2004

Harry Potter

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2048  Friday, 3 December 2004

From:           Peter Bridgman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 2 Dec 2004 12:49:41 -0000
Subject: 15.2041 Harry Potter
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.2041 Harry Potter

 >Well, Peter.  That would kind of put Ben Jonson's thoughts on his best
 >bud in proper perspective, wouldn't it: "And though thou hadst small
 >Latine, and lesse Greeke"?

Jonson was just showing off his university education.  As Michael Wood
says in his BBC book, 'What would be 'small Latin' in his day was much
more than would be mastered by a classics graduate now'.  Contemporary
grammar school syllabuses (syllabi?) tell us that WS and his pals would
have studied Ovid at the age of eight or nine.  Michael Wood again:
'Late in his career, in The Tempest, he gives the correct translation of
a word in Ovid omitted in the English version by Arthur Golding'.

Peter Bridgman

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Call for Tapes of Student Productions

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2047  Friday, 3 December 2004

From:           Jim Fitzmaurice <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 02 Dec 2004 16:44:04 -0700
Subject:        Call for Tapes of Student Productions

Anyone who is interested in having tapes of student (or other
non-Equity) productions of plays by Shakespeare broadcast on
Universityhouse TV (Dish Network channel 9411), please contact me off
list for details.

Jim Fitzmaurice
English Department
Northern Arizona University
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Guinness

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2045  Friday, 3 December 2004

From:           Jim Shaw <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 2 Dec 2004 12:42:00 -0000
Subject:        Guinness

I've received an enquiry from someone trying to track a recording of
Alec Guinness reading a letter from Richard Burbage to his wife.  Can
anyone help with information about the details of the recording and
where it is available?

Jim Shaw

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Dates in Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2046  Friday, 3 December 2004

From:           Harry G. Rusche <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 02 Dec 2004 13:14:52 -0500
Subject:        Dates in Shakespeare

A friend (a librarian) asked me about dates in Shakespeare.  For
example, we know that Juliet was born on July 31, we can look up the
date of the Battle of Agincourt, and we can (perhaps) figure out
Hamlet's age from the gravedigger's comments.  He is concerned with
other dates as well and asked me if I know of a source he could consult.
  I don't know of a source like that, but I told him the Arden
Shakespeare has copious notes that help me answer questions of all sorts.

Does anyone know what I might suggest to him?  He is a librarian, so I
suspect that it would be an obscure source if he cannot readily find the
information.  Or has anyone dealt with questions like this in any of the
plays?

If this is too specific to be of general interest, please reply to me
personally.  And thanks for your help.

Harry Rusche
Emory University

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Cincinnati Public Library

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2044  Friday, 3 December 2004

From:           Pamela Richards <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 2 Dec 2004 03:38:10 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Cincinnati Public Library Announces a Pre-Production
Shakespeare Discussion Group

Dear Shakespeare Enthusiasts:

On December 15, 2004, the Cincinnati Public Library, in cooperation with
the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, will host a pre-production
discussion of Henry V, their upcoming play.

This is the first of a series which has been announced in response to
public interest in learning the background of Shakespeare's plays prior
to the performance.

The librarian is composing a bibliography of books which have
significance to this play.

There are only 20 seats now open, so please reserve your place in
advance.  I hope to see you there!

Warmly,
Pam

http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/programs/calendar.html?range=day&category=&location=&date=20041215

Will's Notes: Shakespeare for the Rest of Us

Brian Isaac Phillips, Artistic Director of Cincinnati Shakespeare
Festival (CSF), will discuss CSF's production of "Henry V." Topics will
include an outline of the plot, history behind the play and specifics
about the production. Q & A Session will follow. Meets in Room 3B. To
register for a seat, please call 369-6991.

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