2003

Re: Endings of Titus Andronicus

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0421  Friday, 28 February 2003

From:           Russell McKenzie Fehr <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 27 Feb 2003 23:27:55 -0500
Subject:        Re: 14.0401 Endings of Titus Andronicus

Mr. Stone, in his previous post, suggests that Peachum saw an earlier
version of the play. While this could be the case, I suspect a different
theory. In my theory, Peachum did see TA as it exists today. However,
when he went to draw a picture later, his memory on some parts failed
him (as it seems to have failed Simon Forman, for example, when writing
about "Macbeth"), and he drew a confused picture. For example, he could
have confused the two sons who stay alive throughout the play with the
one killed at the start, and, remembering the role Aaron plays later in
the play, thought that he played an important role in Act I.

Russell McKenzie Fehr

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Oprah Recommends Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0420  Friday, 28 February 2003

From:           Brian Willis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 27 Feb 2003 11:36:12 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Oprah Recommends Shakespeare

Apparently, Oprah Winfrey is reviving her book club but this time, she's
going to be reading and recommending the classics. From USA Today:

"Shakespeare, Steinbeck, Faulkner, Hemingway. Those are the authors
she's reading now - 'It's a gift to myself', she says - and they'll
likely make the list.  The new round of reading tentatively is titled
'Traveling With The Classics'; Winfrey will visit the settings of the
authors' works."

No word if she is going to the coast of Bohemia yet. :)

Brian Willis

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Re: Privy Chamber

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0418  Friday, 28 February 2003

From:           John Briggs <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 27 Feb 2003 22:26:12 -0000
Subject: 14.0393 Re: Privy Chamber
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0393 Re: Privy Chamber

As a footnote to the information on the Privy Chamber, I should point
out that in 1660 there were quite separate posts for the Grooms of the
Bedchamber, Grooms of the Privy Chamber and Grooms of the Great
Chamber.  When the King's Men had ranked as Grooms of the Chamber under
James I, that meant the Great Chamber and they had no access to the
Privy Chamber.  The Revels was also part of the Lord Chamberlain's
Department and responsible for the censorship of plays until the
separate post of Examiner of Plays (still under the Lord Chamberlain)
was set up in 1737.

See: J.C. Sainty & R.O. Bucholz (compilers), Officials of the Royal
Household, 1660-1837. Part I: Department of the Lord Chamberlain and
associated offices, (University of London, Institute of Historical
Research, 1997) (Office-Holders in Modern Britain, XI)

John Briggs

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Jimmy Homosapien

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0419  Friday, 28 February 2003

From:           Graham Hall <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 27 Feb 2003 17:06:21 +0000
Subject:        Jimmy Homosapien

James's interest in mattress pressing politics, his Gentlemen of the
Bedchamber, his boyfriends and the political ramifications thereof are
touched upon in a new life ("The Cradle King: A Life of James VI and I"
by Alan Stewart - Chatto and Windus). Coincidentally, the political and
social maelstrom arising from the interaction between two other monarchs
who, like Jimmy, were deeply entangled by and with curious men - his
mummy and Elizabeth - are covered in a new study ("Elizabeth and Mary:
Cousins, Rivals, Queens" by Jane Dunn - HarperCollins).

Almost a thousand pages and forty quid the pair if some peripheral
reading is your delight.

Best wishes,
Graham Hall

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Shakespeare magazine

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0417  Friday, 28 February 2003

From:           Mike LoMonico <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 27 Feb 2003 15:45:39 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare magazine

Dear friends:

Shakespeare magazine is a publication of Georgetown University and
Cambridge University Press.  We begin our 7th year of publication with
the Winter 2003 edition, focusing on Teaching "King Lear."  If you would
like to subscribe or have let your subscription lapse, simply go to
www.shakespearemag.com/subscribe.asp and insure that you'll receive this
issue.

Here is a sampling of the Winter 2003 issue:

Table of Contents

News on the Rialto
    Featuring all the most current news about performances, films,
conferences, and events.

"Rebellious Kids Act Up in Boston"
    Keri Cahill dicusses the Rebel Shakespeare Company

Teaching King Lear
"Using the Quarto and Folio to Explore Character, Staging, and Story"
Steven Urkowitz tells of the bothers and benefits of using text variants
in King Lear

"Playing King Lear"   A list of some of history's King Lears

"Into the Storm: Helping Kids Connect to that 'Crazy Old Man'" Sharon
Hollon shows how she gets her students to perform the storm scene from
King Lear.

"Hollywood Endings-Nahum Tate to Julia Roberts" John Fennell explains
how he uses Nahum Tate's Family Shakespeare in class.  This article
includes the final scene from Tate's Lear.

"King Lear on Film and Video"  A brief look at the major Lear films,
videos, and adaptations

Broadsheet:  "Shakespeare's Special Effects" An instant lesson showing
the power of language in the "Dover Cliff" speech.

A sneak preview of the entire issue is available at
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The preview includes a bonus article on teaching "King Lear" by Melissa
Borgmann:   http://www.shakespearemag.com/winter03/borgmann.asp

"Looking at Lear's Speeches"    Melissa Borgmann uses two different
speeches of Lear to Cordelia to illustrate themes of love,
transformation, redemption, and forgiveness.

Best,
Michael LoMonico, Editor
Shakespeare Magazine
10 Mapleshade Lane
Stony Brook, NY  11790
631.689.7619
http://www.shakespearemag.com

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