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Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0501  Friday, 20 February 2004

[1]     From:   Bruce Richman <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Feb 2004 11:11:39 -0600
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0486 Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.

[2]     From:   Nancy Charlton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Feb 2004 11:25:13 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0486 Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.


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From:           Bruce Richman <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 Feb 2004 11:11:39 -0600
Subject: 15.0486 Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0486 Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.

The artist's responsibility to make his art appear effortless, and
artless, is a recurring theme in the work of Shakespeare's early
contemporary, Sir Philip Sidney. In the Defence of Poesie, the poet's
skill is compared to the expert rider's invisible mastery of his horse.

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From:           Nancy Charlton <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 Feb 2004 11:25:13 -0800
Subject: 15.0486 Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0486 Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.

At 05:28 AM 2/19/2004, I wrote giving a link to the  "Decoro,
sprezzatura, grazia" website of musician Brad Lehman. A most rewarding
essay on concepts important to students of the Renaissance. Again,
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bpl/sprezza.htm .

However, I hadn't visited recently myself, and it turns out that the
music clips are no longer on that site but must be requested via email
from Mr. L. But the email link didn't work. After some sleuthing, I
found that the address is good but you have to type it in. He said
having the correct address made it too easy for advertisers who mine the
web for addresses to find him, so he incorporated a mistake. He has the
music files available for download, and with his permission I give you
the URL:

http://members.vaix.net/~bpl/ravel-samples.zip

There is limited space on this server, so the files will be there only
through February 22. He also asks whether there is a web server "where
there would be no problem hosting it more permanently?"

He also recommends a couple of books, very different from each other:
Peter D'Epiro, Sprezzatura: 50 Ways Italian Genius Shaped the World; and
Harry Berger, The Absence of Grace: Sprezzatura and Suspicion in Two
Renaissance Courtesy Books. Amazon links, replete with its usual fulsome
reference to the livres as "products":

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804739056
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/038572019X

I also wrote:

 > And Bill, all best wishes for your sonnet performance. Wish I could be
 > there!

I stand corrected by a list member who emailed me privately: Mr Sutton
is William, not Bill. Well, William, you still have my best wishes for a
successful performance, especially with the endorsement of our editor:

 > Editor's Note: I saw William's show in Edinburgh in 2002 and recommend
 > it highly.]

Nancy Charlton

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