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"Spin-off" Help?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0047  Thursday, 8 January 2004

[1]     From:   Ben Spiller <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 7 Jan 2004 13:24:54 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0034 "Spin-off" Help?

[2]     From:   Hugh Grady <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 7 Jan 2004 10:21:45 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0034 "Spin-off" Help?

[3]     From:   Lois Feuer <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 7 Jan 2004 13:47:49 -0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0034 "Spin-off" Help?


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From:           Ben Spiller <
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Date:           Wednesday, 7 Jan 2004 13:24:54 -0000
Subject: 15.0034 "Spin-off" Help?
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0034 "Spin-off" Help?

Just in case you don't already know it, Margaret Atwood's Gertrude Talks
Back is a reworking of the closet scene, from the Queen's point-of-view.
  Here's an online version of it:
http://www.english.uga.edu/cdesmet/freshsem/gertrude.htm, and here's an
analytical essay on it:
http://www.english-literature.org/essays/atwood-gertrude.html.  Although
not a short story, Alan Isler's The Prince of West End Avenue
[http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140245146/qid=1073481770/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_2_1/026-2955118-5853223]
is a very moving novel that follows the rehearsals (and therefore trials
and tribulations) of a group of enthusiastic elderly people attempting
to stage Hamlet in their care home.  I'm sure there are many, many
others; but these two are the ones that spring to mind immediately.

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From:           Hugh Grady <
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Date:           Wednesday, 7 Jan 2004 10:21:45 -0500
Subject: 15.0034 "Spin-off" Help?
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0034 "Spin-off" Help?

Dostoyevsky's "The Underground Man" served as an analog to "Hamlet" very
successfully in a course offered by Russian and Comp Lit Professor
Sidney Monas at the University of Texas years ago.

--Hugh Grady

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From:           Lois Feuer <
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Date:           Wednesday, 7 Jan 2004 13:47:49 -0800
Subject: 15.0034 "Spin-off" Help?
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0034 "Spin-off" Help?

  In SHK 15.0034, Megan Fitzpatrick asks for short-story spin-offs of
"Hamlet"; let me direct her to Margaret Atwood's brief (four pages) and
wicked "Gertrude Talks Back" in "Good Bones and Simple Murders."

Lois Feuer
CSU Dominguez Hills

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