2005

Eight Hamlets

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1070  Thursday, 9 June 2005

[1]     From:   Stephen C. Rose <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 8 Jun 2005 08:11:41 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1062 Eight Hamlets

[2]     From:   Bill Arnold <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 8 Jun 2005 08:16:21 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1062 Eight Hamlets

[3]     From:   Steve Roth <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 8 Jun 2005 09:19:55 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1057 Eight Hamlets

[4]     From:   John Ramsay <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 09 Jun 2005 02:24:07 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1062 Eight Hamlets


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From:           Stephen C. Rose <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 8 Jun 2005 08:11:41 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 16.1062 Eight Hamlets
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1062 Eight Hamlets

Bloom's all right. He believes people are not piano keys on a good day.
Goddard is best in my book.

"There is the eternal distinction between imagination, which actually
grasps reality, and
idealization, which merely tries to impose itself on it." -- HCG

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From:           Bill Arnold <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 8 Jun 2005 08:16:21 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 16.1062 Eight Hamlets
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1062 Eight Hamlets

David Bishop writes, "Another group of interesting comments. Restricting
this to the most prominent eight is hard."

You seem to not mention Bernard Grebanier's *the Heart of Hamlet* and I
am puzzled why not?  Who has done Grebanier better than he on Hamlet?

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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From:           Steve Roth <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 8 Jun 2005 09:19:55 -0700
Subject: 16.1057 Eight Hamlets
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1057 Eight Hamlets

I agree with others that Wilson (WHIH) is essential, and I think Stephen
Daedelus would fit very well in your collection.

This next doesn't fit your criteria, but since we're discussing the best
Hamlet criticism...

One that doesn't get much attention, and should IMHO, is Empson's
chapter on Hamlet in _Essays on Shakespeare_ (Cambridge, '86; you can
also find it in Cyrus Hoy's Norton Hamlet).

Empson goes at it by asking what Shakespeare would have been faced with
when updating an outdated and widely ridiculed play and genre. How does
he get away with it? The result is a quite brilliant insight into
Elizabethan audience expectations, the ever-elusive related issue of
auctorial intentions, and--most importantly for someone trying to
understand the play (especially the jokes)--what the original audiences
would have laughed at, and why.

The essay provides the best piece of "framing" through which to view
Hamlet that I'm aware of, and that in brief.

Steve

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From:           John Ramsay <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 09 Jun 2005 02:24:07 -0400
Subject: 16.1062 Eight Hamlets
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1062 Eight Hamlets

C.S.Lewis "Hamlet: the prince or the poem" is worth considering.

John Ramsay

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The Spanish Armada - Evermore in the Main

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1069  Thursday, 9 June 2005

From:           Peter Bridgman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 8 Jun 2005 20:30:28 +0100
Subject: 16.1059 The Spanish Armada - Evermore in the Main
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1059 The Spanish Armada - Evermore in the Main

Linking this thread to the Lear thread, surely one of the reasons why
WS, despite his sources, gave Lear a pessimistic ending was that
Cordelia's French Armada could not be seen to succeed.

Peter Bridgman

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Shakespeare on TV

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1067  Thursday, 9 June 2005

From:           Patty Winter <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 8 Jun 2005 10:01:41 -0700
Subject: 16.1060 Shakespeare on TV
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1060 Shakespeare on TV

Hi, everyone.

Just thought I'd mention that this TV list is something I've been doing
for years on HLAS, which is why you saw the "coming in the middle" type
intro, "Kind of slim pickings this month." I sent the June list to Hardy
and asked whether it would be an appropriate subject for SHAKSPER, and
he kindly decided that it would. So I'll post them here from now on, too.

They're mostly U.S. listings, although I have need to check Canadian TV
listings occasionally, too, so I sometimes look for Shakespeare-related
airings while I'm at it. We obviously have some Canadians on this list,
so I'll try to be more diligent about that in future months.

You'll notice that I use a fairly liberal definition of what's related
to Shakespeare. Yes, I will be listing "Forbidden Planet" and "West Side
Story" when they show up.  :-)

I hope you find the listings useful.

Patty

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Student Groups in Stratford, Ontario

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1068  Thursday, 9 June 2005

From:           Meg Livingston <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 8 Jun 2005 12:26:42 -0400
Subject: 16.1055 Student Groups in Stratford, Ontario
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1055 Student Groups in Stratford, Ontario

With the previous student groups I've taken up, I've found the
Traveller's Motel (www.travellers-motel.com) to be the most economical.
  It is a VERY basic motel, but it is clean and well run and only about
$65 CAN a night.  And it is about a 15-minute walk from the Festival
Theater.

Best of luck,
Meg

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Two Books

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1066  Thursday, 9 June 2005

From:           Edna Z. Boris
Date:           Thursday, June 09, 2005 8:25 AM
Subject:        Two Books

A flyer for the following books was in my mailbox today - has anyone
read them?

Michael Bogdanov, Shakespeare: The Director's Cut, Modern Works for
Today's Readers

Peter Dawkins, The Shakespeare Enigma

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