2004

Kerry as Cassius

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1076  Tuesday, 18 May 2004

From:           Nancy Charlton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 18 May 2004 06:08:52 -0700
Subject:        Kerry as Cassius

If the debated on W as Hal: Kerry as Hamlet may have gone a tad
ridiculous in its postulatings, here is one ineluctable fact. According
to the Sunday NY Times, Kerry played Cassius in the 11th or 12th grade
at St Pauls:

QUOTE: In an 11th- or 12th-grade student production of "Julius Caesar,"
Mr. Kerry played a memorable Cassius, warning in his already sonorous
voice, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,/But in ourselves,
that we are underlings."

"And he still has that lean and hungry look," said another classmate,
Philip Heckscher, now a teacher and Chinese calligrapher, who played
Marc Antony. UNQUOTE

Full story at
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/16/politics/campaign/16KERR.html?th

Nancy Charlton

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Cock Crow

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1075  Tuesday, 18 May 2004

From:           Graham Hall <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 18 May 2004 11:52:54 +0000
Subject:        Cock Crow

The publisher's blurb for "Looking for Sex in Shakespeare" by Professor
Wells flashes before my eyes. Deeply buried within we are told that the
doyen of British Shakespeareans conducts this work with "equal penetration".

I say!

Best,
G.

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Best Grad School for Textual Study of Shakespeare?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1073  Tuesday, 18 May 2004

From:           Philip Weller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 17 May 2004 10:14:48 -0700
Subject:        Best Grad School for Textual Study of Shakespeare?

A student, planning for grad school, wants to compare Folio and Quarto,
etc., and asked me where he should apply.  I haven't a clue; does anyone
else?

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No Moor of That

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1074  Tuesday, 18 May 2004

From:           Graham Hall <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 17 May 2004 16:31:35 +0000
Subject:        No Moor of that

Lord Bragg, presenting "The Southbank Show"  dedicated to Othello,
strides downstage at (what I have been advised is) Shakespeare's Globe
and in his introduction informs that "[...] Burbage gave his first
performance {meaning I think as Othello} four hundred years ago here
{S.D. Looks about him} at the Globe."

Such sloppy scripting leads us into the temptation. But nevertheless an
interesting adventure into creating received wisdom out of potential
myth. Also, there was a depressing focus on the blackness of it all in
and out of the text. The current South African connection in the cast
was made much of without much illumination thereof.

Later, in the wee small hours on BBC Radio 4, Juliet Stevenson and Naomi
Frederick were in fascinating conversation about the role of Rosalind.
This exposed and investigated the process of coming to terms with a
character. A little jewel but late, late, late and discovered by
serendipity.


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Programs with Dana Ivey, Christopher Plummer,

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1072  Tuesday, 18 May 2004

From:           John F. Andrews <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 17 May 2004 09:08:13 -0700
Subject:        Programs with Dana Ivey, Christopher Plummer, Ken Ludwig, and
Other Luminaries

Dear Colleague,

I'm writing with a reminder about several upcoming programs that may be
of interest to you and to others you know. We'll be delighted to extend
Guild-member rates for these activities not only to you but to anyone
else who responds to this message, so please feel free to forward it to
your friends and associates.

One, on Thursday evening May 20 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in
Washington, will put the spotlight on actress Dana Ivey, who created the
role of Miss Daisy in an Obie-winning off-Broadway production and who is
now in rehearsal as Big Mama in the Kennedy Center's forthcoming "Cat on
a Hot Tin Roof."

A second, on Monday evening May 24 at the National Arts Club in New
York, will give you a chance to talk with actor Christopher Plummer,
who's received a Tony Award nomination for the remarkable King Lear he
just completed at Lincoln Center Theater.

These and other Guild events are being offered in collaboration with the
English-Speaking Union, and you'll find more detail about them,
including information about how to make reservations, at
www.esuwdc.org/calendar.html.

Hoping to see you soon,
John

John F. Andrews, President
The Shakespeare Guild
2141 Wyoming Avenue NW, Suite 41
Washington, DC 20008-3916
Phone 202 234 4602   Fax 202 234 4639
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