2002

Re: Lear's Reflections, et cetera

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2370  Tuesday, 03 December 2002

From:           David Evett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 2 Dec 2002 22:53:14 -0500
Subject: 13.2360 Lear's Reflections, et cetera
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2360 Lear's Reflections, et cetera

H. R. Greenberg suggests that early modern musical treatments of the
story of David and Absolom might somehow play into *King Lear.* I know
of deeply moving pieces on that theme attributed to Thomas Tompkins and
Thomas Weelkes.  But the story of an attractive young man led into
revolt against his father by a wily older advisor seems more relevant to
the second tetralogy than *Lr*--Edmund certainly does not need any
tutelage from Cornwall to betray his father.

Lamentably,
David Evett

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Re: Early Modern Hunting Book

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2369  Tuesday, 03 December 2002

From:           Frank Whigham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 02 Dec 2002 19:48:48 -0600
Subject: 13.2354 Re: Early Modern Hunting Book
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2354 Re: Early Modern Hunting Book

Many thanks to all for the data; it was the Berry book I'd seen, but the
other references are very welcome.

Frank Whigham

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Re: Edgar and Edmund

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2367  Tuesday, 03 December 2002

[1]     From:   Sherri Fillingham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 2 Dec 2002 11:52:58 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2362 Re: Edgar and Edmund

[2]     From:   Claude Caspar <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 2 Dec 2002 12:36:34 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2362 Re: Edgar and Edmund

[3]     From:   Carol Barton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 2 Dec 2002 20:00:07 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2362 Re: Edgar and Edmund


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From:           Sherri Fillingham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 2 Dec 2002 11:52:58 EST
Subject: 13.2362 Re: Edgar and Edmund
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2362 Re: Edgar and Edmund

Tony Burton got near what I had been thinking, so I quote him here:

>When Cordelia asserts what we may loosely call her personal
>integrity (trying to include both Barton and Taft in my tent),
>she comes close to the Lutheran "Here I stand"  "I can do no
>other" assertion of individual

I was fortunate enough to see King Lear at the Stratford Festival this
past summer/fall.  This was a production starring Christopher Plummer
and directed by Jonathan Miller and was incredible on any number of
levels.

But I especially loved how he portrayed that original scene with the
daughters


Shakespeare Newsletter 253

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2368  Tuesday, 03 December 2002

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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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Courtney Love to Play Lady Macbeth

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2366  Monday, 02 December 2002

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 30 Nov 2002 21:23:40 -0500
Subject:        Courtney Love to Play Lady Macbeth

Courtney Love to play Lady Macbeth
Tuesday August 20, 2002
The Guardian

Courtney Love is to star as Lady Macbeth in a new adaptation of
Shakespeare's Scottish play, she has said.

The widow of Nirvana vocalist Kurt Cobain, and former rock star, told
her official website she had signed to play the contumelious Scottish
noblewoman for producer Luc Besson.
First-time director Vincent Regan will take charge of Miss June, which
will also feature Peter Mullen.

It will be Love's first major role since her 1996 appearance in The
People Vs Larry Flynt, in which she played the junkie wife of Woody
Harrelson's Hustler porn pioneer. She also featured in 1999's Man in the
Moon alongside Jim Carrey.

The singer and actor, currently involved in a dispute with the former
members of her late husband's band Nirvana over unreleased material,
says she fought off competition from a number of Oscar-winning actors to
win the role.

Besson currently has a remarkable nine films which he is either
producing, co-producing or executive producing for a 2003 release,
including an English language version of his action comedy Taxi, so fans
of the Bard should perhaps not hold their breath.

http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/Exclusive/0,4029,777722,00.html

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