2004

Much Ado Questions

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0574  Monday, 1 March 2004

From:           Jack Heller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 28 Feb 2004 19:16:10 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Much Ado Questions

Listmembers:

Act 1, scene 1, lines 173-174 (Pelican edition) read:

CLAUDIO  Can the world buy such a jewel?
BENEDICK  Yea, and a case to put it into.

The annotation reads: case (1) jewel case, (2) clothing, (3) vagina
("it" would then mean "penis")

Does the third sense of "case" make sense? Jewel goes into jewel case, a
woman goes into clothing, but then the parallel falls apart.

I am also wondering about Act 1, scene 2. Antonio's describes what his
man overheard: "the prince discovered to Claudio that he loved my neice
your daughter and meant to acknowledge it this night in a dance." That
would seem to set up a potential misunderstanding but it is never
developed dramatically. In 2.1, Don Pedro just simply says, "I have
broke with her father, and his good will obtained." Is that one sentence
all that 1.2 was to lead to?

Jack Heller
Huntington College

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Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0573  Monday, 1 March 2004

[1]     From:   David Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 27 Feb 2004 18:38:26 -0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?

[2]     From:   Todd Pettigrew <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 27 Feb 2004 15:33:27 -0400
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?


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From:           David Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 2004 18:38:26 -0000
Subject: 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?

 >If I were to buy one single-volume scholarly edition of
 >Othello and another of The Tempest, which would you suggest?

Modesty forbids me from answering this question directly. But this,
along with other requests recently on this list does suggest that there
is a need for an updated version of the book Which Shakespeare: A Guide
to Scholarly Editions which Ann Thompson et al. produced some time ago -
for they, if my memory serves me well, were more concerned to highlight
the different emphases in available editions than simply to come to a
ranking.  The ideal place for such a guide would be on a web-site,
rather than in a published book, since none of the major series is yet
complete, and one wants that flexibility to accommodate new texts as
they appear. For to answer Brenno's question one really wants to ask
'what do you want from your edition', since in many cases equally 'good'
editions in the major series offer complementary perspectives - and
other editions, like the Norton Critical editions may be much sparer in
the annotation  offer a useful selection of critical essays.

David Lindley

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From:           Todd Pettigrew <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 2004 15:33:27 -0400
Subject: 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?

I was recently sent the Norton Critical Editions of both Othello and The
Tempest. I have looked at them only quickly, but both seem well edited
and contain an abundance of supporting material.

Todd Pettigrew
UCCB

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The Wedding Legend for MND

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0571  Monday, 1 March 2004

From:           David Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 2004 18:25:22 -0000
Subject: 15.0557 The Wedding Legend for MND
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0557 The Wedding Legend for MND

On this, people might like to look at David Wiles, Shakespeare's Almanac
(D S Brewer, 1993), who suggests the marriage of Elizabeth Carey and
Thomas Berkeley  on 19 February, 1596. I'm not necessarily persuaded -
but it's another contribution to the debate.

David Lindley

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Rome & Jewels

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0572  Monday, 1 March 2004

From:           Janelle Jenstad <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 2004 10:26:20 -0800
Subject: 15.0512 Rome & Jewels
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0512 Rome & Jewels

"I saw "Rome and Jewels" at the Power Centre in Ann Arbor, Michigan in
January 2002.  Jewels never shows up, nor do any of Shakespeare's words.
  You do get very loud hip-hop and rap music, lots of dancing
(supposedly face-offs between rap and hip-hop dance teams, although I'm
not a dance fan and couldn't distinguish between the two styles), and a
deejay spinning records.  The one really clever moment used a close
spotlight shining on Rome's face to represent the light that breaks
through yonder window.  The most interesting aspect of the evening was
watching the other playgoers struggle to make sense of their experience.
The same people who turn up for the RSC residency at U. Michigan bought
tix for "Rome and Jewels," but this time they were joined by a large
contingent of hip-hop fans who had come for Renny Harris and Pure
Movement:  both groups were puzzled, but not for the same reasons, I
suspect.

A theatre director friend in New Jersey thought the show was terrific; I
didn't, but then I'm rather attached to art forms that entail words.

Janelle Day Jenstad
University of Victoria (formerly of University of Windsor)

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A Trove of 19C Shakespeare Editions--And An Etext

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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0570  Monday, 1 March 2004

[1]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 27 Feb 2004 10:32:46 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0563 A Trove of 19C Shakespeare Editions--And An
Etext Scandal

[2]     From:   Nicholas Ranson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 27 Feb 2004 23:11:10 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0563 A Trove of 19C Shakespeare Editions--And An
Etext Scandal


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From:           R. A. Cantrell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 2004 10:32:46 -0600
Subject: 15.0563 A Trove of 19C Shakespeare Editions--And An
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0563 A Trove of 19C Shakespeare Editions--And An
Etext Scandal

 >Al Magary
 >Hall's Chronicle Project

Al,

I have an  1809 pressing of Hall if  you would  like  to use it?

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From:           Nicholas Ranson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 2004 23:11:10 -0500
Subject: 15.0563 A Trove of 19C Shakespeare Editions--And An
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0563 A Trove of 19C Shakespeare Editions--And An
Etext Scandal

Goodness! If this is at all representative, then we are looking at a
terrible waste of time and money. I think the Oxford archives will yield
a better result even if unedited beyond the work submitted by
independent editors.

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