2007

Recent Deaths

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0169  Friday, 23 February 2007

[1] 	From: 	Matthew Steggle <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 18:30:42 -0000
	Subj: 	Recent Deaths

[2] 	From: 	Stephen Hazell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Friday, 23 Feb 2007 13:55:32 +0800
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 18.0165 Recent Deaths


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From: 		Matthew Steggle <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 18:30:42 -0000
Subject: 	Recent Deaths

I very much admired Tony Nuttall. He co-supervised me for part of my D 
Phil, and did so with thoroughness and humanity.

One of my personal favourites among his writings on Shakespeare is A.D. 
Nuttall, 'Bottom's Dream' (Notes and Queries 48[2001] 276).  It's a 
brilliant idea, expressed with rigour and wit, and yet also a model of 
concision - the whole thing fits onto a single page.

Matt

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From: 		Stephen Hazell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, 23 Feb 2007 13:55:32 +0800
Subject: 18.0165 Recent Deaths
Comment: 	RE: SHK 18.0165 Recent Deaths

Tony Nuttall was one of my tutors at Merton College in the early 1960s. 
My first recall is of a young man always laughing, in a generous way, 
embracing the possible interest of the idiosyncratic ideas put to him, 
while delicately suggesting alternative lines to pursue.

He did not supervise my Shakespeare studies, but I remember an informal 
conversation about Henry IV Part Two. He was amused by Justice Shallow 
casting around in his country residence for something to offer Falstaff 
by way of a feast, and turning up only last year's apples (pippins) and 
some caraway seeds. (What was not available by way of meat was made up 
for by the flow of drink.) Then Tony moved out from this specific moment 
of social comedy into a riff about orchards in the European imagination 
(note: he was from Herefordshire, a very fruit-laden county not so far 
from Warwickshire), then to a light allusion to Arden and the 'golden 
age', all exemplifying the amplifying resonances with which Shakespeare 
can charge the ordinary; the Shallow even. (I think the pun may be my 
embellishment.)

Tony had large Latin and more Greek - he must have started, at school 
and university, with Classics as his main studies. A New Mimesis is 
probably still his best-known publication. That work alone shows how 
much more he is than the pastoral dreamer that my anecdote might 
inadvertently seem to imply.

In the way of things, I met him only a couple of times after Oxford, at 
conferences. At a Sussex conference in the late 1970s, I saw that he was 
a highly attentive and supportive presence for his colleague, Jonathan 
Dollimore, though I doubt that he was by nature sympathetic to the 
ground-swell then of cultural materialism.

This summer, I shall return to Britain after a long stint at a 
university in Singapore. One of the things I had been promising myself 
was to look in on Tony Nuttall. Alas.

All the more keenly, I look forward to Shakespeare the Thinker (and to 
time spent seeking the company of old friends).

Stephen Hazell

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Will Awards

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0168  Friday, 23 February 2007

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, February 23, 2007
Subject: 	Will Awards

The following is from PLAYBILL online.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/105962.html

Playbill: DC's Shakespeare Theatre to Present Will Awards March 4
By Kenneth Jones
22 Feb 2007

Avery Brooks, Patrick Page and Geraint Wyn Davies are among 15 company 
actors of Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC., to be honored 
with the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre.  The 
Shakespeare Theatre Company will host its 20th Annual Gala, at which the 
Will Awards are handed out, March 4, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

At the gala, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's core company members will 
be honored with the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (the 
Will Award) in recognition of their distinguished work in classical theatre.

The gala benefits the Shakespeare Theatre Company Free for All - two 
weeks of free Shakespeare presented by the company each summer at Carter 
Barron Amphitheatre - as well as other artistic programs. The gala is 
chaired by Kathleen and Chris Matthews, and Maureen and Bill Torgerson. 
The gala's honorary patrons are His Excellency the British Ambassador 
and Lady Manning.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's core company members include Emery 
Battis, Avery Brooks, Helen Carey, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Edward Gero, 
Philip Goodwin, Tana Hicken, Floyd King, Claire Lautier, Andrew Long, 
Patrick Page, Nancy Robinette, David Sabin, Ted van Griethuysen and 
Geraint Wyn Davies.

