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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0355  Monday, 24 February 2003

[1]     From:   John W. Kennedy <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Feb 2003 09:22:37 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0341 Re: Shakespop

[2]     From:   John Ramsay <
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        Date:   Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 12:03:31 -0500
        Subj:   Shakespeare Wallah

[3]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 19:43:09 -0500
        Subj:   Shakespeare in Paradise in Harlem

[4]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 18:26:05 -0500
        Subj:   W. as Henry V


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From:           John W. Kennedy <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Feb 2003 09:22:37 -0500
Subject: 14.0341 Re: Shakespop
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0341 Re: Shakespop

The last three seasons of the New Jersey Renaissance Kingdom
(http://www.NJKingdom.com) have featured "The Tragedy of Errors", an
original farce by Christopher Guild in which, through a
miscommunication, performances of "Hamlet", "Romeo and Juliet", and
"Macbeth" start simultaneously on the same stage.  The result is an
intertextual stew a good deal richer than it at first sounds.

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From:           John Ramsay <
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Date:           Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 12:03:31 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare Wallah

Sun Feb 23 on Bravo at 7.30 AM

>From the Toronto Star TV Guide

'Shakespeare Wallah'
'An Indian playboy with an Indian mistress woos an Englishwoman from a
Shakespeare troupe.'
3-star rating

John Ramsay

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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 19:43:09 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare in Paradise in Harlem

Paradise in Harlem (VHS)

 dir. Joseph Seiden, 1939

Starring: Wilson, Frank Smith, Mamie Harris, Edna Mae Hall, Juanita
Astwood, Norman Everett, Francine Easton, Sidney Lovejoy, Alec

Directing: Seiden, Joseph
Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 83 minutes

Description (not by me): All Lem Anderson wants to do is perform
Shakespeare, but instead he's stuck in blackface in a Harlem vaudeville
show. When he witnesses a gangland hit, he is told by the mobsters to
leave town. Instead he decides to stay by the bedside of his sick wife.
But after Lem's nephew is threatened, Lem picks up and heads down south,
where he applies the black face again and starts drinking. When his new
boss tells him that he may have been a star in Harlem but he's nothing
in the South, Lem hits him and loses his job, ending up a pathetic drunk
in a dirty juke joint. But when his friends in Harlem decide to put on
OTHELLO for a church benefit, Lem's life seemingly begins anew--until
the gangsters realize that he's back in town. Frank Wilson came up with
the story and stars as Lem, getting support from such Harlem greats as
Mamie Smith, Juanita Hill, and Lucky Millinder, who perform exhilarating
song-and-dance numbers like "Harlem Blues," "I Gotta Put You Down,"
"Harlem Serenade," and "Why Am I So Blue?"

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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 18:26:05 -0500
Subject:        W. as Henry V?

So say a number of commentaors, as this interesting pice shows.

http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~cather/bush.html

"Step aside, I'll show thee a president": George W as Henry V?
Scott Newstrom

Conservative political commentators have been claiming Dubya as a
modern-day Prince Hal since the 1990s, eager to ascribe a kingly divine
right to a President who, from his assumption of the throne to his
current crusade, lacks justification.

Scott Newstrom is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Amherst
College.

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