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New Issue of Shakespeare Newsletter
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1845  Thursday, 7 October 2004

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 06 Oct 2004 09:21:48 -0700
Subject:        New Issue of Shakespeare Newsletter

The 260th issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* (Spring 2004, volume
54:1) has news, articles, reviews, illustrations, and features that will
be of interest to members of SHAKSPER.

On the cover:
Ron Rosenbaum's article "When is a Pun Not a Pun? Or, The Glass of
Fashion and the Gloss of Fashion" examines George Walton Williams's
response to a previous Rosenbaum article suggesting Shakespeare punned
on the word "mould" in *Henry V.* Also on the cover is a listing of
Shakespeare festival web-sites and contact information.

Articles:
"Shakespeare, *Arden of Faversham,* and 'Literature Online'" by Jayne M.
  Carroll and MacD. P. Jackson gives evidence that Shakespeare may have
written Arden after all, based on the high rate of phrases common to
that play and his work when compared to seven other playwrights.

Dennis Taylor's "Bearish on the Will: John Shakespeare in the Rafters"
discusses Robert Bearman's *Shakespeare Survey* article on the possibly
forged document affirming the Catholicism of the Shakespeare family.
Bearman presents evidence of forgery. Taylor presents contrary evidence.

"Rereading Orson Welles's *Chimes at Midnight*" is Robert H. Bell's
appreciation and insight into the delights of that film.

Jenny L. Woodman examines language to study the two-part structure of
the play in "Remedy and the Turning Point of Genre in *Measure for
Measure*."

Note:
Dominick I. Bongiorno's "Iago's Second-Level Meaning" looks at levels of
meaning in the language of 4.2.195-204.

One Act Play:
Atar Hadari's *Hod,* about the careers of Ben Jonson and William
Shakespeare which received its first reading at the Chichester Festival.

Book Reviews:
This issue has two reviews from the Pegasus Shakespeare Bibliographies
series: *Shakespeare: Life, Language and Linguists, Textual Studies, and
the Canon* by Michael Warren
*The Rape of Lucrece, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Anthony and
Cleopatra, and Coriolanus* by Clofford Chalmers Huffman and John Velz

Performance Review:
The Windmill Theatre's *A Midsummer Night's Dream*

Regular Features:
Karoline Szatek's "Table of Contents" reviews two books
Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals" reviews four journal articles
Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with Lois Potter
Michael Best's "Electronic Shakespeare" column about how students use
the World Wide Web
Nina DaVinci Nichols's "New York Performance" reviews the Aquila Theatre
Company's *Othello*

*Shakespeare Newsletter* is a wonderful bargain at just $3.75 per issue
($4.25 outside the U.S.). Two-year subscriptions ($30 US, $34 foreign)
are preferred. Subscribers outside the U.S. should use a credit card to
save on extortionate bank charges. Please send subscription orders to
"The Shakespeare Newsletter," Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New
Rochelle, NY 10801.  Contact 
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  if you would like a free
sample copy.

Mike Jensen,
Contributing Editor

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