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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0831  Thursday, 20 December 2007

[1] 	From:	William Godshalk <
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	Date:	Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 17:50:06 -0500
	Subj:	Re: SHK 18.0824 Books to Buy

[2] 	From:	Anna Kamaralli <
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	Date:	Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 11:52:24 +0000 (GMT)
	Subj:	Re: SHK 18.0824 Books to Buy

[3] 	From:	John W. Kennedy <
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	Date:	Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 10:35:10 -0500
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From:		William Godshalk <
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Date:		Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 17:50:06 -0500
Subject: 18.0824 Books to Buy
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0824 Books to Buy

Michael Luskin <
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 >"A small private school has been given six hundred
 >dollars to buy books on Shakespeare, and by extension,
 >Elizabethan drama."

At present prices, $600 might buy between 6 and 12 books.

Some rare and used book dealers are asking $35 for a paperback copy of 
A. C. Bradley's Shakespearean Tragedy, a "must" for school children.

Bill

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From:		Anna Kamaralli <
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Date:		Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 11:52:24 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 18.0824 Books to Buy
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0824 Books to Buy

If this is a secondary school I would recommend Simon Palfrey's recent 
_Doing Shakespeare_. I think it addresses many of the features of 
Shakespeare's writing that people new to his work find puzzling, 
confronting, or difficult, without dumbing down the issues at all. I 
find that the way he frames the concerns is very accessible, and 
demonstrates the function and purpose of many aspects of the writing 
that newcomers might be inclined to criticise, where they should admire.

Alas, it's twenty years old now (I wish she'd do another one), but Carol 
Rutter's _Clamorous Voices_ can serve a really useful purpose for 
students in showing them the way Shakespeare works when you do what 
you're meant to do with it, and stage it. It can get them thinking about 
the huge number of choices that have to be made, about what's involved 
in using the lines to construct a character, about all the power 
structures at work in a rehearsal room, and about what the choices you 
make will end up saying to the audience watching the result.

Regards,
Anna

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From:		John W. Kennedy <
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Date:		Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 10:35:10 -0500
Subject: 18.0824 Books to Buy
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0824 Books to Buy

Michael Luskin <
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 >What would you suggest for a small college's Shakespeare section?

Charles Williams' "The English Poetic Mind." Absolutely indispensable. 
There's a nice one on Alibris right now.

John W. Kennedy

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