2003

Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.075  Wednesday, 15 January 2003

From:           Geralyn Horton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 13:02:20 -0500
Subject: 14.066 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.066 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?

John W. Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> writes regarding Larry Weiss's
remarks,

>>The Globe did only one M/V, so I assume that Dr. Greenberg saw the
>>same
>>one I saw.  But it did not appear "odiously antisemitic" to me.
>
>Not to me, nor to my wife, whose judgment in this case I take a good
>deal more seriously than my own, both because I had been in a
>"Merchant", myself, only a few weeks earlier, and because she is
>Jewish.

I missed the earlier reference to the New Globe staging of MOV, being
pressed for time and ignorant of Yiddish.  But hearing the production
was disparaged, I must testify that I thought it truthful to the point
of brilliance.  Direct address to the audience's sympathies and pointed
irony made every line personal, the audience a sort of jury that was
literally forced to blush for the laughter and approval bestowed on
certain lines and actions as the mirror turned and revealed the malice
behind the point-scoring-- showed scorn its own image. Shylock did evil
in the name of righteousness -- but this flaw is so common as to be near
universal. Our own wrongs are matters of principle, and injustices
against our holy nation must be redressed no matter the cost: how
familiar is that?  I just saw William Gibson's "Golda's Balcony", a
monodrama performed with breathtaking brilliance by Annette Miller of
Shakespeare & Company, directed by an Israeli, Daniel Gidron.   Meir is
the hero -- no question.  But the flaw is the same, and one walks out of
the theatre chilled by the probability that justice enforced by nuclear
weapons will shortly end this experiment in sentience -- by Fire, this
time.

The night I saw the Globe's MOV the point was reinforced by a bomb
threat during the trial scene.  The theatre emptied, we discussed among
ourselves why this play might be worth killing and dying for as we
walked next to the night-graced Thames, and then filed back to listen
with life-and-death intensity as the actors took the trial scene again
from the top.

Geralyn Horton
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playwright, actor, critic
Newton, MA
http://www.stagepage.info

[Editor's Note: This New Globe production and the Royal Shakespeare one
at Stratford, which played at the same time, were discussed at length on
SHAKSPER. Anyone interested should consult the archives on the web site.
-Hardy]

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Wooden O Symposium, Call for Papers

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.074  Wednesday, 15 January 2003

From:           Matt Nickerson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 16:32:33 -0700
Subject:        Wooden O Symposium, Call for Papers

******* CALL FOR PAPERS *******

The Wooden O Symposium
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference
_______________________________________

August 4-6, 2003

Sherratt Library
Southern Utah University
Utah Shakespearean Festival
Cedar City, Utah, USA
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The Wooden O Symposium is a cross disciplinary conference that explores
Medieval and Renaissance Studies through the text and performance of
Shakespeare's plays.  Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to
submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era
of William Shakespeare.   His plays are replete with the language,
thoughts and arts of the Renaissance and Western culture and represent
an inexhaustible source for creative ideas and research.

Cedar City and SUU host the Utah Shakespearean Festival, recipients of
the 2000 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater.  The conference
coincides with the Festival's summer season where three Shakespeare
plays will be performed in the Adams Memorial Theater, a unique
performance space modeled after Shakespeare's own Globe Theatre.  To
enrich the conference experience all Academic attendees ($90
registration) will receive a ticket to an evening performance of Much
Ado About Nothing (Monday, Aug. 4).

*** Conference Priorities ***

*The Utah Shakespearean Festival will be presenting Measure For Measure,
Much Ado About Nothing and Richard III as part of their summer 2003
season.  Priority for papers/presentations at the conference will be
given to research relating to one or more of these specific works.
Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of
immersing themselves in research, text and performance in one of the
most beautiful natural settings in the western U.S.

* Graduate students are encouraged to attend and submit papers for
presentation at the conference's Graduate Sessions.

