2002

From York

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1775  Thursday, 15 August 2002

From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, August 15, 2002
Subject:        From York

Dear SHAKSPEReans:

I am in York and thoroughly enjoying my holiday (except perhaps when I
am behind the wheel of the car facing hairpin turns and blind summits 


Boring or Enlightening Children

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1772  Monday, 12 August 2002

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 09 Aug 2002 16:08:05 -0700
Subject:        Boring or Enlightening Children

Remembering that those who do not learn from the past are doomed to
repeat it, and noting several silly rounds about the merits of teaching
Shakespeare to children on SHAKSPER, let me quote a few lines I just
discovered.

*It has been argued by Mr. Bernard Shaw, among others, that...
associating drama and lessons... simply creates Shakespeare haters.
Therefore nobody under eighteen should be taken to Shakespeare
performance.  Others argue that the thing does not work out that way at
all: the children, for the most part, have a thoroughly good time and
are not in the least deterred.* Ivor Brown and George Fearon, THE LIVING
MONUMENT: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SHAKESPEARE INDUSTRY (Port Washington,
N.Y. and London, Kennikat Press: no date given.  This is a reprint of a
book first published in 1939.)

As one who once participated in this debate on-list, I'm embarrassed.
Perhaps it is time to study this instead of debate it with mere opinion
and personal experience instead of facts?

Hoping this does not start a new round, but thinking it will be of
interest to those who have argued this on SHAKSPER,

Mike Jensen

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Re: Branagh Hamlet on DVD

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1770  Monday, 12 August 2002

From:           Tanya Gough <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 8 Aug 2002 14:07:46 -0400
Subject: 13.1752 Branagh Hamlet on DVD?
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1752 Branagh Hamlet on DVD?

>I last heard it was supposed to be out last June.  Anyone know what
>happened or when it will be out?

Warner has pulled the title from its release schedule, with no
explanation or future date.  Word is, however, that when it does arrive,
it will be a double disc special edition with deleted scenes (yes,
deleted from the uncut, 4-hour film), commentaries, and much much more.
Perhaps Russell Jackson has heard something about the delay?

Warner does tend to be difficult to predict new releases, in general.
There's a good chance the DVD will just show up one day, without any
advance notice.  My guess is that you should look for them in November,
for the Christmas season, which would also coincide with the Christmas
release of the film in 1996.

Tanya Gough
Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue
www.bardcentral.com

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Re: Why Love Shakespeare?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1771  Monday, 12 August 2002

From:           Sam Small <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 10 Aug 2002 00:00:19 +0100
Subject: 13.1762 Why Love Shakespeare?
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1762 Why Love Shakespeare?

Whilst William Sutton does his daily tricks
Do think a little of the faulted man
Who penned the best and worst of all his heart,
Who sacrificed his pride that we see clear.
Computers' memory fills and so does Will's
A database of dreams for all to hear
Did William Sutton woo a younger girl?
Or did he praise the parts of fine young men?
It is a world of wondrous feats to see
Electric words and sparking thoughts at speed
A hardware rainbow and a software sun
And Suttons' Will in Scotland's proudest town
   And though the sonnets' passion's rising still
   I ask myself does Will love Will or Will?

SAM SMALL
http://www.passioninpieces.co.uk

(if you want rhymes, ask a poet)

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Re: James and Superstitions

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1769  Monday, 12 August 2002

From:           John W. Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 07 Aug 2002 19:15:21 -0400
Subject: 13.1761 James and Superstitions
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1761 James and Superstitions

James's fear of weaponry needs no more explanation than the history of
his native land, and old joke that goes:

   Q. How can you tell if a man is the true king of Scotland?
   A. He dies by violence.

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