2006

Shakespeare Behind Bars Documentary

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0239  Tuesday, 28 March 2006

From: 		Ellen Joy Letostak <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006 12:10:39 -0500
Subject: 17.0222 Shakespeare Behind Bars Documentary
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0222 Shakespeare Behind Bars Documentary

Such a program was available, at least until last year, in Wabash Valley 
Correctional Institution in Indiana. The "Shakespeare in the Shoe" 
program was highlighted in an MSNBC Investigates report on the prison 
that aired last year and repeats regularly. Dr. Laura Bates of Indiana 
State University founded a program whose purpose is to have a segregated 
population there "come to terms with their crimes" by reading, 
discussing, and rewriting Shakespeare.  At the time of the documentary, 
the prisoners were working on Macbeth, which one inmate describes as 
exhibiting "parallels that correlate with urban life." These segregated 
prisoners rewrite the play, and then observe and comment as another 
group of prisoners enact the revisioned text.  It seemed an intriguing 
approach.

MSNBC Investigates

"Lockup: Inside Wabash"
Narrator: John Seigenthaler
03 December 2005

Best,
Ellen

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Shakespeare in Time Magazine (Europe)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0238  Tuesday, 28 March 2006

[1] 	From: 	Edmund Taft <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006 08:42:37 -0500
	Subj: 	Shakespeare in Time Magazine (Europe)

[2] 	From: 	Colin Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006 08:31:13 -0800
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0231 Shakespeare in Time Magazine (Europe)


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From: 		Edmund Taft <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006 08:42:37 -0500
Subject: 	Shakespeare in Time Magazine (Europe)

Marcus Dahl asks, "Who do you want to trust - Gary Taylor or Ben 
Jonson?" Boy, that's a tough one! Seriously, we all recognize "genius" 
in mathematics and in music: most of us know that we can't write music 
the way Duke Ellington could or theorize mathematically the way Einstein 
could. So why does postmodernism reject the idea of literary genius?

Some people are more gifted than others. It's a fact.

Perplexedly,
Ed Taft

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From: 		Colin Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006 08:31:13 -0800
Subject: 17.0231 Shakespeare in Time Magazine (Europe)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0231 Shakespeare in Time Magazine (Europe)

I think it is often missed that the writers Shakespeare first 
encountered upon his entry into London,  the 'University Wits', Lyly, 
Watson, Greene, Peele, Marlowe (and though not a 'Wit', his roommate 
Kyd) were all dead and/or gone by the mid 1590's.

Lyly, the early master, was off running across the moors of Yorkshire. 
Watson, to whom Shakespeare was often compared, was dead by 1592. 
Greene, London's greatest journalist, and a wit from whom William had no 
trouble borrowing (Winter's Tale, more for 'Coney Catching' than 
'Pandosto') had 'rotted' away by 1592. Kyd (passed away in tortured 
misery by 1594) I would suggest was a better dramatist than Shakespeare. 
Peele (faded into oblivion by '96), the early pioneer of blank verse, 
gave way to the great innovator and probably the greatest 'writer' of 
the early 1590's Kit Marlowe (murdered in '93, all conspiracy theories 
aside).

If indeed 'no man is an island', Shakespeare's ability as a poet, writer 
and thinker is in no small part due to his good fortune in encountering 
these remarkable 'University Wits' early in his career.

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Renaissance Position

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0236  Tuesday, 28 March 2006

From: 		Scott Hess <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006 09:18:31 -0500
Subject: 	Renaissance Position

Visiting Asst. Prof.  of Renaissance/ Early Modern Literature (for 2006-7)

Earlham College will be hiring a one-year visiting assistant professor 
in Renaissance/Early Modern English Literature to begin Fall 2006.  We 
expect to make a tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2007. 
Candidates with a strong secondary area are particularly attractive, 
especially those prepared to teach Creative Writing.  Teaching load is 
six courses/year, four in literature (sophomore to senior courses) and 
two in first-year interdisciplinary seminars that emphasize intensive 
reading and writing.  There are opportunities to contribute to such 
interdisciplinary programs as Jewish Studies, African and African 
American Studies, Women's Studies, and Peace and Global Studies, among 
others.  Earlham is a selective national Liberal Arts college founded by 
Quakers that emphasizes teaching and service as much as scholarship. 
Earlham seeks people sympathetic to social justice, simplicity, 
consensus-seeking, and other values of the Religious Society of Friends. 
  Send CV; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should 
address teaching effectiveness; and letter of application describing 
teaching philosophy and research interests to: Barbara Caruso, English 
Department, Drawer 62, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, 
Richmond, IN 47374-4095.  Earlham is an AA/EE employer and welcomes 
applications from members of minority groups.  Consideration of 
candidates will begin April 10 and continue until we fill the position.

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Joyce and Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0237  Tuesday, 28 March 2006

From: 		Matthew Davies <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006 09:09:05 -0600
Subject: 17.0220 Joyce and Shakespeare
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0220 Joyce and Shakespeare

To: Michael Friedman -

Probably the most reliable information on this is the list of books that 
Joyce had in his Trieste Library.  That list was first published by 
Richard Ellmann in his book, "The Consciousness of Joyce" (1977, 1981); 
several articles on the subject have subsequently appeared.   The books 
themselves are now housed in the Harry Ransom Center here in Austin. 
Molly Hardy -- another namesake -- sent me the list, which contains some 
21 Shakespeare items --exactly which Joyce used for what reference may 
be difficult to determine.  I suggest you send a research query to the 
HRC (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., F.A.O. Molly Hardy), and they can then 
provide a list of the JJ library.

Matt Davies
University of Texas at Austin
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"hindered me a million"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0235  Tuesday, 28 March 2006

From: 		Todd Pettigrew <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Monday, 27 Mar 2006 12:37:01 -0400
Subject: 17.0228 "hindered me a million"
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0228 "hindered me a million"

I wrote:

 >>"But recall that Antonio's entire net worth is
 >>something like 27,000 ducats."

which prompted Perng Ching-Hsi  to ask:

 >I wonder how that sum is reached.

I calculate as follows:

Antonio says his "fortunes are at sea" (1.1.177).

Antonio borrows 3000 ducats from Shylock.

Antonio assures Bassanio that when his ships come in he will see a 
return of "thrice three times" the value of the bond (1.3.157-58).

Thus, 3000 x 3 x 3 = 27000.

This assumes that Antonio is counting on ALL his ships to come back 
before the bond is due, which I think is implied when Antonio says "my 
ships come home a month before the day" (1.3.180) and other times later 
in the play.

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