Together with artistic director Michael Kahn, since 1986, "these artists 
have brought to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and 
eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style." Kahn 
stated, "Over the past 20 years, I have had the great fortune to work 
closely with these 15 supremely talented individuals. They are some of 
the most gifted artists working in the theatre, and they are the 
foundation on which the Shakespeare Theatre Company was built. We are 
thrilled to honor their contribution to classic theatre and the many 
memorable performances they have given us over the years."

The evening's events will begin with a cocktail reception and receiving 
line, followed by dinner, and then the award ceremony and program.

The Will Award is an annual honor given by the Shakespeare Theatre 
Company to a person (or persons) who has made a significant contribution 
to classical theatre in America.

Past recipients include Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Dame Judi Dench, 
Fiona Shaw, Ralph Fiennes, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Dame Maggie Smith, Hal 
Holbrook, Patrick Stewart, Sam Waterston, Lynn Redgrave, Christopher 
Walken, Morgan Freeman, Mel Gibson, Kenneth Branagh, Christopher 
Plummer, Kevin Kline, the late Joseph Papp and Shakespeare Theatre 
Company artistic director Michael Kahn.

Individual tickets and tables to the Will Awards range from $750 to $25,000.

For further information about the 20th Annual William Shakespeare Award 
for Classical Theatre, call Joanne Coutts, special events manager, at 
(202) 547-3230 ext. 2330.

The troupe is currently presenting Richard III starring Geraint Wyn 
Davies, through March 18.
Visit www.shakespearedc.org.

[Editor's Note: Congratulations to long-time SHAKSPER member, Ed Gero. -HMC]

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A Question

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0166  Wednesday, 21 February 2007

From: 		John Drakakis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 18:38:33 -0000
Subject: 18.0164 A Question
Comment: 	RE: SHK 18.0164 A Question

Dear Joe,

I wasn't the one who first used these terms.  All I am trying to do is 
to find some common ground on which we can have a discussion.  It wasn't 
clear to me from your first intervention what you were trying to 
say...or was your own description of yourself as 'reactionary' another 
example of an irony that I failed to pick up.

I am sorry that you have declined the offer to educate me.  I was really 
looking forward to the experience!

Best wishes,
John Drakakis

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Shakespeare Behind Bars

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0167  Friday, 23 February 2007

From: 		Curt L. Tofteland <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, 23 Feb 2007 01:30:54 EST
Subject: 	Shakespeare Behind Bars - WINS Beliefnet Film Award

Gentles,

We are pleased and proud to announce that Philomath Films Award Winning 
Documentary, Shakespeare Behind Bars, received another honor by being 
the recipient of the 2007 BeliefNet Film People's Award for Best 
Spiritual Documentary of 2006.

Thank you for your vote.

Blessings,
Curt L. Tofteland
Founder & Artistic Director
Shakespeare Behind Bars
Producing Artistic Director
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

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Recent Deaths

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0165  Wednesday, 21 February 2007

[1] 	From: 	Edmund Taft <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 15:34:29 -0500
	Subj: 	Ian Richardson & Co.

[2] 	From: 	Chris Stroffolino <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 19:48:32 -0800
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0163 Recent Deaths (Nuttall)


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From: 		Edmund Taft <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 15:34:29 -0500
Subject: 	Ian Richardson & Co.

A.D. Nuttall was a wonderful critic whose contributions are, in my view, 
yet to be fully appreciated.

His criticism of Shakespeare's histories is some of the best I've read, 
and his plea for a "new mimesis" is superbly argued and compelling. I 
look forward to reading his new book on Shakespeare as a thinker, and I 
will greatly miss him and the fact that there are no more of his books 
or articles to come.

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From: 		Chris Stroffolino <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 19:48:32 -0800
Subject: 18.0163 Recent Deaths (Nuttall)
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0163 Recent Deaths (Nuttall)

I remember enjoying what of Nuttall's work I've read---though I never 
got to meet him personally--it would be interesting (as a tribute) of 
any others wanted to talk  of any encounters with him in person, or with 
his writing.

What are your favorite essays, book excerpts, by him, etc?

Chris

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