2004

Shakespeare's Leap

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1777  Wednesday, 29 September 2004

[1]     From:   Todd Pettigrew <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 2004 13:30:06 -0300
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1766 Shakespeare's Leap

[2]     From:   John Briggs <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Sep 2004 01:49:54 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1766 Shakespeare's Leap


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From:           Todd Pettigrew <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 2004 13:30:06 -0300
Subject: 15.1766 Shakespeare's Leap
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1766 Shakespeare's Leap

Larry Weiss rightly notes that the "passing reference to "a wolf hanged
for human slaughter," [is] generally taken as a reference to Lopez".

That reference, I suspect Larry would agree, is extremely tenuous. For
one thing, Lopez was not "hanged for human slaughter" since he didn't
actually murder the Queen. More importantly the imagined wolf is one
hanged not recently (from the perspective of the characters), but long
ago, before the birth of Shylock:

        O, be thou damn'd, inexecrable dog!
        And for thy life let justice be accused.
        Thou almost makest me waver in my faith
        To hold opinion with Pythagoras,
        That souls of animals infuse themselves
        Into the trunks of men: thy currish spirit
        Govern'd a wolf, who, hang'd for human slaughter,
        Even from the gallows did his fell soul fleet,
        And, whilst thou lay'st in thy unhallow'd dam,
        Infused itself in thee; for thy desires
        Are wolvish, bloody, starved and ravenous.

This "wolf", then, is hardly likely to be a topical reference.

t.

Todd Pettigrew
University College of Cape Breton

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From:           John Briggs <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 29 Sep 2004 01:49:54 +0100
Subject: 15.1766 Shakespeare's Leap
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1766 Shakespeare's Leap

John W. Kennedy wrote:

 >Shakespeare's great mastery was in character, and /Merchant/
 >is far closer in time to /Hamlet/ than, say, /Errors/.

I suppose it depends how you date 'Errors'.  Charles Whitworth in his
Oxford edition (2002) accepts that "...considerable ... evidence points
to the latter half of the year 1594...".  'Merchant' is usually dated
around 1596, and 'Hamlet' around 1600.

John Briggs

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Modified Procedures

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1776  Wednesday, 29 September 2004

From:           Charles Weinstein <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004 18:48:20 -0400
Subject: 15.1762 Modified Procedures
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1762 Modified Procedures

While rules of interpersonal courtesy make sense for a discussion group,
rules preventing the discussants form speaking sharply or satirically of
public figures do not.  Some listmembers assume that there is no
distinction.  I believe that the distinction is obvious and important.
Failure to recognize it could lead to dilution and enfeeblement of the
discussion.

"Well, well, the event."

--Charles Weinstein

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Modern-spelling Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1774  Wednesday, 29 September 2004

From:           Al Magary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 29 Sep 2004 01:07:17 -0700
Subject:        Modern-spelling Shakespeare

May I be pointed toward a couple of the most important or useful essays
on the processes of editing Shakespeare or others of the early modern
period?  I'm particularly interested in issues involved in producing
modern-spelling editions.

This is in connection with my edition of Hall's Chronicle (1550).  I
have finished transcribing from Penn's facsimiles and am now
proofreading and planning more active editorial work. Principally,
Hall's orthography is so variable that I am considering a companion
modern-spelling version to facilitate browsing and searching.
Modernizing, I expect, could easily lead to correcting (e.g., personal
and place names), improving (e.g., punctuation, paragraphing), and
adding reader aids (e.g., section and subsection titles), and I wonder
how far to go without virtually remodeling Hall.

Thanks in advance,
Al Magary

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Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1775  Wednesday, 29 September 2004

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 1 Dec 2004 18:42:35 -0500
Subject:        Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Shakespeare

The Effect of the War in Iraq on America's Security
By Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Monday 27 September 2004

Shakespeare stated the enduring age-old principle eloquently and wisely
when he wrote: "Time's glory is to calm contending kings, to unmask
falsehood, and bring truth to light."

No issue is more important today. The battle against terrorism is a
battle we must win.

Full text at

http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/092904Y.shtml

P.S. Ted Kennedy also quoted from R and J in his eulogy for his slain
brother, RFK.

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John Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1773  Wednesday, 29 September 2004

From:           Dennis Taylor <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004 18:48:31 -0400
Subject:        John Shakespeare

I can think of no full scale biography of John Shakespeare.  Correct me
if I am wrong.  Otherwise, is this not an astonishing lacuna?

Best,
Dennis Taylor
Boston College

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