2002

Hamlet in Horror Film, Soul Survivors

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1182  Monday, 29 April 2002

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, April 27, 2002 8:12 PM
Subject:        Hamlet in Horror Film, Soul Survivors

In a scene from the horror film Soul Survivors (dir. Stephen Carpenter,
2001) involving a mid-term exam, we see a close up with a (mis)quotation
from Hamlet in it:

"Essay Question 7:  Explain the quote: "There are more things in heaven
and earth than dreamt of in your philosophy."

For more on the film, go to http://us.imdb.com/Title?0218619

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
     Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

     --From Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - 1601 - Act I. - Scene 5. - Rows:
166-167

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Theatre for a New Audience's "Troilus and Cressida"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1181  Monday, 29 April 2002

From:           Tom Dale Keever <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 28 Apr 2002 22:04:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Theatre for a New Audience's "Troilus and Cressida" Website

Last spring David Kastan and I posted a series of essays and other
material on the production of "Troilus and Cressida" produced here in
New York by Theater for a New Audience and directed by Sir Peter Hall.

The theater is now following up on the grant that funded the site and
wants to hear from anyone who found it useful.

Here is how their researcher, Jean M. Telljohann, posed the question to
me: "I need to describe the impact to the field (academic or theatre) of
the project.  Are you aware of any theatres that used your work to
assist with their productions?"

If any of you did employ the resource you can contact Jean directly, off
list, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I, too,  would be curious to know what use the site was put to.  Reply
offlist to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It access the original site got to http://www.tfana.org/2001/troilus/

Additional material that did not get posted with the original essays can
be seen at http://www.columbia/edu/cu/theatrephd/T&C.html.

Thanks for your help,
Tom Dale Keever
Columbia University

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RSC

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1179  Monday, 29 April 2002

From:           Takashi Kozuka <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 28 Apr 2002 14:42:40 +0100 (BST)
Subject:        RSC

 [From the Sunday Telegraph (28 April 2002)]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2002%2F04%2F28%2Fnrsc28.xml

'Stratford saved as RSC changes its direction'

By Catherine Milner, Arts Correspondent

THE Royal Shakespeare Company is likely to drop its plans to demolish
its home at Stratford after the resignation of its director, Adrian
Noble, last week.

The proposal to replace the theatre with a new building was championed
by Mr Noble, who stepped down last Wednesday because of stinging attacks
on him and his family by opponents of the scheme.

His decision to demolish the Grade II-listed theatre at Stratford
provoked a public outcry when it was announced last autumn. Since then
it has been strongly opposed by critics including the Prince of Wales.

In its original statement last October, the company said the building
was "fundamentally flawed" and that a new 


Questions on Much Ado About Nothing

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1180  Monday, 29 April 2002

From:           Jack Heller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 28 Apr 2002 18:22:07 -0400
Subject:        Questions on Much Ado About Nothing

Dear Colleagues:

I would prefer to look these questions up in a library, but I am some
distance from any good one, so I turn to you.

Question 1: What happens to Conrade? In Act 5, Borachio claims to have
been alone in effecting the deception upon Claudio and Don Pedro, but
clearly in 4.2, Conrade shares in the guilt. Yet also in 4.2, there
seems to be a class distinction between Conrade (who takes offense at
being addressed as "Sirrah") and Borachio. Is Conrade's disappearance a
Shakespearean oversight? Does he usually appear in performances of Act
5?

Question 2: Dogberry seems related to the constables in city comedies,
usually set in London. He does have the only wholly English name in the
play. Why an English name? Is he supposed to be connected to an English
comic type?

Question 3: While Leonato and Antonio bring about the reconciliation
with Claudio and Don Pedro, it is the Friar who comes up with the idea
of sending out the news that Hero is dead. When Claudio learns that he
has wronged Hero, he agrees to a "penance," including an annual rite at
Hero's tomb and marriage to the "cousin," Hero in disguise. Is there a
religious basis for the Friar's advice? Would a penance ever have been
what a lay person could contrive?

Your answers will be appreciated.

Cheers,
Jack Heller

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Edgar's Disguises

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1178  Monday, 29 April 2002

From:           Larry Barkley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 27 Apr 2002 12:58:36 -0700
Subject:        Edgar's Disguises

Dear Shakespeareans:

In a brief look through the Sh. Bibliography, I have not found anyone
addressing the reason(s) behind the multiple disguises Edgar employs
throughout KL.  Can someone direct me to criticism addressing Edgar's
various disguises?  Please feel free to answer off list.

Thank you,
Larry

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