2004

Scholarly Edition of Measure for Measure

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0490  Friday, 20 February 2004

From:           Brad Berens <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 19 Feb 2004 10:19:27 -0800
Subject:        Scholarly Edition of Measure for Measure

Hi everybody,

Does anybody out there have a strong recommendation for a scholarly
edition of Measure for Measure?  I have the old Arden, but wonder if
there's a consensus that it's been supplanted.  I'm also looking for a
strong account of the stage history.

Please don't bother unless something springs to mind.

All best,
Brad

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Shakespeare Course in Stratford (UK) 2004

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0489  Friday, 20 February 2004

From:           Joanne Walen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 20 Feb 2004 00:11:05 EST
Subject:        Shakespeare Course in Stratford (UK) 2004

The following course may be of interest to some on the list. If so, the
contact is Carrie Henly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
*****
I am now accepting registrations for this summer's Shakespeare:  Text
and Theatre Program at Stratford-Upon-Avon.  The program is scheduled
for Monday, June 21st through Saturday, June 26th (arrive June 20th,
depart June 27th).

If we get the full 20 participants, the price per participant will be
$1150.  If we get more than 15 but fewer than 20 participants, the price
will be $1275.  That price includes housing, breakfast each morning, all
theatre tickets, course costs, including a voice lesson from the RST
vocal coach, a backstage tour, and a trip to London for a show at the
Globe Theatre.

The play schedule is as follows:

Mon 21 June 7.30 Tamar's Revenge (Swan Theatre)
Tues 22 June 7.00 King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Theatre)
Wed 23 June 7.30 The Dog in the Manger (Swan Theatre)
Thurs 24 June 7.30 Measure for Measure (Globe Theatre in London)
Fri 25 June 7.30 Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Theatre)
Sat 26 June 7.30 Romeo &Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Theatre)

I would like to ask you to commit now to participating in this wonderful
program. In order to reserve your space, I will need a $500 downpayment
(check made out to: Shakespeare: Text and Theatre). I can take up to but
nor more than 20 people, including myself.  If you would like to go,
send me your deposit.  Indicate with the check whether you are
committing regardless of which of the two prices the program ultimately
costs, or whether you are committing ONLY if the group makes the full 20
participants. If there are people who cannot go unless we get the full
20, then I will guarantee a full refund.  This means that the program
will make and we will be able to go under either one of the following
two circumstances:

EITHER: we get 20 people
OR: we get at least 15 people who wish to go even at the cost of $125
extra because we didn't get 20.

I will register members in the order in which I receive the deposit
checks; the first 20 requests will be honored, and I will create a
waiting list in case someone has to withdraw.

The deposit of $500 is due no later than Friday, March 26th. That
deposit will be refunded only under one of the following three conditions:
1) The program does not make (meaning that we don't get at least 15
participants)
2) If you indicate that you can only go if we get 20 and then we don't
get 20.
3) If I can fill your place with another participant from the waiting
list. Otherwise, that $500 deposit is non-refundable!

The balance will be due by June 1, 2004.

Checks are to be made out to Shakespeare: Text and Theatre. Mail to:

Shakespeare: Text and Theatre
c/o Carolyn Henly
2171 Adventure Lane
Maidens, VA 23102

Finally, please do not hesitate to contact me (Stratford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
if you have any questions! I would love to see you join us this summer
for a wonderful week in Stratford!

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Richard III and Soames Forsythe

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0487  Thursday, 19 February 2004

[1]     From:   Allan Axelrod <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 16:56:13 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0465 Richard III and Soames Forsythe

[2]     From:   David Evett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 17:49:02 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0465 Richard III and Soames Forsythe

[3]     From:   Philip Eagle <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 19 Feb 2004 02:39:03 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0465 Richard III and Soames Forsythe


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From:           Allan Axelrod <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 16:56:13 -0500
Subject: 15.0465 Richard III and Soames Forsythe
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0465 Richard III and Soames Forsythe

 >I can't think of a
 >character that refrains from "evil", knowing it to be so, following a
 >negotiation between their better and worse selves. Angelo perhaps comes
 >closest. Can anyone suggest an example?
 >
 >Dan Smith

Perhaps the aborted assassination of Arthur by Hubert in 'King John'?
Orlando in AYLI for a while thinks of letting animals eat his bad
brother. Less directly, Oliver turns into a good guy, as does the bad Duke.

