2006

James Hirsh's "Shakespeare and the History of Soliloquies"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0400  Friday, 5 May 2006

From: 		Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 04 May 2006 11:56:17 -0400
Subject: 17.0390 Citing Sources and Scholarly Discussion
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0390 Citing Sources and Scholarly Discussion

 >An example is the lengthy 2003 non-discussion of James Hirsh's
 >Soliloquy book that I mentioned in a post yesterday. Beginning here:
 >
 >http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2003/0802.html
 >
 >None of the posters (except the initiator, and moi) seems to have
 >read the book.

Possibly because the book ["Shakespeare and the History of Soliloquies" 
(1997)] is out of print and very hard to find.  Amazon and Barnes & 
Noble have no listing.  Abebooks locates only one, at a price in excess 
on $100 and a long delivery delay.

I would love to have this book.  If anyone could point me to a source, I 
would be grateful.

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Conversations with Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0399  Friday, 5 May 2006

From: 		Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 04 May 2006 13:22:57 -0400
Subject: 	Conversations with Shakespeare

I have received an announcement from the Symphony Space theater in New 
York that it will mount a program entitled "Conversations with 
Shakespeare Presents Depression and Melancholia" on June 5 at 7:30 PM. 
It is billed as "Actors and experts in the field of psychology explore 
Shakespeare's take -- and our own -- on how and when depression and 
personality collide."  Tickets are $18 with senior and student discounts 
at $15 (mezzanine $15)

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Drafting Shakespeare: The Military Theatre

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0397  Friday, 5 May 2006

From: 		Steven Marx <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, 5 May 2006 06:56:05 -0700
Subject: 	"Drafting Shakespeare: The Military Theatre"

This website collects material from the opening Roundtable Discussion at 
the Shakespeare Association of America meeting in Philadelphia last month.

http://cla.calpoly.edu/~smarx/Shakespeare/draftingshakespeare2006/index.htm

It includes the rationale for this program, bios of the participants, 
texts of opening remarks, and pictures.

The participation of Kenneth Adelman, author of _Shakespeare in Charge_, 
former U.N. Ambassador, and present member of the Defense Policy Board, 
generated some heated exchange.

Steven Marx

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"Hamlet without the prince"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0398  Friday, 5 May 2006

From: 		Al Magary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 04 May 2006 12:13:18 -0700
Subject: 	"Hamlet without the prince"

A poster commented about a production of Othello in German as "the 
essential drama without Shakespeare's poetry," and Terence Hawkes was 
brief:  "Something without Shakespeare's poetry is not Shakespeare." 
(SHK 17.0386)

This echoes the proverbial "Hamlet without the prince," which pops up in 
the latest Times Literary Supplement review 
(http://tls.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,25348-2163552,00.html) of two 
magpie reference works, _Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable_ (1,523 
pp; 17th ed., 2005) and _The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable_ (805 
pp; 2nd ed., 2006).

In his blog May 2 
(http://timescolumns.typepad.com/stothard/2006/05/what_was_the_fi.html), 
TLS editor Peter Stothard mused on the origin of the phrase:

"What was the first 'Hamlet without the Prince'?

"Something to do with Byron, I thought.

"No, the answer lies with Dr Johnson, I was told.

"I would not have posed the question today if I hadn't been reading 
Michael Caines' dexterous comparison of two new 'dictionaries of phrase 
and fable' in the [May 3] issue of the TLS...

"The Oxford version of the dictionary (now in its second edition, edited 
by Elizabeth Knowles) cites an issue of the Morning Post from September 
1775.

"Its older rival, Brewer's (founded by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, 
1810-1897, and now edited by John Ayto), though strong on the origins of 
such names as Stonewall Jackson, is weaker on princeless Hamlets.

"We have to turn to Nigel Rees' _Phrases and Sayings_ (1995) to be told 
that Byron did indeed give the gist of the phrase, suggesting that his 
autobiographical essay would resemble the Tragedy of Hamlet, recited 
'with the part of Hamlet left out by particular desire'.

"The Morning Post source is apparently an anecdote about a theatrical 
manager who has to announce his Shakespeare performance for the night 
after his principal actor has run off with the inn-keeper's daughter.

"No mention of Dr Johnson anywhere."

Cheers,
Al Magary

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Dumbshows? with An Important Editor's Note

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0396  Thursday, 4 May 2006

From: 		Michael Luskin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 3 May 2006 14:02:33 EDT
Subject: 17.0387 Dumbshows?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0387 Dumbshows?

The Editor writes,

 >Hamlet Blog Place, wherever that may be.

Where may that be????????

[Editor's Note:

I am NOT the only game in town.

Since February, after ten or so years of pleading with members to 
exercise self-moderation, I have become more intentional about what I 
post on SHAKSPER.

In the recent past, I have provided instructions for establishing Yahoo 
Groups and QuickTopic Groups 
<http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2005/2038.html>, only two of the many 
FREE venues available for discussions and blogs. In addition, I am more 
than willing to announce any Shakespeare-related, specific-purpose 
discussion groups anyone would care to launch, and I am further willing 
to consider listing such groups/blogs on a page linked to the SHAKSPER 
homepage <http://www.shaksper.net/>, with the title being something like 
Discussion Places. Heck, I will also consider donating space on the 
super-duper, new SHAKSPER server for specific-purpose discussions or 
blogs so long as I am not responsible for them or so long as SHAKSPER is 
not associated with them in any formal manner.

I simply no longer care to offer SHAKSPER (through my commercial 
high-speed Internet DSL, my server costs and maintenance, my L-Soft 
listserv software licensing fees, and my domain-registration fees) as a 
place for Shakespeare chatting.

After years and years of trying to be many, many things to many, many 
different people, I am taking more active control over what I am 
offering on SHAKSPER.

I am amused, possibly even flattered, that my meanings and intentions 
have become a subject for meta-discussion in and of themselves; 
especially since I believe that (perhaps except when I have resorted to 
extreme satire) I write and express myself fairly clearly.

I am pleased that so many appreciate what I offer here. I thank you for 
your good wishes and your support, but the changes I have initiated are 
ones that I felt compelled to make for MYSELF. I do not believe that any 
more needs to be said.

Hardy M. Cook
Owner-Editor-Moderator of SHAKSPER]

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