2003

Volpone

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2395  Thursday, 18 December 2003

From:           Tom Pendleton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 17 Dec 2003 22:08:49 -0500
Subject: 14.2363 Volpone
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.2363 Volpone

I seem to have inadvertently erased Tanya Gough's and Arthur Lindley's
posts on Volpone. But--I think Movies Unlimited simply have some
left-over copies of Volpone--they say the price is reduced from 29.99 to
23.99.  I doubt that this is a bootleg.

And, yes, I believe this is version in which Bonario gets Celia.  As I
(maybe inaccurately) remember, Mosca ends up with all Volpone's wealth,
and the last shot is an outcast Harry Baur in a dark street with nowhere
to go.

Tom Pendleton

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Why List Moderation Is Good

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2394  Thursday, 18 December 2003

From:           Al Magary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 17 Dec 2003 12:25:30 -0800
Subject: 14.2385 Why List Moderation Is Good
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2385 Why List Moderation Is Good

>Is this meant to be a thank you to Hardy & the board?

Yep.  I don't know what the board does but I think Hardy's mere presence
probably keeps the list literate and traffic mostly on-topic.

Is there *any* member of this list who would waste time in the NYTimes
Shakespeare forum?

Cheers,
Al Magary

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Humor in Lear

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2391  Thursday, 18 December 2003

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 17 Dec 2003 08:43:32 -0800
Subject:        Humor in Lear

Can any recommend articles or portions of books about humor in *King
Lear*?  Replies off-list will be most appreciated, but I'll check in
tomorrow in case anyone responds on-list.

Thanks in advance,
Mike Jensen

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Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2393  Thursday, 18 December 2003

From:           Holger Schott <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 18 Dec 2003 02:54:48 -0500
Subject: 14.2383 Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2383 Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist

Steve Roth:

>No, not rights "over" another text in the modern sense, but the right to
>enjoin a competitive text's publication.

Sure -- hence my use of the phrase "certain rights." Although it's
probably more accurate to say competitive _title_ rather than _text_,
since the concern was clearly not that Shakespeare's _King John_ (say)
was a better play, and people would therefore stop buying the old
_Troublesome Reign_ , but simply that another King John play in print
would damage the marketability of the older book.

The example of this play, incidentally, is well known, but I'd be
interested to know if Erne argues a similar case for any other
folio-only early plays, such as _Comedy of Errors_?

Best,
Holger

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Ophelia's Hamlet's True Love So It Seems

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2390  Wednesday, 17 December 2003

From:           Stephen C. Rose <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 16 Dec 2003 11:54:50 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Ophelia's Hamlet's True Love So It Seems

Ophelia's Hamlet's true love so it seems
Though love is doomed by ponderous demands
"Obeyed" most swiftly in successive scenes
Two summonses to seal two deadly hands
We enter on love's after-death decreed
By Denmark's principalities and powers
But every utterance suggests love's seed
Was sown before those om'nous opening hours
Poor Howard was all wrong re: Hamlet's love
He wondered if the Prince loved anyone
Well if Horatio was not enough
Add in Ophelia before Act One
In any case this is my pleasant dream
As I row down a star-crossed lovers stream

-- Stephen C. Rose

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