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Re: 400th Anniversary of Elizabeth I
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0344  Monday, 24 February 2003

[1]     From:   Jeremy Ehrlich <
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        Date:   Thursday, 20 Feb 2003 10:32:14 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0302 400th Anniversary of Elizabeth I

[2]     From:   Kezia Vanmeter Sproat <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Feb 2003 12:18:35 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0338 Re: 400th Anniversary of Elizabeth I


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From:           Jeremy Ehrlich <
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Date:           Thursday, 20 Feb 2003 10:32:14 -0500
Subject: 14.0302 400th Anniversary of Elizabeth I
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0302 400th Anniversary of Elizabeth I

The Folger Shakespeare Library will celebrate Elizabeth I with a major
exhibition, a fully-illustrated catalogue, and related programs,
including performances of Maxwell Anderson's Elizabeth the Queen
featuring Michael Learned, early music concerts, a film festival with
the American Film Institute, lectures, receptions, special events, and
family programs.  The celebration begins March 21 and runs through
August 2, with performances and programs March 22 - May 11.

A smaller, traveling exhibition will be on view at Washington's Union
Station March 27 - April 13.  Afterwards, it will be on view at
Christie's in New York.

The web address for more information is
www.folger.edu/develop/QE1-6.asp.

We'll hope to see you--
Jeremy

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From:           Kezia Vanmeter Sproat <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Feb 2003 12:18:35 EST
Subject: 14.0338 Re: 400th Anniversary of Elizabeth I
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0338 Re: 400th Anniversary of Elizabeth I

Inspired by Nancy Charlton's noting the lack of reference to Wm Sh in
the Eliz I celebrations:

1. An old question:

Is there ANY way that the legend that Eliz1 asked Sh for a play about
Falstaff in love, the result being Merry Wives, and that he wrote it in
two or three weeks for the 1597 Garter ceremonies, could possibly be
true?

I'd greatly appreciate a discussion of (or reference to the best sources
for)
a) how such a commission might have happened, and
b) how (if factual) this story might have been transmitted to 1709 or
so, when it was first published 'by one of the Cibbers'.

2. Most discourse for the public is written at the 5th grade level, or
as elementary as possible. We got monetary rewards for writing at lower
reading levels when I worked in the private sector; it's not easy to do;
if the computerized analysis program said our texts were 7th grade
level, our boss was quite happy; 5th grade was cause for major
celebration. Note that the most expensive ads have no text at all, or
very very little. It's a good bet, the fewer words in an ad, the more
its creator(s) and producers are paid. Is this because "the masses" are
known, or assumed to be, stupid? I don't think so.

Kezia Vanmeter Sproat

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