2002

Re: MM as Christian Allegory

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2237  Monday, 11 November 2002

[1]     From:   Frank Whigham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 08 Nov 2002 09:28:06 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2233 MM as Christian Allegory

[2]     From:   Jack Heller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 8 Nov 2002 15:17:46 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2233 MM as Christian Allegory

[3]     From:   Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 09 Nov 2002 18:00:06 -0800
        Subj:   MfM with Puppets


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From:           Frank Whigham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 08 Nov 2002 09:28:06 -0600
Subject: 13.2233 MM as Christian Allegory
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2233 MM as Christian Allegory

     (1) Would someone on the list please identify for me
     those books/articles in which G. Wilson Knight, Roy Battenhouse,
     and N.
     Coghill make their arguments for Measure for Measure as a
     Christian
     Allegory;

Such questions (occasions of reasonable curiosity in themselves) can be
answered by the investment of some time spent at a library or online
with the MLA Bibliography looking up the writings of these well-known
authors; I don't think Hardy should spend his time this way.

Frank Whigham

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From:           Jack Heller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 8 Nov 2002 15:17:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 13.2233 MM as Christian Allegory
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2233 MM as Christian Allegory

Measure for Measure and the divine right of kings? Debora Kuller
Shuger's Political Theologies in Shakespeare's England: The Sacred and
the State in Measure for Measure.

Jack Heller
Huntington College

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From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 09 Nov 2002 18:00:06 -0800
Subject:        MfM with Puppets

There is shortly to be a university production of MfM mixing student
actors with puppets.  If you care to learn more, you may do so here:

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/november6/bardpuppet-116.html

All the best,
Mike Jensen

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Much Ado About . . . Mountainmen???

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2236  Monday, 11 November 2002

From:           Alan J. Sanders <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 8 Nov 2002 10:18:27 -0500
Subject:        Much Ado About . . . Mountainmen???

I would like to solicit some feedback from this wonderful group of
Shakespeare scholars and aficionados.  There is an upcoming production
of "Much Ado About Nothing" to go up early next year in the North
Georgia area.  The director of this show is planning on setting the show
in the mountains of Appalachia to include a back-woods 'red-neck'
setting and deep accents.  The best comparison I can give is Shakespeare
meets "Deliverance" complete with dueling banjos and squealing pigs.
However, in an attempt to be as open-minded as possible, I have heard
that a lot of the dialect of the people who live in the Appalachians is
very similar to the accent held by many in England during the
colonization of the United States.  So, my questions are as follows:

1. Has this setting been tried or witnessed by anyone?  If so, what was
the result?

2. What are the 'gut reactions' of those who regularly attend
Shakespeare performance in choosing this locale and regional accent for
the story of "Much Ado"?

3. Lastly, is there really any truth to the comment of this idea of a
preserved English dialect in the hills of Appalachia?

Thanks, as always, for your time and efforts.  In the event this is (or
becomes) an off-topic thread, please feel free to e-mail me directly at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alan J. Sanders

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"Speaking Shakespeare"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2234  Friday, 8 November 2002

From:           Nancy Charlton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 07 Nov 2002 20:08:30 -0800
Subject:        "Speaking Shakespeare"

Seems to be Shakespeare Week at The Christian Science Monitor, with an
interview today about Patsy Rodenburg, voice coach extraordinaire and
author of _Speaking Shakespeare_ from Palgrave Macmillan. (Have I missed
some financial news and there's a new merger in the publishing world?)

Ms Rodenburger says that most actors fall into either "denial" or
"bluff" when they try to do Shakespeare, but either state betrays a lack
of comprehension and there's nothing for it but this: "To speak
Shakespeare is "not to shout it, not to emote it," she says. "Just
experience it."

Many star names are dropped in this article; Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes,
Ian McKellen, Olympia Dukakis, Nicole Kidman, Emily Watson (who Ms. R.
is apparently coaching for an appearance in "Twelfth Night").

The article links to Methuen Publishing and brief descriptions of all
Ms. Rodenburger's books.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1108/p20s02-almp.html

Nancy Charlton

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Re: Shakespeare's Bible

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2235  Monday, 11 November 2002

[1]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 08 Nov 2002 08:59:12 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2227 Re: Shakespeare's Bible

[2]     From:   Elliott H Stone <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 8 Nov 2002 18:46:02 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2209 Re: Shakespeare's Bible


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From:           R. A. Cantrell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 08 Nov 2002 08:59:12 -0600
Subject: 13.2227 Re: Shakespeare's Bible
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2227 Re: Shakespeare's Bible

>What other evidence is there that Shakespeare had a hand in the revision
>of the King James version?

You may want to read Miles Smith's To The Reader before trying too hard
to put Shakespeare on  staff.

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From:           Elliott H Stone <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 8 Nov 2002 18:46:02 EST
Subject: 13.2209 Re: Shakespeare's Bible
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2209 Re: Shakespeare's Bible

It is my understanding that there is at the Folger a Geneva Bible that
was purchased with the claim that it was a bible actually owned by
Shakespeare.  The Bible has been on view within the last few years. In a
class I recently attended at Harvard Professor Garber insisted that the
Geneva Bible (not necessarily the one at the Folger) was the Bible that
Shakespeare used. Annotations and marginalia in the Folger Bible have
been claimed by some to be in the hand of the Bard. These claims have
been pursued at great length on other sites

Elliott H Stone

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MM as Christian Allegory

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2233  Friday, 8 November 2002

From:           Larry Barkley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 7 Nov 2002 16:27:08 -0800
Subject:        MM as Christian Allegory

Two questions: (1) Would someone on the list please identify for me
those books/articles in which G. Wilson Knight, Roy Battenhouse, and N.
Coghill make their arguments for Measure for Measure as a Christian
Allegory; (2) I have been unable identify anyone as having made an
argument for Measure for Measure as an exploration by WS into
Absolutism/Divine Right of Kings. Is someone on the list aware of anyone
having suggested such a reading? As this request is a personal appeal,
rather than a possible discussion thread, please reply off list.

Thank you,
Larry

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