2002

Re: "A Funeral Elegy"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1548  Monday, 24 June 2002

[1]     From:   Tanya Gough <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 21 Jun 2002 12:38:40 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1543 Re: "A Funeral Elegy"

[2]     From:   Richard Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 21 Jun 2002 13:20:57 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1543 Re: "A Funeral Elegy"

[3]     From:   Tom Reedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 21 Jun 2002 23:55:20 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 13.1543 Re: "A Funeral Elegy"

[4]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, June 24, 2002
        Subj:   Re: "A Funeral Elegy"


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From:           Tanya Gough <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 21 Jun 2002 12:38:40 -0400
Subject: 13.1543 Re: "A Funeral Elegy"
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1543 Re: "A Funeral Elegy"

>As I wrote five years ago in The Observer, the "unseemly
>rush to certitude in America will come to be seen as regrettable, even
>embarrassing."

Unfortunately, such events are far from uncommon.  The Stratford (Ont)
Festival this year is publishing the Sanders portrait in their programs
in the "about the author" section, giving validation to the assumption
that the attribution is correct.  I fear an embarrassing situation for
the Festival may occur, should the subject matter be disproved.

Tanya Gough
Poor Yorick
www.bardcentral.com

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From:           Richard Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 21 Jun 2002 13:20:57 -0700
Subject: 13.1543 Re: "A Funeral Elegy"
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1543 Re: "A Funeral Elegy"

In March of 1996 I posted to SHAKSPER that John Ford was the best choice
as the writer of the Funeral Elegy.  This was the first mention offering
Ford as the writer, and in his forthcoming book Brian Vickers credits me
with that, and for the two year's struggle at this place to promote the
attribution. Previously, Brian thought it might be by Simon Wastrel, but
he liked my arguments better. In the summer of 1996, Monsarrat was
doubtful that Shakespeare wrote the Elegy, but had not yet settled on
another author although he was in communication with Vickers.

Foster and myself exchanged several private letters in which I tried to
bring him over to Ford, but he said that the idea had been investigated
in depth, and that I was certainly wrong, and he asked what my
credentials were.  And evidently Ford had not been investigated at all,
the Shaxicon database not informed of his early verse.

Therefore, I find nothing at all graceful or scholarly in the man
regarding the Funeral Elegy.  My discovery came with no credentials, and
so it was ignored, even ridiculed.  It was not until Monsarrat and
Vickers came up with John Ford that Foster gave any attention to the
matter.

So, in these early years with Vickers behind Ford, and also Prof. Leo
Stock, who said he would "unhesitatingly" give the Funeral Elegy to
Ford, Foster was sticking to the Funeral Elegy as being by Shakespeare,
he was invested in that, as they say.  Now he recants, and Christine
Gilmore says it was a "remarkably graceful admission of an error."  No.
His error wasn't so awfully bad, many people were fooled and most of
them had credentials, but unfortunately none of them had a poetic ear.
Foster


Shakespeare magazine 6.2

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1547  Monday, 24 June 2002

From:           Mike LoMonico <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 21 Jun 2002 08:55:32 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Shakespeare magazine 6.2

The latest edition of Shakespeare magazine has just been published.

Articles include:

News on the Rialto

        A review of news, books, and theaters as well as a
state-by-state list of summertime Shakespeare.

"Not a mouse stirring at Orlando-UCF Festival."  Lyn Frick talks to
artistic Director Jim Helsinger about the new Florida Shakespeare
Center.

INVENTIVE TEACHERS AND INVESTED STUDENTS

"The best actors in the world." G. G. Garth spends the weekend in New
York at the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.

"She was alive all the time."  Carolyn Henly makes a case for teaching
"The Winter's Tale" in high school.

Teaching love and understanding through Shakespeare.  Melissa Borgmann
and Lisa McDonagh show how their collaborative unit brought students
from Minnesota and Massachusetts together.

Politically correct sonnets.  Deanna Hebbert has her students bowdlerize
the sonnets.

Broadsheet:  "Hang there, my verse." Keli Brownell contributes an
anthology of poems from her Southern California students.

www.shakespearemag.com

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*Perlman, Stephen B." <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

I am not in the academy, but am rather a 56 year old lawyer at the
Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray.  I'm a magna cum laude graduate of
Brown University (1967), where I majored in physics but learned to love
Shakespeare through several courses with the late Elmer Blistein.  I'm a
1970 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.  I've read all of
Shakespeare's plays and have enjoyed productions in London and Stratford
of Hamlet, Macbeth (with Derek Jacobi), A Midsummer Night's Dream (my
first realization of how laugh-aloud funny a Shakespeare comedy could
be), Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar (at the reconstructed Globe Theatre),
King Lear, Henry IV Part 2, and The Tempest.  I've read scholarly works
on Shakespeare and have enjoyed the rendition of "all of Shakespeare's
plays in 90 minutes" by The Reduced Shakespeare Company.

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*Plesh, Melanie <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

I am writing to request inclusion in your Shaksper electronic discussion
group. My desire is primarily fueled by my personal interest in the work
of Shakespeare (one of the greatest summers of my life was the one
during which I read all of the history plays in chronological order
according to the subjects of the plays, rather than in order of
publication.). I love to be around other people who also love
Shakespeare's work. I'm avid in my desire to hear and read other
peoples' understandings. I have never studied Shakespeare formally
except for one one-semester course at the University of New Orleans. I'm
just in love with him. For me, Shakespeare, Dostoevski, and Faulkner
share space on a pinhead. I do have some professional interest, although
the professional interest came directly from my personal interest. I
teach high school literature and writing, and several years ago created
a Shakespeare elective course at my school, which is extremely popular.
The only prerequisite for joining the elective course is a love for
Shakespeare's work. There's nothing in the world like being in a room
full of people with the same love, especially when they're adolescents
and see in such a fresh way, and whose love is pure and beyond their
understanding.

