2004

Hiatus

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1476  Friday, 23 July 2004

From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, July 23, 2004
Subject:        Hiatus

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

This will be the last SHAKSPER digest for the next two weeks. I plan to
resume mailings on Monday, August 9.

Thanks to all for concluding ongoing threads.

Hardy


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Romeo and Juliet Original Pronunciation

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1475  Friday, 23 July 2004

From:           Chris Gordon <gordo003 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 10:13:36 CDT
Subject: 15.1467 Romeo and Juliet Original Pronunciation
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1467 Romeo and Juliet Original Pronunciation

Many thanks to David Crystal for his illuminating information about the
Globe's OP performances. I congratulate him, the actors, and the theatre
for "taking the plunge." I wish I could have seen and heard the
production.  Perhaps another year. This does seem to complement
extremely well the other original practices efforts being made by the
Globe. Seeing _Twelfth Night_ on tour last summer here in Minneapolis
was one of the highlights of my many years of theatre-going.

Chris

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Thunder

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1473  Friday, 23 July 2004

[1]     From:   David Nicol <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 13:07:01 +0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1466 Thunder

[2]     From:   Bruce W. Richman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 08:46:54 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1461 Thunder


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From:           David Nicol <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 13:07:01 +0000
Subject: 15.1466 Thunder
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1466 Thunder

This is slightly out of our period, but in the baroque theatre at Cesky
Krumlov, thunder is produced by a sort of wheelbarrow with a knobbly
wheel. It sounds surprisingly realistic from below.

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From:           Bruce W. Richman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 08:46:54 -0500
Subject: 15.1461 Thunder
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1461 Thunder

The cannon-ball-down-the-trough citations are surely correct, and
represent some admirable scholarship by those who provided them. I have
read, but as an apparently poorer scholar cannot provide a citation,
that thunder was also simulated in the theater by grasping a thin sheet
of tin at one end and snapping the wrist to create a ripple through the
sheet that counterfeited the sound of thunder quite well.

Bruce W. Richman
Department of Psychiatry
University of Missouri
School of Medicine

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Greek Tetralogy, Satyr Plays, and H5

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1474  Friday, 23 July 2004

From:           Norman Hinton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 10:03:39 -0500
Subject: 15.1468 Greek Tetralogy, Satyr Plays, and H5
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1468 Greek Tetralogy, Satyr Plays, and H5

The OED dates 'quadrilogy' from 1865 -- a reference in The Athenoeum to
"his quadrilogy of Nibelungen operas", and it defines 'quadrilogy' as
'tetralogy'.  Just which tempora and whose mores are we complaining about?

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A Query: MLA's Variorum Project

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1472  Friday, 23 July 2004

From:           Paul Werstine <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 16:25:53 -0400
Subject:        A Query: MLA's Variorum Project

This is a friendly supplement to David Kathman's generous attempt to
answer the initial query about the possibility that MLA's New Variorum
Shakespeare might be published electronically.

Perhaps the best source of information about MLA's plans to encode the
NVS is Dr. David Nicholls, Director of MLA book publications. However, I
can report that this winter a new NVS <Winter's Tale> edited by Robert
K. Turner and Virginia Haas will be published in book and electronic
forms, and that Standish Henning's NVS <Comedy of Errors> is in press
right now, due for publication in the same dual format in 2005, with
Richard Knowles's monumental <King Lear> to follow shortly.  Although
nothing's been published in the series since Marvin Spevack's <Antony>
in 1990, there is a lot of work in the pipeline.  Development of the
electronic format has taken time.

Paul Werstine
co-general editor (with Richard A. J. Knowles) of the NVS

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