2005

Hamlet

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0311  Wednesday, 16 February 2005

From:           Stefan Andreas Sture <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 15 Feb 2005 18:23:26 +0100
Subject:        Hamlet

Check this out:

http://www.shakespearesallskapet.se/Hamlet.htm

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Shakespeare and the Qu'ran

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0310  Wednesday, 16 February 2005

From:           Peter Bridgman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 16 Feb 2005 00:52:15 -0000
Subject:        Shakespeare and the Qu'ran

After his work in translating the KJV Bible, Shakespeare almost
certainly made a start on the Qu'ran.  How else can we explain this
verse from Al-Isra (The Children of Israel sura) 17:51...   "Still they
will shake their heads at you and say: when will it be?"

By highlighting the coded words in this verse, you will see more clearly
that Shakespeare is autographing his work ...

"Still they WILL SHAKE their heads at you and say: when WILL it be?"

It is also a little known fact but Hamlet's famous soliloquy can be
found in its entirety in the Qu'ran, although spread over a number of
the suras, chapters and verses.  When placed together these verses
reveal the poet's profound debt to the Qu'ran.  Again the key words are
in capitals ...

[Al-Ma'arij 70.28]  surely the chastisement of their lord is a thing not
TO BE felt secure of.  [70.30]  except in the case of their wives OR
those whom their right hands possess, for these surely are NOT TO BE blamed.
[Al-Kahf 18.19]  and thus did we rouse them THAT THE-y might QUESTION
each other.
[Al-Baqarah 2.282]  and be not averse to writing it WHETHER IT IS small
or large.
[Al-Hadid 57:18]  they shall have a NOBLE R-eward
etc, etc

Sceptical scholars should consider the following verse from Al-Maidah
('The Table') sura ...

"If, when you have just relieved yourself or had intercourse with women,
you can find no water, take some clean sand and rub your faces and your
hands with it"  (Al-Maidah 5.6).

The echoes of this verse in Ariel's song are unmistakable ...

"Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands".
(Tempest 1:2)

Maybe there are scholars that can give a different explanation for the
findings I have reported here and I certainly would welcome this. But
after more than ten  years of being involved with this material, I am
impressed that this points to a poet with direct ties to Islam - a
person within the culture rather than an outsider.  Only the ignorance
of Arabic and Islamic Qu'ranic culture will prevent this from being more
widely known among scholars.

Peter Bridgman

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BBC Radio Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0308  Wednesday, 16 February 2005

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 15 Feb 2005 10:57:51 -0800
Subject:        BBC Radio Shakespeare

I shall be very grateful if someone will give me the first broadcast
dates and program lengths for the following plays in the recent BBC
Radio Shakespeare series. I can find very little about them on the web
other than offers to sell tapes and CDs. An informative web-site will be
very greatly appreciated. The BBC seems to have taken theirs down and
eradicated most mentions of the series.

Antony and Cleopatra
Coriolanus
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
Merchant of Venice
Tempest

Replies to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be most appreciated, but I
shall also check SHAKSPER in a few days to see if there were any replies.

All the best,
Mike Jensen

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Season & Audience

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0309  Wednesday, 16 February 2005

From:           Dave Johnson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 16 Feb 2005 04:04:26 -1000
Subject:        Season & Audience

What was the season for the outdoor theaters of Shakespeare's time?  Did
they play in winter?

What was the likely total attendance at the Globe for a week during
Shakespeare's time?  (I gather the Globe may have held as many as 3,000
for one performance, but how many performances it had per week, and how
full it generally was, are less clear.)

What was the likely total attendance at London theaters for a week
during Shakespeare's time?

I have a considerable number of reference books on Elizabethan London,
but find very little information on these rather basic questions.  I
would appreciate any information I can get, as well as references for
that information.

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SAA Display and Kozintsev Hamlet Information

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0307  Wednesday, 16 February 2005

From:           Tanya Gough <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 15 Feb 2005 13:06:20 -0500
Subject:        SAA Display and Kozintsev Hamlet Information

With Hardy's indulgence, I would like to remind all folks attending the
SAA convention in Bermuda that due to the high cost of shipping, I will
not be bringing my usual table breaking pile of videos and DVDs for your
purchasing pleasure.  I am expecting to bring only a small selection of
recent releases.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you have need of any
particular titles and were hoping to pick them up at our booth next
month, and I will endeavour to bring them with me.  Otherwise, we will
be taking orders on site and shipping them out from our office after the
conference.  Pre-orders for the conference can be placed on-line, by fax
or by e-mailing your list to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For those of you waiting (with remarkable tolerance) for the Kozintsev
Hamlet, I'm afraid it has been delayed *again* and is now expected mid
to late March.  I have been begging and pleading for stock to be sent
early enough to bring copies to Bermuda, but at this point, I don't dare
hope.  My apologies for the continued delays.  I was assured that the
original January date was good, but there appears to be a problem with
their transfer to NTSC format that has to be resolved.

Thanks,
Tanya Gough
The Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue
www.bardcentral.com

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