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Shakespeare Newsletter 52:4
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0761  Wednesday, 23 April 2003

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 13:22:32 -0700
Subject:        Shakespeare Newsletter 52:4

The 255th issue of "The Shakespeare Newsletter" (Winter 2002/2003,
volume 52:4) has news, articles, reviews, and features that will be of
interest to members of SHAKSPER.

The cover is shared by Juliet Dusinberre's article "Touchstone and Kemp
in 'As You Like It,'" where she makes the case that Will Kemp, not
Robert Armin, played Touchstone, and a history and review entitled
"Another Ninagawa 'Macbeth'" by performance expert Bernice W. Kliman.

Inside, you will find abstracts from the minutes of the Columbia
University Shakespeare Seminar featuring the east coast Richard Levin on
"Hamlet's Dramatic Soliloquies," which includes a "Palinode" from the
speaker.  There are also announcements about shows and celebrations of
Elizabeth I in Washington D. C., Pasadena, and Greenwich, England, a
nice memorial to Marvin Rosenberg which includes comments by members of
SHAKSPER, and the poem "The Modern Polonius' Advice to his Son" by L. L.
Lee.

Articles:

"Shakespeare as Phrasemaker: Attributions and Misattributions" by David
Thatcher, about phrases Shakespeare created, and in some cases didn't,
with a list organized by play.

"Shakespeare's Comedies on Film, 1990-2001: A Checklist of Criticism" by
the awesome bibliographer Jose Ramon Diaz Fernandez.  It is organized by
film.

"Some Faint Echoes of 'Cymbeline' in Herbert's 'Temple'" by Rodney
Stenning Edgecombe, noting linguistic similarities between the two
works.

Book Reviews:

"Helen Faucit: Fire and Ice on the Victorian Stage," by Carol Jones
Carlisle, reviewed by Jeff Kahan.

Anthony James West's "The Shakespeare First Folio: The History of the
Book Volume 1" reviewed by, get this, Hardy M. Cook!

A performance review considering two productions: Ben Jonson's "The
Silent Woman" at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D. C., and the
Donmar Warehouse production of "Twelfth Night" in Brooklyn.

Features:

Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals."

Nina daVinci Nichols's "New York Performance" on "Julius Caesar" at
Theatre for a New Audience, and "Winter's Tale" at the Classic Stage
Company.

Michael Best's "Electronic Shakespeares" look at Shakespeare criticism
available on the Internet.

Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with the amazing Anne
Barton.

"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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