2006

The Archbishop Wasn't There? So Forth.

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0987  Sunday, 5 November 2006

From: 		Harry Connors <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 02 Nov 2006 00:45:44 +0000
Subject: 17.0969 The Archbishop Wasn't There? So Forth.
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0969 The Archbishop Wasn't There? So Forth.

To me, the speech most resembles the situation, all too familiar from 
recent history, of a king who decides to go to war and wants his 
advisors to justify the, already made, decision. The king may phrase his 
request to the archbishop as a question, but I don't think the 
archbishop is fooled. Both king and archbishop have their own reasons 
for wanting the war, so the archbishop is happy to present the king with 
a "just cause." And, of course, in medieval warfare a "just cause" was 
even more important than it is today.

Harry Connors

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the 
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the 
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Patrick Stewart's Merchant

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0986  Sunday, 5 November 2006

[1] 	From: 	C. David Frankel <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Thursday, 2 Nov 2006 15:47:43 -0500
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0980 Patrick Stewart's Merchant

[2] 	From: 	JD Markel <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Thursday, 2 Nov 2006 13:35:05 -0800 (PST)
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0980 Patrick Stewart's Merchant


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From: 		C. David Frankel <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 2 Nov 2006 15:47:43 -0500
Subject: 17.0980 Patrick Stewart's Merchant
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0980 Patrick Stewart's Merchant

The Merchant of Vegas?

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From: 		JD Markel <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 2 Nov 2006 13:35:05 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 17.0980 Patrick Stewart's Merchant
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0980 Patrick Stewart's Merchant

"He also told the Conference that Nick Nolte was slated for the role of 
the Duke."

That's surprising. I figured Nolte for a Downtown type, not someone 
tolerated at a Strip casino such as the Venetian.

http://www.mugshots.net/nick_nolte/nick_nolte.jpg

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the 
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the 
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

The Multilanguage Dream

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0984  Sunday, 5 November 2006

From: 		Terence Hawkes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, 3 Nov 2006 10:33:22 -0000
Subject: 17.0979 The Multilanguage Dream
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0979 The Multilanguage Dream

Shakespeare persists in floating vacuously up and away as a force for 
nebulous and undefined freedom in Stratford. His current stock-in-trade 
continues the dispensation of gaudy pop-star favours, peace, tolerance 
and love, pinned promiscuously to the chests of the self-applauding. 
Thus Tim Supple's production of MND is heralded in the Guardian as 'the 
most life-enhancing production of Shakespeare's play since Peter Brook's 
  . . . while the Daily Telegraph predicted it would be talked about for 
decades.' Goodness how sad.

Terence Hawkes

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the 
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the 
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Funeral Elegy/ Shakespeare Wars

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0985  Sunday, 5 November 2006

[1] 	From: 	Michael Best <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Thursday, 02 Nov 2006 14:27:39 -0800
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0979 Funeral Elegy/ Shakespeare Wars

[2] 	From: 	Richard Abrams <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Sunday, 5 Nov 2006 10:32:38 -0500
	Subj: 	Funeral Elegy/ Shakespeare Wars


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From: 		Michael Best <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 02 Nov 2006 14:27:39 -0800
Subject: 17.0979 Funeral Elegy/ Shakespeare Wars
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0979 Funeral Elegy/ Shakespeare Wars

Larry Weiss, not altogether avoiding the general ad hominem tone of many 
comments on Foster's work, produces as evidence of Foster's "unscholarly 
methods" the fact that SHAXICON has not been published. I am writing to 
pass on some information concerning its possible publication.

Publishing in the electronic medium is not always a simple matter. 
Foster was one of the earliest to use computer-aided textual analysis on 
Shakespeare's works, and unfortunately the program he used has since 
become effectively obsolete; publication using proprietary software (in 
this case WordCruncher) is fraught with difficulty, since it is very 
different from providing access to a database that can have an interface 
to the Web.

At Foster's request, the Internet Shakespeare Editions is conducting an 
initial feasibility study to see whether we can convert the original 
data, encoded specifically for WordCruncher, to standards-compliant XML. 
If this is possible, we will be able to publish the database on the Web, 
after following our normal procedures in which both the XML tagging and 
the content will be peer reviewed. Foster has also requested that the 
database become an open-source document to which any suitably qualified 
person can add content or additional search features.

I hope this clarifies some rather muddied waters.

Michael Best
Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions
http://ise.uvic.ca/

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From: 		Richard Abrams <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Sunday, 5 Nov 2006 10:32:38 -0500
Subject: 	Funeral Elegy/ Shakespeare Wars

For the initials W.S., Bob Grumman might want to look at Patrick H. 
Martin and John Finnis, "Thomas Thorpe, 'W.S.', and the Catholic 
intelligencers," ELR 33:1 (2003, 3-43); Richard Abrams, "Meet the 
Peters," EMLS 8.2 (September, 2002): 6.1-39

[Editor's Note: "Meet the Peters" can be found at 
http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/08-2/abrapete.html ]

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the 
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the 
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Macbush (with Apologies to Barbara Garson)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0983  Sunday, 5 November 2006

From: 		Steven Marx <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Saturday, 4 Nov 2006 10:18:29 -0800
Subject: 	Macbush (with Apologies to Barbara Garson)

November 4th, 2006

An editorial set to appear on Monday - election eve - in four leading 
newspapers for the military calls for the resignation of Secretary of 
Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

 From Macbeth, Act 5 scene 2:

Now does he feel
His secret murders sticking on his hands;
Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach;
Those he commands move only in command,
Nothing in love: now does he feel his title
Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe
Upon a dwarfish thief.

 From the editorial:

"These officers have been loyal public promoters of a war policy many 
privately feared would fail. They have kept their counsel private, 
adhering to more than two centuries of American tradition of 
subordination of the military to civilian authority. And although that 
tradition, and the officers' deep sense of honor, prevent them from 
saying this publicly, more and more of them believe it."

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the 
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the 
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Search

Make a Gift to SHAKSPER

Consider making a gift to support SHAKSPER.