2004

Actors Shakespeare Project Boston

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0850  Monday, 12 April 2004

From:           David Evett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 9 Apr 2004 13:08:30 -0400
Subject:        Actors Shakespeare Project Boston

Here's an update on the new Boston company, the Actors Shakespeare
Project. Their first public event will be "Political Animals," a reading
by a dozen members of the company of selected scenes from 7 or 8 plays,
to take place at the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square at 7:30 p.m. on
May 3. For more information, see their website,
www.actorsshakespeareproject.org. Please pass this info along to
Boston-area Shakespeareans who don't regularly read this list.

Empresariously.
David Evett

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Anyone have an extra copy of "The Masks of Macbeth"?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0849  Monday, 12 April 2004

From:           Alan J. Sanders <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 7 Apr 2004 11:20:42 -0400
Subject:        Anyone have an extra copy of "The Masks of Macbeth"?

To all on the list:

Two years ago I needed to do some major preparation to direct a
production of "Macbeth."  Many on this list gave me suggestions for good
reference books, and one excellent referral was for the late Marvin
Rosenberg's book, "The Masks of Macbeth."  I have since bought all of
the other "Masks of . .  . "books and his book "The Adventures of a
Shakespeare Scholar."  However, "The Masks of Macbeth" was out of print
and the only way I got a copy was through an inter-library loan.  I have
been looking online to see if anyone has a copy.  I even called the
University of Delaware Press and they were unable to help.

Thus, I am asking if anyone here has an extra copy that they would like
to sell?  It doesn't even need to be in the best condition so long as
all of the pages are there and intact.  If you can help, you can respond
to me off-list.

Thanks!
Alan J. Sanders

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SAA Hiatus

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0847  Monday, 12 April 2004

From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 7 Apr 2004 06:55:45 -0400
Subject: SAA Hiatus
Comment:        SHK 15.0838 SAA Hiatus

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

I had a grand time at this year's SAA meeting. It was good to see and
talk with so many of you.

My special thanks to Nick for the ersters.

Hardy

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Assistant Professorship in Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0848  Monday, 12 April 2004

From:           James Fitzmaurice <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 08 Apr 2004 16:35:08 -0700
Subject:        Assistant Professorship in Shakespeare

I forward this job listing from Professor Tumbleson

Jim Fitzmaurice

I have an unusual problem in this tight job market:  I'm chairing a
search committee and have gotten fewer than a dozen applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Shakespeare.  I was puzzled
until I spoke to a confused job hunter yesterday who said he'd heard
about the opening but couldn't find it on the MLA Job List online.  When
I looked at the Job List, I discovered that whatever administrator had
posted it had neglected to hit the English Literature 1500-1800
search-parameter box, so that any search limited to that period would
not turn up our position!  Also the ad mistakenly listed the rank as a
lectureship.  I have corrected the advertisement, though the MLA website
won't be updated to include the corrections until Friday, according to
the person I spoke with at the MLA office, but I fear that many people
have already checked the Job List and won't again for several weeks.  We
were hoping to start examining applications next week but will probably
have to wait another week now, unless we simply delay the search
altogether till next year, which of course we'd much rather not do.

Please, if you know any people who might be interested, let them know,
and, if there is anyone on this list who is also on a Shakespeare and/or
Renaissance list, or has a colleague who is, would you please cross-post
this announcement there?  Our course load is 4/4, but half the total is
upperclass Shakespeare, Masters-level courses are part of the load, and
there are only two composition courses per year; the pay isn't bad and
we're 90 minutes out of Philadelphia, 2 hours out of New York (an
express bus takes you from campus to Port Authority in midtown in 2 1/4
hours).  The advertisement says that we began to review applications on
April 2, but that date doesn't reflect the fact that bureaucracy delayed
its posting by a month and a half; we are emphatically still eager for
applicants.  Please send any applications, including letter, vita,
transcripts, and references, to me:  Ray Tumbleson, Chair, Shakespeare
Search Committee, English Department, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
19530.

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New Henry V Film Coming Out Soon

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0846  Wednesday, 7 April 2004

[1]     From:   Bruce W. Richmam <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 6 Apr 2004 09:33:48 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0837 New Henry V Film Coming Out Soon

[2]     From:   Bruce Fenton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 6 Apr 2004 10:54:45 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0837 New Henry V Film Coming Out Soon


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From:           Bruce W. Richmam <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 6 Apr 2004 09:33:48 -0500
Subject: 15.0837 New Henry V Film Coming Out Soon
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0837 New Henry V Film Coming Out Soon

I'm puzzled by the claim that references to contemporary politics and
political figures are irrelevant to the work of this study group.
Shakespeare wrote more than thirty plays about politicians, most of whom
behaved either corruptly, incompetently, or venally. Even his
contemporaries saw reflections of their own political situations in the
plays-think of the tiff over Richard II. If references or comparisons to
the imperfections of people in current positions of leadership help us
to understand the plays, or if the plays illuminate the current
leadership, for good or for bad, that application seems entirely
relevant to scholarly discussion. I, among many, find myself stunned by
the many similarities between Hal/Henry V and the current American
president, including the depth and distribution of adoration and
contempt both generate. I don't think anyone participating in this
discussion group needs to be told that our playwright did not intend the
implications of his work to be forgotten at the playhouse exits; the
fact that we can see contemporary people and events effectively
identical to those Shakespeare wrote about 400 years ago should tell us
a lot about Shakespeare, and a lot about people and events. And I don't
see any responsibility for "even-handedness". This group does not
operate under public licensure, and, refreshingly, is responsible for
nothing except general civility toward one another and high quality
scholarship.

Bruce Richman
Department of Psychiatry
University of Missouri

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From:           Bruce Fenton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 6 Apr 2004 10:54:45 EDT
Subject: 15.0837 New Henry V Film Coming Out Soon
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0837 New Henry V Film Coming Out Soon

 >I am concerned that barbs against our current Command-in-Chief get
 >released here but any attempt to defend are generally squashed.

Alan has a good point - I am sorry for bringing personal politics into
the group - I couldn't resist.  I do not however think that we should go
so far as to not discuss politics of today at all if it is relevant to
another on-topic discussion.  Great art draws on universal truths and by
its nature we will see similarities in what is going on in the world
today - this I think is relevant to the purpose of the group.

Dan Smith also has a good point - would we have encouraged Shakespeare
or any other artist to avoid political discourse because it can offend
others?

-Bruce Fenton

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