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"Spin-off" Help?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0071  Monday, 12 January 2004

[1]     From:   Bill Arnold <
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        Date:   Friday, 9 Jan 2004 06:22:05 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0047 "Spin-off" Help?

[2]     From:   Arthur Lindley <
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        Date:   Saturday, 10 Jan 2004 09:18:27 +0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0058 "Spin-off" Help?


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From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Friday, 9 Jan 2004 06:22:05 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 15.0047 "Spin-off" Help?
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0047 "Spin-off" Help?

Hugh Grady writes, "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."

Although not as short as Dostoyevsky's work, I would once again
recommend *Herzog* by Saul Bellow as a clear spin-off of *Hamlet*!  The
opening chapter could be used as a unit, as well as the opening
sentence.  I know the latter would provoke much discussion and
controversy on SHAKSPER, for instance.  I, for one, would take issue
with SB's *adaptation* in the main as a misreading of *Hamlet* although
I loved *Herzog* as a work of art unto-itself!

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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From:           Arthur Lindley <
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Date:           Saturday, 10 Jan 2004 09:18:27 +0800
Subject: 15.0058 "Spin-off" Help?
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0058 "Spin-off" Help?

You could give them part of Updike's _Gertrude and Claudius_or of Graham
Holderness's recent novelization in letters.

Arthur Lindley

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