2002

Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2040  Wednesday, 9 October 2002

[1]     From:   Claude Caspar <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 8 Oct 2002 10:56:00 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2034 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet

[2]     From:   John Zuill <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 08 Oct 2002 13:35:43 -0300
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2034 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet

[3]     From:   Clifford Stetner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 8 Oct 2002 23:28:43 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2034 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Claude Caspar <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 8 Oct 2002 10:56:00 -0400
Subject: 13.2034 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2034 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet

John W. Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> responds to David Bishop
<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>:

>>Shakespeare's ghost may
>>contribute as much to folk belief as it takes from it.
>
>Dorothy L. Sayers says as much, as I recall, in her introduction to the
>"Purgatorio".  But note that Shakespeare is only reflecting the
>Purgatory of his age; Dante's mountain of faith, of hope, and of love,
>of Paradise deferred, but not denied, is quite alien to the Hell annexe
>found even in the most liberal 16th-century RCism.

Careful, lest you be tried for treason, Bloom bases his whole Aesthetic
on this principle...

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           John Zuill <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 08 Oct 2002 13:35:43 -0300
Subject: 13.2034 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2034 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet

The issue of the Ghost and the quick asides to Religion bring up
something that has always seemed peculiar to me. God, as a power, does
not get much of a role in Shakespeare. For such a broad writer God
(correct me if I am wrong) is never evoked for aid, prayed to on stage
(Claudius doesn't count) and only once is there a reference to what God
might think (Somewhere in the Henrys when York gets his head taken off
by Margaret).  One of the wonderful things about Isabel in M for M is
that she believes in God but gets on with life on her own initiative.
Other gods do appear but rarely ( I am thinking of Hymen in As You Like
It and Hecate in Macbeth if you count it). I am no scholar of
Shakespeare in historical context or the history of religion but
Shakespeare seems sort of like an Elizabethan deist and the conversation
about organized Christianity doesn't seem appropriate.

[3]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Clifford Stetner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 8 Oct 2002 23:28:43 -0400
Subject: 13.2034 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2034 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet

I recall reading somewhere that "that same star" is a reference to a
meteor that appeared around the time of Hamlet's production. If so,
yesterday's event in Colorado seems like the same phenomenon. Is it
possible that the ghost is in part merely a literary symbol for an
uncanny experience shared by a number of night watchers (the School of
Night)?

http://www.denverpost.com/cda/article/print/0%2C1674%2C36%257E53%257E910080%
2C00.html

Tuesday, October 08, 2002 - For the second night in a row - and at
almost the exact same time - people across Colorado state saw a
streaking fireball shoot across the sky early Monday night.
....
Robert Stencel, a professor of astronomy at the University of Denver,
said two similar events on consecutive nights was not necessarily
unusual, especially for this time of year.
....
"If one large chunk flies by, it's possible that smaller pieces are
traveling in similar orbits," Stencel said. "There might be a modest
armada of boulders around it."
....
While the appearance of such prominent fireballs two nights in a row is
interesting, Stencel said, it is not an extraordinary event. "It's
probably a 1 or 2 on a scale of 10," he said.

Clifford Stetner
CUNY
http://phoenixandturtle.net

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Re: Actor Biographies

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2039  Wednesday, 9 October 2002

From:           Dave Kathman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 08 Oct 2002 07:39:00 -0700
Subject: 13.2030 Actor Biographies
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2030 Actor Biographies

Phil Rogers wrote:

>I apologize in advance for this request.  I think that a few months ago
>someone referred to a series of biographies of Renaissance actors (in
>Notes & Queries?).  I'd like to see those, but I've just searched the
>archives and I can't find the information; I have to admit that I'm
>probably one of the least computer literate members of this group.  But
>can anyone help me?

You must be thinking of Marc Eccles' series of articles called
"Elizabethan Actors", which appeared in Notes & Queries in four parts
between 1991 and 1993.  Here are the citations:

Mark Eccles, "Elizabethan Actors I: A-D", N&Q 236 (1991), 38-49.
Mark Eccles, "Elizabethan Actors II: E-J", N&Q 236 (1991), 454-61.
Mark Eccles, "Elizabethan Actors III: K-R", N&Q 237 (1992), 293-303.
Mark Eccles, "Elizabethan Actors IV: S to End", N&Q 238 (1993), 165-76.

These are not really "biographies" per se, but rather groupings of
biographical facts, most not appearing in the standard reference works,
that Eccles had collected over several decades from both published
sources and unpublished archival ones.  It turns out that there are
quite a few errors in Eccles' citations for the archival sources, and
Bill Ingram has been systematically tracking down the originals and
correcting Eccles' citations as part of a larger project he's working
on.

My own Biographical Index of English Drama Before 1660 has citations to
a lot of published biographical information, including the above Eccles
articles, arranged alphabetically by name.  It also has very basic
biographical information about each person, and I eventually plan to
expand it into an actual biographical dictionary with narrative
biographies about each person.  The index part is available online:

http://shakespeareauthorship.com/bd/

Dave Kathman
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Pity the Poor Editor: Part Two

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2037  Tuesday, 8 October 2002

From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Subject:        Pity the Poor Editor: Part Two

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

[Editor


Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2038  Wednesday, 9 October 2002

[1]     From:   Dave Kathman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 08 Oct 2002 07:19:33 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2027 Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote

[2]     From:   Carl Fortunato ,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
        Date:   Tuesday, 8 Oct 2002 10:26:42 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2027 Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote

[3]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, October 09, 2002
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2027 Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Dave Kathman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 08 Oct 2002 07:19:33 -0700
Subject: 13.2027 Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2027 Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote

Hadd Judson wrote:

>Not to nitpick I think her royal highness's first name is spelled as
>"Barbara" and not as "Barbra".

No, it's spelled "Barbra".  See her official web site:

http://www.barbrastreisand.com/

>Ms. Streisand has stated that she would
>leave the US if W Bush were to become President.

Actually, she didn't say that; at a White House dinner in December 2000
(after Bush had been elected but while Clinton was still in office) she
said, "I don't think you'll see me around here for at least four more
years."  But "here" in her comment meant the White House, not the U.S.
See this page on the great snopes.com, which surveys the allegations
that various celebrities (most notably Alec Baldwin) said that they
would leave the U.S. if Bush were elected:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/leave.htm

Dave Kathman
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Carl Fortunato ,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Date:           Tuesday, 8 Oct 2002 10:26:42 EDT
Subject: 13.2027 Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2027 Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote

     Ms. Streisand has stated that she would
     leave the US if W Bush were to become President.

No, she hasn't.

It looks like Ms. Streisand isn't the only one who read something false
in cyberspace and spread it.

[3]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Subject: 13.2027 Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2027 Re: Barbra Misattributes Quote

Enough on this one, please.

Hardy

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Webpage <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Re: "Barbican to stage the Bard - without RSC"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2036  Tuesday, 8 October 2002

From:           Martin Steward <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 8 Oct 2002 11:21:39 +0100
Subject: 13.2023 "Barbican to stage the Bard - without RSC"
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2023 "Barbican to stage the Bard - without RSC"

I am very pleased to hear that "that at last 


Subscribe to Our Feeds

Search

Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.