The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0731 Wednesday, 23 August 2006
From: Mike Jensen <
Date: Tuesday, 22 Aug 2006 20:24:56 -0700
Subject: Shakespeare Newsletter
The 267th issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* has news, articles,
reviews, photos, and features that will be of interest to members of
On the cover:
The cover presents Jay L. Halio's brief overview of Shakespeare
productions in Bulgaria that sets up a photo-illustrated analysis of an
impressive *King Lear* at the National Theatre.
"Reassessing the Theory of the King's Two Bodies" by Albert Rolls shows
that the doctrine is more nuanced than we are usually told. Rolls hopes
to "reignite debate."
Michael P. Jensen's "Krazy Shakespeare: How George Herriman Used
Shakespeare in the Comic Strip Krazy Kat" includes a half dozen
illustrations from strips and many more descriptions, showing the many
ways Herriman appropriated Shakespeare.
In "The Disappearance of MacMorris: Shakespeare's Doomed Attempt at
Portraying British Unity," Maura Grace Harrington questions whether the
scenes *Henry V* with four characters from different parts of the United
Kingdom really show British unity, suggesting instead that the treatment
of MacMorris undermines this.
In "The Play's the Thing . . .," John O'Connor studies the lexical
possibilities of this use of "thing," finding the possibility of a new
In "What Do Petruchio and Katherina Wear to Bianca's Wedding," Kelly
Newman O'Connor speculates that the clothing was bought in Long Lane
(there is likely but inconclusive evidence for this in the play), and
shows the implications of clothing bought there.
The announcement of an archive of Shakespeare in the Mass Media and
Popular Culture opening at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.
Announcing the "Searching for Shakespeare" show at the Yale Center for
Abstracts from the "Festival Shakespeare" seminar at the 2006
Shakespeare Association of America conference.
A call for papers for the California State University Shakespeare
Symposium in Long Beach.
Books available for review in SNL.
*Shakespeare on Screen: Richard II* edited by Sarah Hatchuel and
*Considering Shakespeare's Second Historical Tetalogy: Some Christian
Features,* edited by Beatrice Batson.
There is also a review of Peter Saccio's two videotaped lecture series
*William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,* and
*Shakespeare: The Word and the Action.*
Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals" reviews four journal articles.
Michael Best's "Electronic Shakespeares" on worth-it pay resources on
Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with R. A. Foakes.
Shakespeare Newsletter is a wonderful bargain at just $3.75 per issue
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