2002

Re: Spain and Italy

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2410  Thursday, 12 December 2002

From:           Virginia Byrne <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 16:39:13 EST
Subject: 13.2399 Spain and Italy
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2399 Spain and Italy

The PBS production  in the fall 2001 emphasized the prince of Arragon's
Spanishness by making him a flamenco dancer...does that count?

Theater and life have a lot in common: they both often have problems in
the third act.

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Re: Richard II

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2409  Thursday, 12 December 2002

From:           Nancy Charlton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 09:40:15 -0800
Subject: 13.2398 Richard II
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2398 Richard II

John Cox asks:

>Does anyone know if the Deborah Warner *Richard II* (with Fiona
>Shaw in the title role) is available commercially?  Nancy Charlton
>mentioned that it's being broadcast this month, so it must exist on tape or
>DVD, and I'd very much like to order it for my college library.

When you go to Ovation's web site and click on "Shop" you get, not a
catalogue as on A&E or PBS, but a notice that Ovation's rights to air do
not include rights to sell media. You are directed to

Facets Multimedia Inc.
1517 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago IL 60614
1-800-532-2387

When I called them, however, I was told that they don't have most of the
things shown on Ovation but suggested that I call the Sales Dept on
their direct line, 1-800-331-6197.  The helpful customer service rep at
this number told me that the Fiona Shaw Richard II was first produced in
1997, and is not available on commercial video.

I think I gave the time wrong in my earlier post. It's 4 p.m. EST, not
alas PST. This means I have to watch it at 1 p.m., not feasible 4 p.m.
Wishful thinking, I guess! Not to say they might not show it again later
on, but there's no firm indication that I could find on the
website--which BTW is www.ovationtv.org

Nancy Charlton

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Why Love Shakespeare?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2407  Thursday, 12 December 2002

From:           William Sutton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 05:39:28 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Why Love Shakespeare?

Hi All,

Well, it's not exactly La Boheme but I will be presenting Why Love
Shakespeare? at the Trilogy Theatre, 341 44th Street between 8th and 9th
Avenue, on the 27 and 28th of December. So for all those SHAKSPERians in
the NYC neighbourhood you can call 917 378 70 34 to book tickets at a
pleasing 7,50 US dollars. I hope to meet some of you then.

Yours,
William Sutton

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Re: Baz Luhrman Review

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2408  Thursday, 12 December 2002

From:           Ted Dykstra <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 10:28:10 EST
Subject: 13.2404 Re: Baz Luhrman Review
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2404 Re: Baz Luhrman Review

It of course is no surpass to have such vehement bashing of anything
remotely modern from the mostly antiquated albeit distinguished and
witty subscribers to this list.

The one thing, the one interesting thing, anyway, that these outraged La
Boheme writers have in common: none of them have seen it. How arrogant.
How embarrassing, too.

If something becomes enormously popular, it is because someone involved
in the project is actually connected to what the masses want or need to
hear and see. The fact that one is NOT part of the overwhelming majority
does not make one some kind of visionary or champion of righteousness,
it just makes him/her an artist who has nothing to say to his/her
generation.

These posts remind me of the gentleman who thought teens could not
possibly comprehend Shakespeare, when really, it was he who couldn't
understand teens.

Just because it's beyond your ken, folks, at least do an artist's work
the courtesy of seeing it before you launch off on how you all wished
you'd been alive 3 centuries ago, where a lot of you belong, when I
guess everything was perfectly done because the books you read tell you
so.

Ted Dykstra

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Re: Montaigne, Florio, and Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2406  Thursday, 12 December 2002

From:           Michael B. Luskin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 09:07:40 EST
Subject: 13.2397 Montaigne, Florio, and Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2397 Montaigne, Florio, and Shakespeare

Robert Giroux' book on the sonnets stresses the connection between
Florio and Shakespeare, through Essex, but does not propose his wife as
a dark lady candidate, or so I recall.

mbl

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