2006

Companion to Lucrece

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0890  Tuesday, 10 October 2006

[1] 	From: 	Bruce Young <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Monday, 9 Oct 2006 10:54:33 -0600
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0893 Companion to Lucrece

[2] 	From: 	Tom Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 10 Oct 2006 11:52:12 +1300
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0893 Companion to Lucrece


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From: 		Bruce Young <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Monday, 9 Oct 2006 10:54:33 -0600
Subject: 17.0893 Companion to Lucrece
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0893 Companion to Lucrece

I once took a class from Elizabeth Donno in which we read Renaissance 
epyllia, of which "Venus and Adonis" and "Hero and Leander" are two 
notable examples.  I'm not sure whether "The Rape of Lucrece" counts as 
an epyllion or something else (a complaint?).  But for what it's worth 
I'll list some of the epyllia I'm aware of--though I don't remember much 
of their content.  Maybe someone else can remember which, if any, 
include a complaint or suicide or which otherwise might count as a 
"graver labor" pleasing "the wiser sort" (quoting Gabriel Harvey on "The 
Rape of Lucrece").

Some titles: Drayton, Endymion and Phoebe; Daniel, The Complaint of 
Rosamond; Thomas Lodge, Scylla's Metamorphosis; John Marston, The 
Metamorphosis of Pygmalion's Image; Champman, Ovid's Banquet of Sense 
(and completion of Hero and Leander); Thomas Heywood, Oenone and Paris; 
Thomas Edwards, Cephalus and Procris; Narcissus; Richard Barnfield, 
Cassandra; John Weever, Faunus and Melliflora; Francis Beaumont, 
Salmacis and Hermaphroditus; James Shirley, Narcissus; Abraham Cowley, 
Pyramus and Thisbe.

My guess is that Daniel's "The Complaint of Rosamond" might be a good 
companion to "The Rape of Lucrece."  Robert Ellrodt says that, "like 
Daniel's earlier Complaint of Rosamond, The Rape of Lucrece (1594) is a 
historical narrative 'tragedie' whose ancestry can be traced to the 
Myrroure for Magistrates (1559)" and suggests that Shakespeare may have 
used Daniel's poem as a model.  (See 
http://www.fathom.com/course/28701905/session4.html.)

I hope this helps.

Bruce Young

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From: 		Tom Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 10 Oct 2006 11:52:12 +1300
Subject: 17.0893 Companion to Lucrece
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0893 Companion to Lucrece

How about Middleton's "The Ghost of Lucrece" (1600)?

T

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Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier Channeling Richard

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0899  Tuesday, 10 October 2006

From: 		Peter Holland <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Monday, 9 Oct 2006 11:58:12 -0400
Subject: 17.0895 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier Channeling 
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0895 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier Channeling 
Richard

Am I the only one who recalls that Sellers' performance was released as 
a single and rose quite high in the charts?

Peter

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Stratford, ONT 2007 Season

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0896  Monday, 9 October 2006

[1] 	From: 	Hannibal Hamlin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Saturday, 07 Oct 2006 13:59:19 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0881 Stratford, ONT 2007 Season

[2] 	From: 	Sally McCluskey <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Saturday, 7 Oct 2006 18:29:46 -0500
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0881 Stratford, ONT 2007 Season


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From: 		Hannibal Hamlin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Saturday, 07 Oct 2006 13:59:19 -0400
Subject: 17.0881 Stratford, ONT 2007 Season
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0881 Stratford, ONT 2007 Season

Complete details can be found at the following site:

http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/plays/index.cfm?Jump=Season07

I must say, it was a relief to hear that Brian Bedford will be playing 
Lear, rather than Brian Blessed, as previously rumored.  (Visions of 
Blackadder!)

Hannibal

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From: 		Sally McCluskey <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Saturday, 7 Oct 2006 18:29:46 -0500
Subject: 17.0881 Stratford, ONT 2007 Season
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0881 Stratford, ONT 2007 Season

Thanks-we'd already gotten a newsletter about next season, but this 
announcement was lovely because of the period left out between two 
plays.  Now I am slobbering to see PENTECOST OF MICE AND MEN.  Gimme 
that Old Rodent Spirit, gimme that Old Rodent Spirit-it was good enough 
for Mickey and it's good enough for me...

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New Screenplay

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0897  Monday, 9 October 2006

From: 		Tom Reedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Sunday, 08 Oct 2006 09:02:17 -0500
Subject: 	Re: New Screenplay

 >I am contemplating an idea for a screenplay with Shakespeare being
 >transported to the modern day.  Sorry I can't reveal any more of the
 >premise than that.  One of the themes involved revolves around the
 >differences between the plain, ordinary, everyday Elizabethan language and
 >the plain, ordinary, everyday language of today (in the US).
 >
 >Do we know anything of the vernacular during Shakespeare's life?   If we
 >recorded a conversation, what would it have been like?  How similar or
 >different was it to the character's language in Shakespeare's plays?  Are
 >the linguistic interactions between characters in his plays highly
 >artificial or realistic?
 >
 >Mark Alexander

For a screenplay, you wouldn't want the language to be too historically 
accurate or your audience members would have trouble following the dialog.

Although it is set in 1692, I would suggest a viewing of Arthur Miller's 
"The Crucible." It is obvious that Miller studied the language and did a 
credible job, IMO, of capturing the flavor of spoken speech of the era.

Here's a short summary of the techniques Miller used to give the 
language a realistic flavor: 
http://www.angliacampus.com/public/sec/english/crucible/page36.htm.

Tom Reedy

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Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier Channeling Richard

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0895  Monday, 9 October 2006

From: 		Al Magary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Saturday, 07 Oct 2006 13:43:48 -0700
Subject: 17.0873 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier Channeling 
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0873 Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier Channeling 
Richard

Charles Weinstein pointed to a video segment from the '60s on YouTube, 
calling it "Peter Sellers Channeling Olivier Channeling Richard [III]": 
   www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLongUBPm5Y   That is definitely a laugh but 
also testimony to the sly power of costume, set, incidental music, 
idiosyncratic elocution, and personal charm to enlarge mundane content.

Cheers,
Al Magary

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