2002

Pop Shakespeare References

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1673  Monday, 22 July 2002

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 19 Jul 2002 14:50:13 -0400
        Subj:   Hamlet Toilet Training Book

[2]     From:   Arthur Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 22 Jul 2002 10:34:28 +0800 (SGT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1623 Pop Shakespeare References


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From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 19 Jul 2002 14:50:13 -0400
Subject:        Hamlet Toilet Training Book

Linda Johns (a pen name?) To Pee or Not to Pee. Illustrated by Dana
Regan. All by Myself Books.

(I have a two and a half year old.)

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From:           Arthur Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 22 Jul 2002 10:34:28 +0800 (SGT)
Subject: 13.1623 Pop Shakespeare References
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1623 Pop Shakespeare References

Another item for Richard Burt's next bibliography: according to reviews,
Victoria Glendinning's new novel _Flight_ (Scribner, 2002) works by
sustained analogy to Antony and Cleopatra, with occasional glances at
Julius Caesar.

Arthur Lindley

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All-Male Shrew

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1672  Monday, 22 July 2002

From:           Steve Roth <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 19 Jul 2002 10:19:27 -0700
Subject:        All-Male Shrew

Hi All:

I'm posting this message for Stephanie Shine, artistic director of
Seattle Shakespeare Company <http://seattleshakes.org>. She's staging an
all-male Shrew in t

I've explained to her how the boy system worked in S.'s day (female
leads played by late-teen boys with years of resident apprenticeship,
who were probably less physically developed than late teens today), and
how we can't hope to re-create it. But I didn't have much input on how
to address the contemporary situation.

Advice welcome both in general, and particular relating to Shrew.

Questions:

How does/can an all-male production illuminate the text?

What are the pitfalls?

What works better? Worse?

Is the audience able to forget that they're watching adult males playing
females--suspend their disbelief?

If not, how does/can that inform the play?

Feel free to answer other questions that you think would help her.

Thanks,
Steve
http://princehamlet.com

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Re: Heaven and Christ Images in All's Well

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1670  Monday, 22 July 2002

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 19 Jul 2002 07:16:37 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1667 Re: Heaven and Christ Images in All's Well

[2]     From:   Annalisa Castaldo <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 20 Jul 2002 14:06:14 -0400
        Subj:   RE: SHK 13.1667 Re: Heaven and Christ Images in All's Well


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From:           Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 19 Jul 2002 07:16:37 -0700
Subject: 13.1667 Re: Heaven and Christ Images in All's Well
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1667 Re: Heaven and Christ Images in All's Well

In a thread on the morality of All's Well, Anna Karnaralli argues that
our assessment of Isabella  "just depends on whether you think refusing
to be sexually coerced, and getting angry about it, is regarding oneself
as morally superior."

Isn't that more or less what Bertram is doing, refusing to be coerced
into marriage?  A lot of people who approve of Isabella's resistance do
not approve of his, however.  It strikes me that our judgements of these
plays bear a strong correlation to what we think of men and women
generally.

Cheers,
Se


Book Recommendation: _Hamlet's Dresser_

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1671  Monday, 22 July 2002

From:           Chris Gordon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 19 Jul 2002 10:36:00 -0500
Subject:        Book Recommendation

I just finished reading Bob Smith's wonderful, engaging memoir _Hamlet's
Dresser_ and want to recommend it to fellow Shakespeareans. Smith first
came to my attention in a front page article in the New York Times in
the 1990s, which talked about his work reading/teaching Shakespeare with
seniors in various places in New York City. He is clearly a gifted
teacher, and his passion for Shakespeare is something his memoir conveys
beautifully. Definitely worth reading. It was published earlier this
year by Simon and Schuster.

Kit Gordon

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Re: Her C's . . .

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1669  Monday, 22 July 2002

[1]     From:   Himadri Chatterjee <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 19 Jul 2002 14:18:41 +0100 (BST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1665 Her C's . . .

[2]     From:   Steven Marx <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 19 Jul 2002 07:43:23 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1665 Her C's . . .


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From:           Himadri Chatterjee <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 19 Jul 2002 14:18:41 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 13.1665 Her C's . . .
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1665 Her C's . . .

I had always thought that Hamlet's "country matters" conceals an obscene
pun. Was I wrong in thinking this?

Regards, Himadri

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From:           Steven Marx <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 19 Jul 2002 07:43:23 -0700
Subject: 13.1665 Her C's . . .
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1665 Her C's . . .

When I directed a student production years ago, the funniest part of
this bit struck me as the previous phrase, "thus makes she her great
P's."  It comes at the point where Malvolio is crouched down, first
scrutinizing the letter left on the floor of the stage.  I like to use
it as an example of what one learns by physically performing the lines.

Steven Marx

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