2002

RSC on Newsnight

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0892  Friday, 29 March 2002

From:           Karen Peterson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 29 Mar 2002 03:13:52 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        RSC on Newsnight

Last night's BBC2 news-analysis program, Newsnight, included a fairly
extended feature on the RSC's proposed changes, including a brief, but
characteristically contentious, interview by Jeremy Paxman with Adrian
Noble.  Also reported was the delay of the preview performances of the
Roundhouse WT, scheduled to begin last night but now set back by a week
to accommodate more structural adaptation of the venue.

There was a lot of emphasis on whether the proposed changes (the "Fleet
Project") constituted a wise or appropriate use of public funds.
Although I have my own questions about some of the proposed changes, I
found myself feeling somewhat irritated by the non-stop effort to
portray what Noble is trying to do as some sort of scandal-with-coverup.

The feature included a brief account of the new MND production (which
was called "the RSC's 'grunge' version"), complete with a montage of the
many bad reviews it has received.  To the show's credit, they also
included comments and reviews invited by some of the secondary-level
students who have seen the production, which were more favorable.  Two
cast members were also interviewed, who spoke up on behalf of trying to
do new things with this frequently-performed play.

Also creditable was the mention of how the Fleet project does not
include very explicit plans for the encouragement and production of new
writing and new plays, especially with the temporary closure of The
Other Place.

Cheers,
Karen

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Web Resource

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0891  Friday, 29 March 2002

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 28 Mar 2002 23:17:29 -0800
Subject:        Web Resource

I found a links list with lots of potential for English teachers.  It
links to pages on classical rhetoric, grammar, literature, dictionaries,
journals, plus a few specific authors like Joyce and Shakespeare.  It
even links to English departments around the world.  Want to see what
SHAKSPER list member
Bruce Young looks like?  You can find Bruce's web page by finding his
school's, and linking from there.  The list is located here:
http://www.vocabula.com/VRlinks.htm

Mike Jensen

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Calls for Papers

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0889  Friday, 29 March 2002

From:           John Pendergast <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 28 Mar 2002 17:51:16 -0600
Subject:        Calls for Papers

Session proposals for Elizabeth R, an interdisciplinary conference
commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth,
March 21-23, 2003, at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

Following are two session paper calls of interest to participants of
this list.

Performing the Elizabethan

Queen Elizabeth


Shakespearian/Shakespearean

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0890  Friday, 29 March 2002

From:           Katherine Scheil <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 29 Mar 2002 01:07:43 +0000
Subject:        Shakespearian/Shakespearean

Dear Colleagues,

Is there a consensus as to the preferred spelling of "Shakespearian" or
"Shakespearean"?  The former seems to accord with "Chaucerian,"
"Dickensian," "Spenserian," etc. but I seem to be seeing more spellings
of "Shakespearean" (e.g. the recent Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean
Comedy).  What do listmembers think?

Katherine Scheil
University of Rhode Island

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Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0888  Friday, 29 March 2002

[1]     From:   John Velz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 28 Mar 2002 14:09:23 -0600
        Subj:   Shakespeare and Catholicism

[2]     From:   Takashi Kozuka <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 28 Mar 2002 23:55:19 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism

[3]     From:   Takashi Kozuka <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 29 Mar 2002 00:44:54 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           John Velz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 28 Mar 2002 14:09:23 -0600
Subject:        Shakespeare and Catholicism

R. Cantrell implies that no one has considered the Latin Bibles
available in his day.  I do not have Shaheen 1999 handy, but am
virtually positive that he says in the Introduction that he found no
evidence of Sh's use of the Vulgate.

Mike Jensen asks about Sh's possible use of the New Testament in a
Catholic version.  Again, relying on memory, I think that Shaheen found
no evidence in the Douay-Reims Bible, which would be both OT and NT
together.  Am fuzzy about dates of publication of the D-R, but am pretty
sure it long antedates Sh's career.

If civility is not present in discussions of Sh's religion, it ought to
be.  Yet wars have been fought, paradoxically enough, about
interpretation of fine points of Scripture.  To borrow from and alter a
saying about the French Revolution, "Sweet Religion [Liberty], what
crimes are committed in thy name!"

Thanks to Mike.

J.W.V.

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From:           Takashi Kozuka <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 28 Mar 2002 23:55:19 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism

Sophie Masson says of Christopher Devlin: "Devlin [...] was an English
Catholic (in fact a priest, I
believe) as well as a scholar [...]"

Devlin was a Jesuit priest. He entered the Jesuit novitiate at
Roehampton in 1926. In 1935 he was sent to Rome where he prepared for
the priesthood. A short biography from the dust cover of his book :-)

Best wishes,
Takashi Kozuka

(Reading some Latin documents relating to the Shakespeares this Easter
weekend -- not Latin Bibles, I'm afraid...)

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From:           Takashi Kozuka <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 29 Mar 2002 00:44:54 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism

John Velz claims that "Sh's references to the Bible in his early works
are ENTIRELY from the Bishops' Bible..." (emphasis added)

I'm curious whether it is "entirely" (as John phrases) or it should be
"mostly" -- because a couple of other books (or maybe just one of them)
I've read comment(s) that a Biblical passage in one of Shakespeare's
early plays doesn't come from the BB. I was planning to do more research
on this, but I haven't had a chance yet.  I must imprison myself in a
serious research library (eg, the British Library or the Bodleian).
Maybe the STC would do?! But then my university library doesn't have the
STC (though it has the Wing)... It willingly spends so much on new
chairs and flat computer monitors for librarians (but not for students),
window decorations, etc. but not on books and research resources... (I
must find my note first... So much to do this weekend...)

Best wishes,
Takashi Kozuka

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