2002

Theory Questioned

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1529  Wednesday, 19 June 2002

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 18 Jun 2002 18:12:32 -0700
Subject:        Theory Questioned

There is an interesting article on Paula Moya's questioning of theory in
the 12 June *Stanford Report.*  It is part profile on Moya, and those
bits may not be of interest to all, but in between the profile is an
attempt to explain theory, and Moya's rebuke of theory.  The first two
paragraphs follow.  If this seems of interest, you may find the full
story here:
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/news/report/news/june12/moya-612.html

Literary scholarship never quite recovered its poise after
deconstruction dug its heels into the academy in the late 1970s, greatly
complicating how people make sense of books.

The theory set out to show how slippery and ambiguous -- even arbitrary
-- textual meanings are. It knocked the canon off its pedestal for
closer inspection and gave more force to questions about what made the
Great Books so great. Deconstruction also provided the burgeoning fields
of feminist, queer and African American criticism with a powerful tool
for interrogating and dismantling dominant paradigms, whose parts,
unexamined for centuries, had in places become corroded by age.

Mike Jensen

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Titus Andronicus Dates

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1528  Wednesday, 19 June 2002

From:           Suzanne L von Eck <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 17 Jun 2002 19:32:30 -0400
Subject:        Titus Andronicus Dates

The dates of the upcoming production of TITUS are June 20, 21 and 22 at
the East River Park in Lower Manhattan.  We now have an extension of
June 28th and 29th in Riverbank State Park, which is located at 145th
Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan, as well.

Regards,
Suzanne von Eck

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Re: Stop Your Mouth

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1526  Wednesday, 19 June 2002

From:           Herb Weil <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 16 Jun 2002 12:11:29 +0100
Subject: 13.1477 Stop Your Mouth
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1477 Stop Your Mouth

Apologies for the delayed response. I wanted to see the fine current RSC
production to see if anything relevant came in it. Not that I noticed.

The Q and F attribution to Leonato clearly deserves attention. I raised
it in a talk at Sussex in 1969, used it later in papers in Waterloo
Papers and Sh Survey.

No doubt there is significance in the terminal silencing of Beatrice
--as of so many other heroines in comedies. But I would not want to push
this too far. After all, if Beatrice becomes an equal partner in the
dance --as is usual but, of course, not necessary-- her silence is not
crucial, perhaps barely noticed by spectators.

Do you, Phyllis, or any one know about any production that convincingly
does much with the problematic and dark side that continues at the end
for so many readers?

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Workshop Announcement

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1527  Wednesday, 19 June 2002

From:           Nancy Charlton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 16 Jun 2002 21:04:25 -0700
Subject:        Workshop Announcement

Always a highlight of my Sundays, the Poetry Daily weekly newsletter
contained an announcement I thought I'd pass along. Not only does it
deal specifically with teaching Shakespeare, but places this squarely in
a context of teaching poetry. While the newsletter announcement gives no
date, the web site says July 24-27. --Nancy Charlton

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and author of _A Shakespearean Actor Prepares_, opens this conference
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William Catesby/Richard III

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1525  Wednesday, 19 June 2002

From:           Sophie Masson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 15 Jun 2002 20:39:59 +1000
Subject:        William Catesby/Richard III

Does anyone know if the William Catesby who is one of Richard's men in
Richard III was mentioned in Holinshed as being part of the entourage of
the king? Or is his name simply pucked from WS' memory of the Catesbys
of Lapworth Hall, whom he knew? (And Robin Catesby, the Elizabethan
William Catesby's son, grew up of course to become one of the primary
architects of the Gunpowder Plot).

The other thing is--is the extent of Richard's evil meant to be taken
sardonically? It has always seemed to me that there is a possibility
Shakespeare piles the evils on Richard's crooked back--making him out
Herod Herod, in fact--perhaps partly to make an ironic, hidden
anti-Tudor-propaganda point. Is this a reasonable position, or totally
out of the bounds of possibility?

Sophie Masson
Author site: http://www.northnet.com.au/~smasson

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