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Shakespeare Newsletter 55:1
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0022  Monday, 13 February 2006

From: 		Mike Jensen <
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Date: 		Friday, 10 Feb 2006 09:28:14 -0800
Subject: 	Shakespeare Newsletter 55:1

The 264th issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* (Spring 2005, volume 55) 
has news, articles, reviews, photos, and features that will be of 
interest to members of SHAKSPER.

On the cover:
The cover is a reproduction of the original poster for *Kiss Me, Kate,* 
which accompanies the article "Double Vision: Kiss Me, Kate" by Irene G. 
Dash. This explores how the show works on two levels, using *The Taming 
of the Shrew* to find parallels in twentieth century gender relations. 
The article is richly illustrated with photographs from the original 
Broadway production with one from 1984, plus some from a 1935 production 
of Shakespeare's play.

"Frailty, Thy Name is Woman Widow" by Richard Levin discovers the 
meaning of that curious phrase by examining other references to women's 
frailty in early modern drama.

Judith B. Kennedy's "On the Sources of the Pyramus and Thisbe Playlet" 
overviews all the proposed sources to see which are convincing and which 
are not. The editors call this article "in effect [a] progress report" 
on the forthcoming New Variorum edition of *A Midsummer Night's Dream.*

"The Battlefield at Shrewsbury" is John W. Velz's reminiscence about his 
visit to find the battlefield, an important location in 1HenryIV. Is 
there evidence of the battle? How about Shrewsbury clock? It would be 
wrong to give away the ending.

A report on the Shakespeare in Performance II conference at Drew 
University by editor John W. Mahon.

Book Reviews:
This issue has three reviews of books from Canada, and one other:
Shakespeare in Canada: 'A World Elsewhere'? edited by Diana Brydon and 
Irena R. Makaryk
Fifty Seasons at Stratford by Robert Cushman
Stratford Gold: 50 Years, 50 Stars, 50 Conversations by Richard Ouzounian
Shakespeare Without Fear: Teaching for Understanding by Mary Janell Metzger

Regular Features:
Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals" reviews four journal articles
Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with Anthony B. Dawson

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 
Rochelle, NY 10801.  Contact 
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Mike Jensen,
Contributing Editor

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