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My name is Fabricio Chalub, I was born in 1976 and currently residing in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  I work at the Computing Department of the
Graduate School of Economics at Getulio Vargas Foundation (EPGE/FGV).
My interest in S. is purely personal and I wanted to join SHAKSPER to
listen (hopefully contribute?) to what more devoted people have to say
about his works.  [I may have a project for the future involving a web
site on my mind, but this is nothing concrete.]

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*Zaffrann, Katie <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

My name is Katie Zaffrann and I am in my third year pursuing a Bachelor
of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre at Syracuse University.  Syracuse
has a highly ranked and well-renowned Drama program and this fall I will
be studying abroad in London through our program there, which has a
partnership with London's Globe Theatre.  In addition to my study of
Shakespeare's text for the performance aspect, I am an English minor and
will be taking a number of classes to get different viewpoints on and
ways of approaching his works.  While abroad, I also will be beginning
my thesis project in hopes of graduating with honors, and am considering
a Shakespearean emphasis for that project.  I read about the listserv in
a New York Times article, and am excited about its possibilities with my
future work.

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*Laughlin, Nicholas <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Biography: Born 1975 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. BA in English
Literature, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
(2000). Currently editor at a small publishing house specialising in
Caribbean titles. Particular interests: Hamlet; the history of
Shakespeare performance in former colonies of the British Empire; the
1769 Stratford Jubilee; the influence of Shakespeare on contemporary
poetry.

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*Finnis, John <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy, Oxford University (since 1989);
Biolchini Family Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame (since
1995); Fellow and Praelector of University College, Oxford, since 1966.
Fellow of the British Academy (since 1990). Books: Natural Law and
Natural Rights (OUP, 1980);  Fundamental of Ethics (OUP, 1983); Aquinas:
Moral, Political and Legal Theory (OUP, 1998); etc.  Current interests:
biography of William Sterrell.  See Patrick Martin & John Finnis, "The
Identity of 'Anthony Rivers'", Recusant History 26 (2002) 39-74; Patrick
Martin & John Finnis, "Thomas Thorpe and the Catholic Intelligencers"
forthcoming in The English Literary Renaissance.

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*Judson, William Haddon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

My background is in engineering physics, both solid state and liquid
state.  Currently I am involved in designing data base architecture for
MRP business systems: Fourth Shift Manufacturing Software Systems.  And
general data base design. My interest in William Shakespeare started as
soon as I could read.  I have read every piece of Shakespeare's works
that I could find.  I am interested in everything and anything regarding
Shakespeare.  I feel that Shakespeare had an excellent grasp of human
nature and a lucid and erudite way of expressing his thoughts, feeling
and emotions.  At one time I tried to write in a similar vain as
Shakespeare, but it was not even close to rank amateur. My second
literary interest is in works of William Congeve (the Playwright).  I
discovered both Congreves from both an engineering stand point, the
Congreves pump and Congreves rockets (Sir William Congreve), and the
butchering of William Congreves (the playwright) quotes from his "The
Mourning Bride".  "Hell hath" rather than "Hell has", etc. I feel that
to some extent William Congreve, the playwright, had continued along
Shakespeare's direction.

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*Downend, Michael <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Michael Downend & Karen Blomain: We're writers. Karen heads the
Professional Writing Program at Kutztown University (Penn system). My
new play, HIGH, THIN CIRRUS opens on July 25th at the Providence
Playhouse. Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films is making A TRICK OF LIGHT
based on Karen's novel.

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I am Albert Innaurato. I have been a playwright: my play Gemini is the
sixth longest running play in Broadway history, The Transfiguration of
Benno Blimpie has been given widely internationally as has Gemini, I
directed it in London. I have won obies and other awards for plays such
as Gus and Al, Herself as Lust, Passione (the last play to be given in
the historic Morosco theater in Broadway before it was wrecked),
Earthworms. My most recent play Dreading Thecla was given its world
premiere at The Williamstown Theater Company in 1999. I have written for
TV and movies (not especially often or notably successfully, though I
did win the Emmy for Verna the USO Girl). I collaborated with
Christopher Durang on a number of parody plays, when younger performing
in them with him. Our longest effort, The Idiots' Karamazov was revived
at Harvard's ART theater in 2000.
I have written extensively on cultural matters for many publications. I
am a frequent contributor to The Arts and Leisure section of The New
York Times, Forbes Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Cond


Re: Flapdragons

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1546  Monday, 24 June 2002

From:           Dave Johnson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 21 Jun 2002 05:30:14 -1000
Subject: 13.1539 Re: Flapdragons
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1539 Re: Flapdragons

In clarification of my original question on flapdragons, through
diligent research during an evening with friends, we have determined
that neither raisins nor grapes float in any alcoholic beverage (or
water, for that matter).  That makes it hard to picture how one could
snatch raisins out of burning brandy, and impossible to picture
snatching burning grapes or raisins out of any alcoholic beverage if it
was deeper than half the width of a raisin.  Yet the quotes from various
Elizabethan and later sources make clear that this was a common
enjoyable activity.  I understand that one can drink flaming beverages
if one swigs quickly, but catching a raisin at the bottom of a flaming
liquid is quite different - and mustache threatening.

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Re: Theory Questioned

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1545  Friday, 21 June 2002

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 20 Jun 2002 17:13:32 -0700
Subject: 13.1532 Re: Theory Questioned
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1532 Re: Theory Questioned

>Wasn't it Keynes who said, "Anyone who says they dislike theory is
>simply in the grip of an older theory", or something to that effect?

And isn't that a cop out, a way of not grappling with the ideas
presented?

Mike Jensen

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