2003

Henry VI Part 1 Questions

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0301  Monday, 17 February 2003

From:           Dave Johnson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 Feb 2003 09:34:33 -1000
Subject:        Henry VI Part 1 Questions

An article I recall reading argued that the red and white roses, though
symbols historically related to the Lancaster and the
Plantagenet-Mortimer-York factions, were not much stressed during the
wars between those factions.  I believe the article claimed that
Shakespeare elevated the importance of these rose symbols, and was
responsible for the strife between those two factions subsequently being
called "The War of the Roses".  Does anyone know whether this is
accurate or not?

I gather that the title "Dauphin", or "Dolphin" as it was probably
pronounced in Elizabethan England, means in French both the heir
apparent to the French crown and a porpoise-like mammal.  Does anyone
know the historical or mythological or heraldic linkage between the
French Prince and the ocean mammal?

Aloha,
Dave Johnson

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Position in Humanities Computing

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0300  Monday, 17 February 2003

From:           Michael Best <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 Feb 2003 11:14:55 -0800
Subject:        Position in Humanities Computing

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Re: Barred from Use

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0298  Monday, 17 February 2003

From:           Don Bloom <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 Feb 2003 11:24:19 -0600
Subject: 14.0275 Barred from Use
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0275 Barred from Use

Graham Hall writes,

>If I ruled the world - which I'm close to doing by the way - the first
>law I would enact would be that any journalist or article writer who
>used the term "Bard" with regard to Shakespeare would have their nose
>tweaked until they begged for mercy.

It is certainly a relief to discover that there will a turnover in the
position of World Ruler, as the incumbent is proving rather a
disappointment, not to say disaster.

I must concur with his platform of inflicting nasal punishment upon
"Bard"-mongers. Perhaps nasectomy could be performed on repeat
offenders, an appropriate Elizabethan touch.

Cheers,
don

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Re: The strangest thing happened....

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0299  Monday, 17 February 2003

From:           Ted Dykstra <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Fri, 14 Feb 2003 13:17:22 EST
Subject: 14.0289 The strangest thing happened....
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0289 The strangest thing happened....

A fantastic book recounting the true story of a 5 year old child who
exchanges letters with the fairies over the course of a few summers is a
real testament to the HUGE imagination that children have, should adults
be smart enough to stimulate them at the level they are capable of.

Her letters are left in an old growth covered outdoor fireplace, and the
old man who lives in the cottage next door to her answers on behalf of
the fairies, (never raising her suspicions until she was much older)
quoting Shakespeare and many other sources. The letters are dense, and
do not condescend at all in any way. Treating a child that way (as an
equal when it comes to imagination and with love) raises their
abilities, there is no doubt.

The book is entitled KINGFISHER DAYS by Canadian actor/writer Susan
Coyne, (the girl in the story, she still has all the old man's letters)
and it is available at www.amazon.ca HIGHLY recommended!! It is also
being presented as a staged play, adapted by Ms. Coyne opening in
Toronto at the Tarragon Theatre Feb 25.

Ted

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Re: Blackfriars 1599-1608

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0297  Monday, 17 February 2003

From:           Graham Hall <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 Feb 2003 16:42:35 +0000
Subject:        The Mermaid Pen

Tony Haigh writes that "Playwrights tended to be `tied` to a particular
company" (14.0280)  rightly using "tended" and highlighting "tied".

Well, hmmm........Neil Carson, "Collaborative Playwriting [...]
Syndicate.", Theatre Research International, 14,Vol. 1 (1989) 13-23,
and, say, Brian Vickers, "Shakespeare, Co-author", Oxford:OUP, (2003)
are worth a glance for starters. Loose affiliation to companies, closer
association to fellow scribblers ?; Discuss.

Very interesting (as used to be said on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in)

Best wishes,
Graham Hall

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