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Shakespeare Newsletter 253
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2368  Tuesday, 03 December 2002

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Monday, 02 Dec 2002 16:17:38 -0800
Subject:        Shakespeare Newsletter 253

The 253rd issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* (Summer 2002, volume
52:2) has news, articles, reviews, and features that will be of interest
to members of SHAKSPER.

News:

The cover story is on Kevin Kline receiving the Gielgud "Golden Quill"
award from the Shakespeare Guild.  Coverage includes the award ceremony
and an overview of Mr. Kline's career, especially as a Shakespearean
actor.

Inside, you will find the minutes of the May meeting of the Columbia
University Seminar (featuring Fran Teague on Shakespeare performance in
North America through the eighteenth century and what it tell us), and
abstracts from the 2002 SAA seminar *Observers and Interpreters of the
Shakespearean Stage: 1570-1642*.

Articles: *Gracious Silence in Shakespeare* by SHAKSPERian John W. Velz,
examining characters who do not speak when you would expect them to.

*Macbeth and the Uncertainties of the Succession Law* by Albert Rolls,
finding that Shakespeare dramatizes the Scottish monarchy moving from
elective to hereditary, and the problems inherent in a hereditary
monarchy.

*Vote for Shakespeare: Romanian Translations and Productions* by Monica
Matei Chesnoiu, a look at nineteenth and twentieth century translations
and productions, and how they have evolved in their political and
cultural contexts.

*Costumes in the Classroom" by Susan Day, which outlines the benefits of
using costumes when teaching Shakespeare.

Reviews:

*The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare* reviewed alongside *The Oxford
Companion to Shakespeare*.

*Teaching Shakespeare on Screen*, edited by Neil E. Bechervaise.

*Shakespeare and the Drama of His Time* by Martin Wiggins.

A performance review of the RSC's *Antony and Cleopatra*, *Edward III*,
and *Pericles, Prince of Tyre*.

*Shakespeare and the Modern Theatre: The Performance of Modernity*,
edited by Michael Bristol and Kathleen McLuskie, with Christopher
Holmes.

*Shakespeare: A Beginner's Guide* by Roni Jay.

Features:

Michael Best's "Electronic Shakespeares" on plagiarism and the internet.

Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals".

Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with Brian Vickers.

*Shakespeare Newsletter* is a wonderful bargain at just $3.75 an issue
($4.25 outside the U.S.). Two-year subscriptions ($30 US, $34 foreign)
are preferred. Subscribers outside the U.S. should use a credit card to
save on extortionate bank charges. Please send subscription orders to:
The Shakespeare Newsletter," Iona College, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

Mike Jensen,
Contributing Editor

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