's one for all the creative minds out there...I'll be directing
> >"Hamlet" this summer and just found out that the woman I've cast as
> >Gertrude will be 8 months pregnant when we open.
> >[...] Everyone just assumed the child was the late King's,
> >but now Hamlet is seeing Claudius being extremely affectionate, not only
> >to Gertrude, but to the baby in her womb.  "You double-bastard!" thinks
> >Hamlet and his inner turmoil takes on an even greater intensity.
>
> >I'd love to hear what others think about this idea and what other
> >possible benefits or ill side-effects, might be the result.

Well, Jessica Tandy did Gertrude in a wheelchair after breaking her leg
in the opening season of the Guthrie back in 1963 -- along with Linda
Loman and Mme Ranevskaya.  Live theatre poses exciting challenges -- and
surprising dimensions which are only possibilities in the text.  I say,
go for it, but be prepared for further surprises, as Andy White, I
believe it was, warned about in his reply yesterday

Ed Pixley.

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World Shakespeare Bibliography Online--Updated

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0038  Saturday, 12 January 2002

From:           Jim Harner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 05 Jan 2002 21:28:36 -0600
Subject:        World Shakespeare Bibliography Online--Updated

I am pleased to announce that the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
<http:www.worldshakesbib.org> is now being published for the Folger
Shakespeare Library by The Johns Hopkins University Press. The new
version (version 3.0), which covers 1972 through mid-2001, offers
improved sorting, downloading, printing, and searching capabilities. The
scope is international, with coverage extending to more than 92
languages. The current version includes more than 74,500 entries (as
well as several hundred thousand additional reviews of books,
productions, films, and audio recordings). Full details are available at
<http:www-english.tamu.edu/wsb>.

If you find omissions or errors when you search your own publications,
don't be shy about letting me know. And, as usual, I'll urge my fellow
SHAKSPERians to send along notices/offprint/copies of publications
(including reviews) or programs of productions so that we don't
inadvertently overlook anything.

Jim Harner

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Re: A Level Study of MM

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0039  Saturday, 12 January 2002

[1]     From:   David A. Lariscy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 5 Jan 2002 23:05:35 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0026 A Level Study of Measure for Measure

[2]     From:   Stuart Manger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 6 Jan 2002 23:48:27 +0000
        Subj:   SHK 13.0026 A Level Study of Measure for Measure


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From:           David A. Lariscy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 5 Jan 2002 23:05:35 EST
Subject: 13.0026 A Level Study of Measure for Measure
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0026 A Level Study of Measure for Measure

You might try "Modern Critical Interpretations" includes an article by
Louise Schleiner entitled "Providential Improvisation in Measure for
Measure."

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From:           Stuart Manger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 6 Jan 2002 23:48:27 +0000
Subject: A Level Study of Measure for Measure
Comment:        SHK 13.0026 A Level Study of Measure for Measure

Be very, very careful: if this is the new UK English Literature A2 she
is doing, and this is a coursework assignment we are talking about, and
it may be, then do, please do beware of any kind of plagiarism,
re-writing other's work etc, etc.

There are indeed a legion of sites where she can get 'model answers',
student responses etc, and every examiner and teacher in the game knows
many of these sites. Yes, to read and analyse and discard much is very
useful, but..... as a teacher of precisely this kind of course, I can
tell you it is a minefield. If she is in trouble, then her own teacher
is a far better direct source and a good library. In my view, anyway,
other students' responses are a pretty dodgy guide to what to write or
think! Sorry to be so discouraging, but this list has just carried a
very agonised and worried thread on this very subject.

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Re: T Shirt Quotations

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0037  Saturday, 12 January 2002

[1]     From:   Kris McDermott <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 5 Jan 2002 17:06:25 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0020 Re: T Shirt Quotations

[2]     From:   John Velz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 05 Jan 2002 21:27:24 -0600
        Subj:   Re: 13.0020 t-shirts

[3]     From:   Anna Kamaralli <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 06 Jan 2002 18:37:13 +1100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0020 Re: T Shirt Quotations

[4]     From:   Brandon Toropov <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 7 Jan 2002 06:34:29 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0009 T Shirt Quotations

[5]     From:   Eric Weil <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 7 Jan 2002 15:18:06 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0020 Re: T Shirt Quotations


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From:           Kris McDermott <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 5 Jan 2002 17:06:25 EST
Subject: 13.0020 Re: T Shirt Quotations
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0020 Re: T Shirt Quotations

My favorite Shakespeare T-shirt so far was offered by the Stratford
(Ont.) Festival this past year -- from Twelfth Night:

"I am not mad!"

I plan to wear it to class someday when I am.

Kris McDermott
Central Michigan University
Department of English

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From:           John Velz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 05 Jan 2002 21:27:24 -0600
Subject:        Re: 13.0020 t-shirts

I recommend using a quotation that I hung up where my students could see
it as they came into my office.  Richard III's "I am not in the giving
vein today"

N.B.:  Students asked all the same . . .  for three decades they asked.

P.S.:  I have also seen the "Thus do I clothe my naked villainies"

Ever yours for emblematic t-shirts,
John

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From:           Anna Kamaralli <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 06 Jan 2002 18:37:13 +1100
Subject: 13.0020 Re: T Shirt Quotations
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0020 Re: T Shirt Quotations

I have always been fond of Shrew's "Be mad and merry, or go hang
yourselves."

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From:           Brandon Toropov <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 7 Jan 2002 06:34:29 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0009 T Shirt Quotations
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0009 T Shirt Quotations

My favorite: "All things are ready if our minds be so."

(Henry V)

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From:           Eric Weil
 <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 7 Jan 2002 15:18:06 EST
Subject: 13.0020 Re: T Shirt Quotations
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0020 Re: T Shirt Quotations

My suggestion is not on a tee shirt, but it is on my office wall:

Pour on; I will endure.
                    King Lear

Eric Weil
Shaw University

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