2004

Hamlet Game

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0227  Wednesday, 28 January 2004

From:           Richard Nathan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 17:50:03 +0000
Subject: 15.0202 Hamlet Game
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0202 Hamlet Game

Has anyone gone all the way through the Hamlet game that Mari Bonomi
wrote  about?

I'm stuck on several points.  I can't get the horse to Richard III, I
can't get the handkerchief away from Desdemona, I can't find the eye of
newt or wing of bat, and I don't know what to do with the whiskey.

Richard Nathan

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Family Shakespeare Redux

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0226  Wednesday, 28 January 2004

From:           Jack Heller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 10:50:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 15.0209 Family Shakespeare Redux
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0209 Family Shakespeare Redux

Don Bloom's parodies the fears the Christian right have of intellectuals
as including "church-goers [who] don't deserve the title of
'Christian.'" I suppose that from the point of view of the
fundamentalists, I would fit that description. Sort of on a lark, I once
took a "Christian worldview" test, and my score was -43, socialist.

This problem of the republication of Bowdler's Hamlet interests me
because I teach at a midwestern Christian college, and coincidentally,
this is my first semester teaching a full-fledged Shakespeare course.
The suspicions that Bloom and Pressler have about the publisher of the
Bowdlerized Hamlet are bourn out by a Google search showing the
publisher has also released "George W. Bush on God and Country." It
looks like the Hamlet is going to be marketed for use by home-schooling
families.

Most of my students have been raised in families embracing the
religious/political agenda of the Christian right. Many have been home
schooled. Some are true believers in the political agenda, but I find
many feel cheated by the limited/limiting rhetoric of their own faith
backgrounds. This doesn't mean they give up having a Christian faith,
but that they come to see a consistency between their faith and
participation in Amnesty International, their faith and gun control,
their faith and respect for sexual difference. From my observation, the
efforts at Bowdlerizing life itself is failing on the upcoming
generation of those raised in "Christian" homes. They won't be embracing
a safe Hamlet.

Jack Heller

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Earl of Pembroke's Men

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0224  Wednesday, 28 January 2004

From:           Marcus Dahl <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 13:12:36 -0000
Subject: 15.0201 Earl of Pembroke's Men
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0201 Earl of Pembroke's Men

EK Chambers is the chap - good luck!

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Shakespeare's Montaigne

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0225  Wednesday, 28 January 2004

From:           Hugh Grady <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 08:40:51 -0500
Subject: 15.0186 Shakespeare's Montaigne
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0186 Shakespeare's Montaigne

Some of the details are lost in the fog of memory, but I came across the
same statement in a different source researching Shakespeare-Montaigne
links a few years back. My understanding is that the signature has never
been authenticated and that it is probably another of the many
Shakespeare-related forgeries.

--Hugh Grady

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Cordelia: Loss of Insolence (Studies in the

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0223  Wednesday, 28 January 2004

From:           L. Swilley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 07:12:31 -0600
Subject: 15.0200 Cordelia: Loss of Insolence (Studies in the
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0200 Cordelia: Loss of Insolence (Studies in the
Humanities)

 >Does anybody have access to Sophia B. Blades's essay "Cordelia: Loss of
 >Insolence" ...

Shouldn't that have been entitled "Cordelia: Loss *by* Insolence," for
there's plenty of evidence in the character and in the play for *that*.

L. Swilley

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