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20th Century Poets Who Critique/Celebrate Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0690  Monday, 24 July 2006

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	Date: 	Friday, 21 Jul 2006 11:11:39 -0400
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	Date: 	Friday, 21 Jul 2006 15:52:20 +0000 GMT
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	Date: 	Friday, 21 Jul 2006 12:16:15 EDT
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[5] 	From: 	Carol Barton <
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	Date: 	Saturday, 22 Jul 2006 16:53:32 -0400
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From: 		Nicholas A Sharp <
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Date: 		Friday, 21 Jul 2006 11:11:39 -0400
Subject: 17.0683 20th Century Poets Who Critique/Celebrate 
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0683 20th Century Poets Who Critique/Celebrate 
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Perhaps it's too obvious, but there is Auden's "The Sea and the Mirror" 
which is specifically on THE TEMPEST

Nick Sharp

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From: 		David Crystal <
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Date: 		Friday, 21 Jul 2006 15:52:20 +0000 GMT
Subject: 17.0683 20th Century Poets Who Critique/Celebrate 
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0683 20th Century Poets Who Critique/Celebrate 
Shakespeare

Type 'shakespeare' into the search box at www.johnbradburnepoems.com and 
you'll find quite a few celebratory references. Or use advanced search 
under the thematic heading 'Shakespeare'. He also plays quite a bit with 
character names, e.g. Quickly. One sequence shows a conversion from 
Bacon to Shakespeare.

David Crystal

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Date: 		Friday, 21 Jul 2006 17:01:42 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 17.0683 20th Century Poets Who Critique/Celebrate 
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0683 20th Century Poets Who Critique/Celebrate 
Shakespeare

To mark the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Bengali poet 
Rabindranath Tagore wrote a sonnet in tribute to Shakespeare. A 
translation of this sonnet may be found in the collection "I Will Not 
Let You Go & Other Poems" by Ketaki Kushari Dyson, published by Bloodaxe 
Books. Sadly, I personally think that the qualities of Tagore's verse 
remains particularly resistant to translation.

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From: 		Herman Gollob <
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Date: 		Friday, 21 Jul 2006 12:16:15 EDT
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Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0683  20th Century Poets Who Critique/Celebrate 
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Delmore Schwartz: Gold Morning, Sweet Prince.  Also, a version of 
Coriolanus.  There's Auden's midrash on The Tempest-- The Sea and the 
Mirror.  Edwin Arlington Robinson's Ben Jonson Entertains a Man from 
Stratford is my favorite.

Herman Gollob

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From: 		Carol Barton <
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Date: 		Saturday, 22 Jul 2006 16:53:32 -0400
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Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0683 20th Century Poets Who Critique/Celebrate 
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Jonson also writes a poem on Shakespeare, Tim. It depends on what you 
mean by "poem" and "critique," too, I suppose: is _West Side Story_ one 
or the other? Or the Japanese staging of _Hamlet_? or the recent British 
rap-version of Romeo and Juliet?

What about other genres? I remember a long-ago cartoon in which a man 
and a woman together in bed were joined by his/her/their Dalmatian. The 
man, obviously other wise occupied, was pointing his finger angrily at 
the open bedroom door. The caption read, "Out, damned Spot!" On the 
other hand, _Kiss Me Kate_ was a memorable 20th century 
re-interpretation of _Taming of the Shrew_ . . . _Dead Poets Society_ 
was centered around a production of _Midsummer Night's Dream_--and so on.

I think you need to explain your approach/synopsize your thesis/narrow 
this in some way to make it clear what sort of "poem" and "critique" 
you're looking for. (For example-does Ernest Jones' "The Oedipus-Complex 
as an Explanation of Hamlet's Mystery: A Study in Motive," The American 
Journal of Psychology 21.1 [January, 1910]: 72-113, or _Hamlet and 
Oedipus_ [New York: Norton, 1949] qualify?) Otherwise, you are going to 
be inundated with responses, many of which will be irrelevant.

The project sounds like an interesting one. Best of luck with it!

Carol Barton

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