2004

Taming of the Shrew Query

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2129  Monday, 20 December 2004

[1]     From:   Jim Carroll <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 16 Dec 2004 11:28:40 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.2118 Taming of the Shrew Query

[2]     From:   Abigail Quart <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 16 Dec 2004 11:30:57 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.2118 Taming of the Shrew Query


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From:           Jim Carroll <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 16 Dec 2004 11:28:40 -0500
Subject: 15.2118 Taming of the Shrew Query
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.2118 Taming of the Shrew Query

 >>Thou liest, thou thread, thou thimble,
 >>Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nail!
 >>Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter cricket thou!
 >>Braved in mine own house with a skein of thread! (4.3.106-10)

Didn't insects infest clothing in those days? It seems to me that
Petruchio is comparing the tailor to those things that, through the
agency of cloth or thread, are enabled to enter his home and speak
"brave" words, and the insects in particular are derogatory as well.

Jim Carroll

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From:           Abigail Quart <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 16 Dec 2004 11:30:57 -0500
Subject: 15.2118 Taming of the Shrew Query
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.2118 Taming of the Shrew Query

Fleas, nits, and crickets all infest clothing. Winter crickets are
adults looking for warmth and will leave the field and invade the home.

http://www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us/4th/kkhp/1insects/cricket.html

The Field Crickets

They are the most common cricket found in pastures and meadows. The
field crickets are, at times, very damaging to field crops, especially
alfalfa, wheat, oats or rye. In the Gulf states they may damage
tomatoes, peas, beans or strawberries. They also consume dead or
weakened crickets, grasshoppers, cutworms and other insects. When these
crickets invade the home, they may attack textiles of cotton, linen,
wool and silk, as well as furs. Clothing, if stained with perspiration,
greasy foods, milk or syrup is liable to injury.

http://www.bugspray.com/articles98/fieldcrickets.html

Crickets feed on just about anything. This includes dead insects, live
insects, silk, wool, man-made fabric, paper, wood, and just about
anything we eat...In fact, crickets are just as likely to be a pest in
closets as moths or carpet beetles.

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Shakespeare and Monkeys

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2128  Monday, 20 December 2004

From:           Joanne Gates <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 16 Dec 2004 16:16:25 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Shakespeare and Monkeys

A clever use of the Shakespeare and Monkeys question (project?) appears
in the Winter 2005 issue 48 of The Oxford American Magazine, newly
restarted in partnership with University of Central Arkansas. My copy
arrived in the mail 2 days ago, so it might be in Libraries, at
bookstores, available by subscription. Other than having been a previous
subscriber, I am not affiliated. Their website is oxfordamericanmag.com.
  Not online but a fun read is the Charles Portis story, "The Wind
Bloweth Where It Listeth: An exclusive report on a strange writing
factory," pages 122-4.

Accompanying the article on page 123 is a cartoon of a monkey with
Shakespeare's head, sitting at a manual typewriter, letters flying
around in the background.  The elegant contents page for this issue has
a double page spread of artwork by Louie Psihoyos, entitled "The 100th
Monkey" showing a nice ornate library full of the little beasts.  Three
in the foreground are working at keyboards, and we can just decipher the
print on their flat screen monitors.  One has a text labeled MACBEAST,
another A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S CHIMP, the other, THE TAMING OF THE CHIMP.

Search the SHAKSPER.net archive on Shakespeare and Monkeys if you are
not up to speed on the legend and permutations.

Joanne Gates

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New Terence Malcick Film The New World

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2126  Monday, 20 December 2004

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 19 Dec 2004 13:22:25 -0500
Subject:        New Terence Malcick Film The New World-- on John Smith

I saw the trailer last night.  Looked wonderful, even if Colin Farrell
is in the film.

The official website is at http://www.thenewworldmovie.com/

In a first as far as I know, there's an option to see the trailer shot
by shot.  Complete with sound effects.

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Shakespearean International Yearbook

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2127  Monday, 20 December 2004

From:           Sherri Fillingham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 16 Dec 2004 11:02:05 -0500
Subject: 15.2117 Shakespearean International Yearbook
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.2117 Shakespearean International Yearbook

This is twice in a very short time that a publication has been touted on
this list.  And, both times, NO information on how to purchase these
publications has been offered.  Perhaps I am the only one who does not
know where these intriguing sounding volumes may be bought, but somehow
I doubt it.

 From now on, when promoting a book, publication, etc., can information
on purchasing please be included?

Sherri Fillingham
Communications Assistant to the Dean
Howard University School of Divinity

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CFP: 2005 Elizabethan Theatre Conference

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2125  Monday, 20 December 2004

From:           Ken Graham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, December 16, 2004 1:52 PM
Subject:        CFP: 2005 Elizabethan Theatre Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
  2005 Waterloo Conference on Elizabethan Theatre: "Religion and Theatre"

We invite session and paper proposals for the seventeenth Elizabethan
Theatre conference, to be held June 16-18, 2005, at the University of
Waterloo. Proposals on any aspect of the relationship between religion
and Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome.

Plenary speakers:
Anthony Dawson (University of British Columbia)
Alexandra Johnston (REED Project, University of Toronto)
Jeffrey Knapp (University of California, Berkeley)
Debora Shuger (University of California, Los Angeles)
Richard Strier (University of Chicago)
Paul Whitfield White (Purdue University)

The conference will be held at the University of Waterloo Conference
Centre, where anticipated 2005 rates for bed and breakfast
accommodation, all taxes included, are $64.96 Cdn. (single) and $48.16
Cdn. (double). The conference schedule will include several trips to
plays at the nearby Stratford Festival of Canada. Waterloo is part of a
metropolitan area with a population of 450,000, located in the heart of
Ontario's Mennonite farming country, adjacent to the historic village of
St. Jacobs. It is about an hour west of Toronto's Pearson International
Airport. High temperatures in mid-June average a pleasant 23 degrees
Celsius (74F), with overnight lows a cool 11C (52F). For updated
information, visit http://english.uwaterloo.ca/Elizabethan/htm.

By January 31, 2005, submit paper or session proposals electronically to
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Kenneth Graham
Department of English
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1

Philip Collington
Department of English
Niagara University
Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY
USA 14109-2035

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