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Shakespeare Newsletter 52:3
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0405  Thursday, 27 February 2003

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Feb 2003 15:25:29 -0800
Subject:        Shakespeare Newsletter 52:3

The 253rd issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* (Fall 2002, volume 52:3)
has news, articles, reviews, and features that will be of interest to
members of SHAKSPER.

News:

The cover is shared by SHAKSPER's Tony Burton's article *Laertes's
Rebellion: Further Aspects of Inheritance Law in Hamlet*, a follow-up to
a fascinating article a few months ago, and
*Shakespeare@computer.horizions* by the renowned Marvin Spevack.

Inside, you will find abstracts from the 2002 SAA seminar *Dancing in
the Dark: Shakespearean Comedy on Film*, plus calls for papers,
conference announcements, and a note about another special Shakespeare
issue of *Literature/Film Quarterly*.  There is also a short piece on a
Shakespeare memorial in the City of London.

Articles:

*The Fourth Centenary of Hamlet* by Peter Milward, suggesting new
readings in that play.

*Shakespeare's Weddings (And Other Rites)* by Richard Levin, about why
Christian rituals were not depicted, except as parodies or dumb shows,
on the early modern stage.

*The Merchant of Venice: An Interpretive Note* by Joel Friedman, trying
to understand what Shylock means when he says that Antonio looks like "a
fawning publican."

*Shakespeare's Giulio Romano: The Winter's Tale* by Stanford S.
Apseloff, which looks at Romano, how he was known in England, and the
use Shakespeare and Jonson made of his reputation.

Reviews:

Harold Love's *Attributing Authorship: An Introduction* reviewed
alongside K. K. Ruthven's *Faking Literature*, and *The Forger's Shadow:
How Forgery Changed the Course of Literature*, by Nick Groom.

*A Synoptic Hamlet: a Critical-Synoptic Edition of the Second Quarto and
First Folio Texts of Hamlet* by Jesus Tronch-Perez.

*Shame in Shakespeare*, by Ewan Fernie.

Performance reviews of the RSC's *Winter's Tale* and the Stratford
Festival's *King Lear*

Features:

Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals".

Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with SHAKSPER favorite
John W. Velz.

*Shakespeare Newsletter* is a wonderful bargain at just $3.75 an issue
($4.25 outside the U.S.). Two-year subscriptions ($30 US, $34 foreign)
are preferred. Subscribers outside the U.S. should use a credit card to
save on extortionate bank charges. Please send subscription orders to
"The Shakespeare Newsletter," Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New
Rochelle, NY 10801.

Mike Jensen,
Contributing Editor

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