2002

Jacques Pronunciations

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1713  Monday, 29 July 2002

From:           Patrick Foran <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 26 Jul 2002 08:31:34 -0700
Subject:        Jacques Pronunciations

I am in the midst of planning for a production of As You Like It, and am
caught up in the age old problem - pronunciation of the name.  With two
Jacques, this becomes even more problematic.  Kokeritz argues for
"Jakes" and the disyllabic "Jake-is" and claims there is no authority
for the pronunciation: "Jay-kweez" which Colaianni supports.

It seems that the two Jacques need to be pronounced differently for
clarity with Colaianni supporting "zhahk" for Jacques de Boys.

Not sure where to go from here.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Regards,
Patrick Foran

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Re: Michael Boyd and the Future of the RSC

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1712  Monday, 29 July 2002

[1]     From:   Brian Willis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 26 Jul 2002 10:51:19 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1709 Michael Boyd and the Future of the RSC

[2]     From:   Charles Weinstein <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 27 Jul 2002 09:10:14 -0400
        Subj:   Michael Boyd


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From:           Brian Willis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 26 Jul 2002 10:51:19 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 13.1709 Michael Boyd and the Future of the RSC
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1709 Michael Boyd and the Future of the RSC

Thanks Takashi. I am so pleased to hear about the selection of Michael
Boyd. After hearing what he has to say, and knowing that he truly
believes in this kind of work from his productions, I know the RSC is
finally in good hands again. He knows that to preserve an institution
like the RSC, one must jettison some of the deadweight that turns people
away from that tradition in order to ensure its survival.

After thinking about it more and more, I realize that perhaps the best
thing that could be done, and also perhaps the first significant move to
be made, is to demolish the RST. It is foolish to preserve it purely for
architectural reasons or the fact that Lord Olivier and so many good
actors performed there. What is important is that a good space for those
actors to come (and return) to is erected, a place people will want to
come see because of its new reputation, a place where, like the Swan,
people are truly excited to see Shakespeare performed and made alive.

Boyd used every inch of the Swan to his advantage for the Henry
VI/Richard III tetralogy. I know he will be equally as resourceful with
the RSC and I trust his artistic decision making.

Brian Willis

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From:           Charles Weinstein <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 27 Jul 2002 09:10:14 -0400
Subject:        Michael Boyd

My one experience of Michael Boyd's work was his frigidly geometric
production of The Broken Heart at the Swan in 1994.  But much can happen
in eight years.  Let's hope he's grown (or thawed) and let's hope he
revivifies the moribund RSC.  Of course, almost anything would be an
improvement.

--Charles Weinstein

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Gabriel Harvey and QE 1

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1710  Monday, 29 July 2002

From:           Steve Sohmer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 26 Jul 2002 10:29:59 EDT
Subject:        Gabriel Harvey and QE 1

Dear Friends,

I'm searching for a reference to Gabriel Harvey's encounter with Queen
Elizabeth at Audley End in 1578. I know I've read a description of this
episode somewhere. Can someone please advise me where to find it?

Many thanks.

Steve

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Masters (by Research) Dissertations

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1711  Monday, 29 July 2002

From:           Thomas Larque <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 26 Jul 2002 15:49:09 +0100
Subject:        Masters (by Research) Dissertations

I am currently trying to get hold of British dissertations, on
Shakespeare or other Renaissance Drama or Literature topics, written to
satisfy the requirements of a Masters degree by research (either for a
specific MPhil course - not a PhD dissertation that was marked down - or
for an MA by research - not a shorter dissertation intended to satisfy
part of the requirements of a taught MA course).

Does anybody have a dissertation of this kind that they would be willing
to copy and send out to an interested student?  I would be willing to
pay duplication and postage costs within reasonable limits.

I am hoping to go on to an MPhil or MA by research course after
completing my undergraduate degree, and would very much like to read
some equivalent Masters dissertations to see what level of writing and
research is expected to obtain a postgraduate degree at this level.
Although American PhD and taught MA dissertations seem to be very easily
available (via UMI), British Masters degrees seem much harder to locate
and obtain.

If anybody can help me with this search, please E-Mail me at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Thanks.

Thomas Larque
"Shakespeare and His Critics"
http://shakespearean.org.uk

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Michael Boyd and the Future of the RSC

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1709  Friday, 26 July 2002

From:           Takashi Kozuka <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 26 Jul 2002 09:12:48 +0100 (BST)
Subject:        Michael Boyd and the Future of the RSC

Michael Boyd was named yesterday as the RSC


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