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Shakespeare Newsletter 54:2/3
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0759  Friday, 22 April 2005

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Thursday, 21 Apr 2005 14:22:10 -0700
Subject:        Shakespeare Newsletter 54:2/3

The new double issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* (Summer/Fall 2004,
volume 54:2/3) has news, articles, reviews, poetry, and features that
will be of interest to members of SHAKSPER.

Articles:
"Carrying Cordelia" by John Mosedale is an entertaining meditation on
the stage direction "Enter LEAR with Cordelia in his arms," and the ways
this entrance has been handled in several productions.

Notes:
In "Shakespeare's 'Careful Art': Casca and Enobarbus," John Velz
examines the playwright's dramaturgy of complex characters by looking at
the apparent paradoxes of these Roman characters.

David McInnis's "On Cleopatra's 'Invisible Perfume' makes the convincing
case that Enobarbus expression should not be emended, for there were
visible perfumes known in early modern England.

The issue includes front cover and other art by Ben Shahn, with a note
on his Shakespeare work, and a Hamlet themed comic strip by the great
George Herrimann.

Interviews:
*James H. Lake's talk with Ralph Alan Cohen of the Shanandoah
Shakespeare Express about their 2000 production of Marlowe's *Doctor
Faustus*

*Andrew Gurr "Talking Books" with Michael P. Jensen

Book Reviews:
*Structural Problems in Shakespeare: Lectures and Essays* by Harold
Jenkins, edited by Ernst Honigmann

*Fantasies of Female Evil* by Christina Leon Alfar

*Defining Shakespeare-"Pericles" as a Test Case* by MacDonald P. Jackson

*Will in the World* by Stephen Greenblatt

*Mare Nostrum, Mare Illorum: Shakespeare and the Mediterranean* edited
by Tom Clayton, Susan Brock, and Vicente Fores

Performance Reviews:
Two productions of *Romeo and Juliet* in Ohio
The Royal Shakespeare Company's 2004 Stratford season
London's Globe Theatre's 2004 offerings
Twin reviews of Michael Radford's film version of *The Merchant of
Venice,* with a note on the teacher's guide supplied by the producers.

Features:
Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals"
Karoline Szatek's "Table of Contents"
Nina daVinci Nichols "New York Performance"
Michael Best's "Electronic Shakespeares"
Tiffany Alkan's "Minutes of the Columbia Shakespeare Seminar"

You will also find calls for papers, a list of books available for
review, and more.

*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
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Mike Jensen,
Contributing Editor

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