In the 'Taming', Katherine on reflection abjures her sinful disobedience.

  Allan Axelrod __

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From:           David Evett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 17:49:02 -0500
Subject: 15.0465 Richard III and Soames Forsythe
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0465 Richard III and Soames Forsythe

 >I can't think of a
 >character that refrains from "evil", knowing it to be so, following a
 >negotiation between their better and worse selves. Angelo perhaps comes
 >closest. Can anyone suggest an example?

Angelo doesn't come very close, since the good side loses the debate.
The most extended Shakespearean version of the psychomachia I know is
*Jn* 4.1, where Hubert balances his allegiance to the murderous king
against the claims of conscience.  For good theatrical reasons the
virtuous side is argued by the potential victim, Prince Arthur.  The
episode is doubly ironized, of course.  The first twist occurs during
the Hubert-John interchange in the following scene, in which Hubert
withholds from the King the news that John still lives, an action whose
only motivation seems to be to force John into a similar examination of
his own conscience; John tries deviously to force responsibility for the
boy's death onto his servant, and never does fully confess or repent, an
outcome that helps make his deathbed agony morally appropriate.  The
harder twist comes when Arthur attempts to escape from the castle where
he has been a prisoner and kills himself in the attempt.  My detailed
analysis of this event will be published in a forthcoming issue of
Shakespeare International Yearbook, along with a bunch of other rich stuff.

David Evett

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From:           Philip Eagle <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 19 Feb 2004 02:39:03 -0500
Subject: 15.0465 Richard III and Soames Forsythe
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0465 Richard III and Soames Forsythe

Well, Launcelot Gobbo plays out a parodic debate between a "fiend" and
his "conscience" on whether to abandon Shylock, at the start of Merchant
of Venice II,ii.  The fact that it is none too serious suggests that
Shakespeare might have been parodying an established convention.

Philip Eagle

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Virus Alert: W32.Beagle.B@mm

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0488  Friday, 20 February 2004

From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 19 Feb 2004 08:06:31 -0500
Subject: Virus Alert: W32.Beagle.B@mm
Comment:        SHK 15.0477 Virus Alert: W32.Beagle.B@mm

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

Yesterday, I wrote,

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I do not want to prolong this or turn it into a thread, but a few more
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David Evett recommends that members not open any suspicious attachments
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Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0486  Thursday, 19 February 2004

From:           Nancy Charlton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 13:13:50 -0800
Subject: 15.0472 Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0472 Shakespeare Sonnets by William S.

Bill Sutton wrote: [snip most of post]

 >"That which we consider to be true art is that which appears not to be
 >art at all."
 >Castiglione

This reminded me of a web site I came upon recently, titled "Decoro,
sprezzatura, grazia." It deals with these three aspects of performance,
and while specifically applying them to musical performance states at
the outset that it can apply to any creative or artistic endeavor from
the most ambitious to the most modest.

The URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bpl/sprezza.htm .

I printed out copies for non-wired musician friends, but for full
benefit turn on your speakers and listen to the examples

The Castiglione tag that Bill uses as his signature is a concise
definition of sprezzatura, and it is what the courtier should strive
for: a nonchalance, an appearance of making the difficult seem
effortless and easy, a "relaxed whimsy."

I don't off-hand think of any Shakespeare passage that restates this
idea, as WS doesn't really say much about the "how" of his art. The
closest I can come is "There's no art to find the mind's construction in
the face," but that isn't quite it. Perhaps some of the sonnets.

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

Nancy Charlton

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

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