2004

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0293  Tuesday, 3 February 2004

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 02 Feb 2004 14:15:32 -0500
Subject:        Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

In the epilogue of an episode that was (re?)broadcast on NBC January
31, 2004, the guy who usually coaches on dancing and working out held
a large book n his hands and recommended to the viewer that he "read
Shakespeare" as it would give him something to talk to his girlfriend
or date about.  The episode was about a guy from Jersey who was
proposing to his girlfriend (of Armenian descent).  More testimony to
Shakespeare's queer(ed) sexuality?

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Opening Paragraphs for Volume 8 of Ben Jonson

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0292  Tuesday, 3 February 2004

From:           Robert C. Evans <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 3 Feb 2004 02:17:49 EST
Subject:        Opening Paragraphs for Volume 8 of Ben Jonson Journal Now
Available

Opening paragraphs of articles for Volume 8 of the Ben Jonson Journal
are now available on-line at www.benjonsonjournal.com.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the journal, the entire
ten-volume run of the journal can be ordered, for a limited time, at a
$50 discount ($200 rather than $250) from the publisher.

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Globe Research Seminar

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0290  Tuesday, 3 February 2004

From:           Kevin De Ornellas <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 02 Feb 2004 16:13:21 +0000
Subject:        Globe Research Seminar

THE GLOBE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Sunday, 29 Februrary 2004, 12-2pm

"Can lust be call'd love, then let men seek hell,
For there that fiery deity doth dwell."
William Rowley, All's Lost By Lust (1619)

Postgraduate and postdoctoral scholars are invited to attend the next
meeting of the Globe Research Seminar, a unique opportunity to
workshop in depth the practical and theoretical issues which arise
from the plays performed in Globe Education's "Read Not Dead" season
of staged readings.

The play under examination will be William Rowley's tragedy All's Lost
by Lust, a searing dissection of the fatal consequences of illicit
love for the individual and the state, which reaches its climax in the
Muslim conquest of Spain.

To enable discussion, an e-text of the play will be available prior to
the seminar. Discussion will be accompanied by a glass of wine, and
all participants will have the opportunity to attend the staged
reading at the Globe Education Centre Theatre in Bear Gardens.

For further information contact Lucy Munro (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
or Martin Wiggins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  To book a place at the
seminar and to reserve a ticket for the staged reading of All's Lost
by Lust (3pm, Bear Gardens), please contact Lucy Munro. The seminar
itself is free, but tickets for the staged reading cost 


More Popular Culture

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0291  Tuesday, 3 February 2004

From:           C. David Frankel <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 3 Feb 2004 09:14:49 -0500
Subject:        More Popular Culture

On the PBSKids website:  http://pbskids.org/lions/dreaming/story2.html

Dreaming Shakespeare.

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Hamlet in PowerPoint

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0289  Monday, 2 February 2004

From:           Skip Nicholson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 31 Jan 2004 08:17:52 -0800
Subject: 15.0262 Hamlet in PowerPoint
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0262 Hamlet in PowerPoint

Bruce Fenton's fears for Dr. King's speech come too late... Julia
Keller's wonderful column "Killing me Microsoftly with PowerPoint" in
the Chicago Tribune of 5 January 2003 included this sad passage:

I HAVE A DREAM: A PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

SOME OF MY DREAMS:
.  We achieve a level playing field.
.  The glory of the Lord becomes visible.

STRATEGY FOR REALIZING DREAMS:
.  Must rely on faith.
.  Must stick together.
.  Need to pray a lot.
.  May have to go to jail.
.  Must use catch phrase, "Let Freedom Ring."

(Cut to MP3 track of "My Country 'Tis of Thee")

EXPECTATIONS:
.  Freedom rings in a broad range of places.
.  Will speed day of racial and religious harmony.
.  Day will include a sing-a-long.
.  Singers: Black men, white men, Jews, Gentiles, Protestants, Catholics.
.  Song of choice: old Negro spiritual.
.  Song's inspirational tagline:

-- "Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

Cheers,
Skip Nicholson
South Pasadena (CA) High School
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