* Southern Utah University is a proud supporter of undergraduate
research and is pleased to announce that this conference will include an
exciting undergraduate component hosted by the local chapter of Sigma
Tau Delta (English Honors Society).  Undergraduates are encouraged to
submit original papers for consideration.
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For more information see our website:
http://www.bard.org/SectionEducate/ShakesStudies.html
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The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2003.  Send 250 word abstract or
complete papers  to:

Wooden O Symposium
c/o Utah Shakespearean Festival
351 W. Center St.
Cedar City, UT 84720
ph. 435-586-7880
fax 435-865-8003
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Text and Theatre' Shakespeare Courses at

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.072  Wednesday, 15 January 2003

From:           Stanley Wells <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 16:27:02 -0000
Subject:        'Text and Theatre' Shakespeare Courses at Stratford-upon-Avon

It is still not too late to arrange a short 'Text and Theatre'
Shakespeare course in Stratford-upon-Avon for either undergraduates,
graduate students, teachers, or life-long learners this year. Based on
the repertory of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the courses can run from
a few days to a full week and take place at the Shakespeare Birthplace
Trust. Licensed by the University of Birmingham, lecturers and teachers
include Fellows of the Shakespeare Institute. Course participants are
offered an excellent value all-in package deal including transport from
the point of arrival, bed and breakfast accommodation, lectures,
seminars, practical classes with theatre professionals, cultural
excursions and theatre tickets. A highlight of the courses are the
question and answer sessions with some of the RSC actors whom the
participants have seen in the show the night before.

The following weeks and time slots are still available for 2003 on a
first come first serve basis:

9-14 June (plays include: Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew,
The Tamer Tamed, As You Like It)

16-21 June (plays include: Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew,
The Tamer Tamed, As You Like It)

25-30 August (plays include: The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for
Measure, The Tamer Tamed, Richard III and Cymbeline)

3-8 November (plays include: The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for
Measure, The Tamer Tamed, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, As You Like It
and Cymbeline)

For further information please consult the Shakespeare Birthplace
Trust's web-site: www.shakespeare.org.uk and contact: Dr Paul Edmondson,
Head of Education, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust,
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Re: Shakespeare's Accessibility

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.073  Wednesday, 15 January 2003

[1]     From:   John W. Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 11:32:43 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.067 Re: Shakespeare's Accessibility

[2]     From:   Karyn White <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003 17:45:22 +0900
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.067 Re: Shakespeare's Accessibility


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From:           John W. Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 11:32:43 -0500
Subject: 14.067 Re: Shakespeare's Accessibility
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.067 Re: Shakespeare's Accessibility

Takashi Kozuka <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> writes,

>I wonder why the acclaimed [Globe] theatre in Tokyo got into the red.
>... Was it a reflection of Japan's
>economy?

That is my understanding.

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From:           Karyn White <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003 17:45:22 +0900
Subject: 14.067 Re: Shakespeare's Accessibility
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.067 Re: Shakespeare's Accessibility

Regarding the sale of the Tokyo Globe, I, too, was saddened to hear what
had become of it.  As an expatriate, and a resident of Saitama since the
age of 14, I was always pleased to see Shakespeare at the Globe.  I did,
however, learn that it was not Shakespeare who failed to bring in
audiences to the Globe.  Performances of Shakespeare were nearly always
sold out.  However, even sell-out crowds could not cover the cost of
maintaining the grounds and paying to "ship in" overseas touring
companies.  English-speaking companies played in the Globe an average of
three times a year; Japanese Shakespearean companies played there a
little more often.  It was simply not enough.  The Globe was a product
of the bubble economy, and it never really did make much money.  It was
more of a beau geste on the part of the businesses who originally built
it.

By the way, this is my first post.  I blush to admit it, but there it
is.

Karyn White

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Re: Shakespeare and Research

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.071  Wednesday, 15 January 2003

From:           Claude Caspar <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 11:21:03 -0500
Subject: 14.065 Re: Shakespeare and Research
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.065 Re: Shakespeare and Research

By the way, in the process of moving my library, yesterday, Honigmann's
"Myriad-Minded Shakespeare," appeared.  The first & last essays are
especially germane to our recent discussions [here], though all are
first-rate: "In search of William Shakespeare: the public & the private
man," "Shakespeare at work: preparing, writing, rewriting," and,
especially "Shakespeare on his deathbed: the last will & testament,"
(see second edition) in which he addresses the misleading traditional
image of our 'gentle Shakespeare' in the closing paragraphs  You will
find one amazing insight after another, from a world-class scholar who
has edited a number of the plays, etc.  One thing is clear to me from
such wisdom based on solid scholarship- Shakespeare, the man who lived
in Stratford, based on "facts" such as the Will & other contemporaneous
documentation was an extraordinary & most unusual man, separate from the
Work.  Though attempts to make him a merkin for Marlow or Oxford fail on
many fronts, the fact remains uncontrovertibly that the man himself was
not a common man at all, as some claim.

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