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Shakespeare Newsletter
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0951  Sunday, 29 October 2006

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Date: 		Friday, 27 Oct 2006 10:50:36 -0700
Subject: 	Shakespeare Newsletter

The 268th issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* has news, articles, 
reviews, photos, and features that will be of interest to members of 
SHAKSPER.

The cover, which showcases photos from productions of *Antony and 
Cleopatra,* leads to the cover article, a review and overview of the 
play in performance, with particular attention to the recent production 
at Shakespeare's Globe, and the current staging by the Royal Shakespeare 
Company.

Other Articles Include:
"The 'Herb Woman' in Pericles" by Richard Levin suggests two new glosses 
for this curious description.

In "Having it Both Ways: Reading Two Early Acting Editions of *Hamlet*," 
Frank Nicholas Clary looks at how the editions used by Thomas Betterton 
and Robert Wilks treat cuts and make changes to the text, and how these 
changed the play.

Michael P. Jensen's "What's in a Name?: A Real Romeo" looks at the 
surprisingly nuanced ways the name Romeo has been used in comic books 
and strips, with some concluding observations about the use of the name 
in popular culture.

Note:
"Behind the Scenes at RSC *A&C.*" by SNL editor John W. Mahon reports on 
comments about the production by John Hopkins, who plays Octavius.

News:
Abstracts from the "Shakespeare and the Visual Sense" and "Staging 
Justice in Early Modern Drama" seminars at the 2006 Meeting of the 
Shakespeare Association of America
A call for essays on "Screen Shakespeare Adaptations for the Teen Market"
Calls for papers on "Shakespeare, Appropriation, and the Ethical" and 
for the Seventh Triennial Congress of the Shakespeare Society of 
Southern Africa
Books available for review in SNL

Book Reviews:
*Shakespeare and the Romanian Cultural Memory* by Monica Matei-Chesnoiu
*James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps: The Life and Works of the 
Shakespearean Scholar and Bookman* by Marvin Spevack
*Christopher Marlowe: Poet and Spy* by Park Honan
*Shakespeare in Education* edited by Martin Blocksidge
*Spiritual Shakespeare* by Ewan Fernie

Performance Reviews:
*All's Well That Ends Well* and *King Lear* by the Actors' Shakespeare 
Project
*Macbeth* by the New York Shakespeare Festival
*Henry V* by the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
*Henry IV, part one* by the Stratford Festival of Canada

Regular Features:
Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals" reviews three journal articles
Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with Virginia Mason Vaughan

Shakespeare Newsletter is a wonderful bargain with three big 40-44 page 
issues per year for the low price of just $15. ($17 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 
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Mike Jensen,
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