2004

Concordances

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0273  Monday, 2 February 2004

From:           Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 30 Jan 2004 15:13:55 -0800
Subject:        Concordances

Dear colleagues,

It's come to my (horrified) attention that my campus, a fairly new
undergraduate institution in the interior of British Columbia, doesn't
have a single Shakespeare concordance.

Marvin Spevack's Complete and Systematic Concordance is prohibitively
expensive, at least for me to order.  I would be grateful, therefore, to
know whether those of you who've used or have access to both it and the
Harvard Concordance consider the latter to be largely equivalent to the
former.  I realize that the Harvard Concordance is a shortened version
of the Complete and Systematic Concordance published by Hildesheim, and
which I've always used at other institutions, but I'm wondering whether
most of you find the Harvard Concordance to contain most of what you are
likely to need.

Yours truly,
Sean Lawrence.

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Anti-Heroes in English Literature

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0272  Monday, 2 February 2004

From:           Stuart Manger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 31 Jan 2004 19:42:03 -0000
Subject:        Re: Anti-Heroes in English Literature

Apart from Falstaff etc, can any scholar in the group offer me advice
about which characters I might include in a short course on Anti-Heroes?
They need not be Shakespearean. Preferably pre-Shakespeare?

I feel rather humiliated to be stumped.

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Shakespeare Guild Programs with Keith Baxter and

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0270  Monday, 2 February 2004

From:           John F. Andrews <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 30 Jan 2004 10:30:45 -0800
Subject:        Shakespeare Guild Programs with Keith Baxter and Kevin Kline

"Speaking" Engagements with Keith Baxter and Kevin Kline

The Shakespeare Guild is pleased to announce that its next two guests
for "Speaking of Shakespeare" will be Keith Baxter and Kevin Kline. Both
actors are starring in memorable productions of "Henry IV," Mr. Baxter
as the King at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington and Mr. Kline as
Falstaff at Lincoln Center Theater in New York.

Our conversation with Mr. Baxter will occur on Monday evening, February
9, at the Woman's National Democratic Club (1526 New Hampshire Avenue
NW) in Washington. Festivities will commence with a cash bar at 6:00,
followed by a three-course dinner at 7:00 and a one-hour dialogue at
7:45. Admission for the dinner and program is $27.

Our conversation with Mr. Kline will occur on Monday evening, February
23, at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. The
program will begin at 8:00, followed by a dessert reception at 9:15.
Admission is $25 for members of The Shakespeare Guild and the
English-Speaking Union, $30 for non-members.

Keith Baxter achieved fame as the Prince Hal who shared a screen with
such legends as Orson Welles (Falstaff) and Sir John Gielgud (Henry IV)
in Welles's "Chimes at Midnight" (1965), which has been described as the
most evocative of all Shakespearean films. One of Britain's most
respected dramatic artists, Mr. Baxter played a supporting role to Paul
Scofield's Thomas More in the Broadway version of "A Man for All
Seasons." A gifted director who's staged "The Rivals" and other classics
at venues such as The Shakespeare Theatre, Mr. Baxter is also the author
of two plays and a witty memoir, "My Sentiments Exactly."

Kevin Kline, whose credits include a Tony as well as an Oscar, was the
first American to be lauded with a Gielgud Award. In addition to
celebrated roles in films such as "The Big Chill," "Dave," "The
Emperor's Club," "A Fish Called Wanda," "French Kiss," "The Ice Storm,"
"Life as a House," "Silverado," "Soapdish," and "Sophie's Choice," Mr.
Kline has done a great deal of distinguished work on stage, with
much-admired performances in Shakespearean works such as "Hamlet," "A
Midsummer Night's Dream," "Much Ado About Nothing," and "Richard III."

To reserve space (the Guild accepts American Express, MasterCard, and
Visa) or to inquire about further details regarding either event, please
contact

John F. Andrews, President
The Shakespeare Guild
2141 Wyoming Avenue NW, Suite 41
Washington, DC 20008-3916

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Gloriana's Torch' and Conspiracy Theories...

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0271  Monday, 2 February 2004

From:           Stevie Gamble <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 30 Jan 2004 15:26:55 -0000
Subject:        'Gloriana's Torch' and Conspiracy Theories...

Some, at least, of the list members may enjoy the method of murder which
features in Patricia Finney's latest outing as 'The le Carre of the
sixteenth century', 'Gloriana's Torch'.  The relevant characters would
share my amusement at a previous poster's conviction that:

 >Just intuitively, I find it hard to believe that such a hard wound ,
  >driving very precisely two inches into the eye socket, could have
 >been so
  >casually administered from a man sitting on a bench. I think they
 >held him down on the bed and drove the dagger into his brain.

You don't actually need a stiletto, or indeed anyone else, to die in
this way; a biro propped on your desk at the wrong angle would work just
as well if you were unfortunate enough to slip, irrespective of whether
your name is Christopher Marlowe. But I do recommend Patricia Finney's
book; her conspiracy theories are highly entertaining, though her
introduction of dramatists in bit parts as the Armada invades England
overlooks the most important of them all. I refer, of course, to Lope de
Vega...

Best wishes,
Stevie

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Glynne Wickham

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0269  Monday, 2 February 2004

From:           Robert Shaughnessy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 2 Feb 2004 10:58:01 -0000
Subject:        Glynne Wickham

[Apologies for cross-posting]

I am very sorry to have to inform colleagues that Professor Glynne
Wickham, who pioneered the study of Drama in British universities, has
died at home in Bristol. He was 81.

Glynne established the Department of Drama at Bristol, the first in the
country, and in 1960 was appointed to the UK's first Chair in Drama. In
1951 he founded the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, which has
grown to become one of the largest theatre archives. From 1973-99 he was
President of the Society for Theatre Research.

He received many national and international awards in his long and
distinguished career, including, since his retirement, an Honorary
Fellowship from this university in 1996 (the highest award it can give)
and the Sam Wanamaker Award for services to the theatre in 1999. He
retained very close contact with the department here as one of our
Senior Research Fellows.

He published extensively, most recently English Professional Theatre
1530-1660: a documentary history (of which he was editor and co-author)
in 2000; the following year he published the fifth and final volume of
his seminal work, Early English Stages, forty-two years after volume one
appeared - an event that gave him particular pleasure.

There will be a funeral for family and close friends in Bristol next
week, and a celebration of Glynne's life and work will be held at a
later date - full details will follow when known.

Any messages of condolence to his wife Hesel can be sent c/o the
Department of Drama and will be forwarded to her.

Best wishes,
Martin White
Professor of Theatre
Provost of the Institute for Advanced Studies
University of Bristol

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