2007

The OED from the Times

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0794  Friday, 1 December 2007

From:		R. A. Cantrell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 08:37:39 -0600
Subject: 18.0779 The OED from the Times
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0779 The OED from the Times

Simon Winchester's THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an enjoyable way to 
get to know the OED.

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Dramatists of Limited Biography

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0793  Friday, 1 December 2007

From:		Jack Heller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 10:48:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 18.0784 Dramatists of Limited Biography
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0784 Dramatists of Limited Biography

Here's a link to the first section of an online biography of Thomas 
Middleton: http://thomasmiddleton.org/early.php

By the way, it looks like The Complete Works of Thomas Middleton are 
about to be released.

I swoon.

Jack Heller

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Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0791  Friday, 1 December 2007

[1] 	From:	Peter Holland <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date:	Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 09:16:18 -0500
	Subj:	Re: SHK 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit

[2] 	From:	Will Sharpe <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date:	Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 16:52:31 +0000
	Subj:	RE: SHK 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit

[3] 	From:	Steven Mentz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date:	Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 13:46:51 -0500
	Subj:	Greene's Groatsworth of Wit


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From:		Peter Holland <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 09:16:18 -0500
Subject: 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit

See John Jowett, "Johannes Factotum: Henry Chettle and Greene's 
Groatsworth of Wit", Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 
vol. 87, no. 4, (1993), pp. 453-86 for the evidence.

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From:		Will Sharpe <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 16:52:31 +0000
Subject: 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit
Comment:	RE: SHK 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit

See John Jowett. "Johannes Factotum: Henry Chettle and Greene's 
Groatsworth of Wit." The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of 
America. Vol. 87. (1993): 453-86.
I think someone has just/is just about to publish a piece that refutes 
Jowett's claims, but maybe someone else on the list could enlighten 
(because I don't know, not because I'm being difficult).

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From:		Steven Mentz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 13:46:51 -0500
Subject:	Greene's Groatsworth of Wit

D. Allen Carroll's 1994 MRTS edition of the *Groatsworth* makes an 
aggressive case for Chettle's authorship -- "Greene may have had 
something to do with the writing of Groatsworth, Chettle certainly did" 
-- thus reopening the debate. He cites the long history of the question, 
from Nashe's denial of his own authorship in the 2nd ed. of Pierce 
Penniless (probably published a month after Groatsworth in October 1592) 
to Warren Austin's computer-aided study in 1969. It's a tangled web, 
though it seems very likely a case of mixed authorship (of an unusual kind).

I've tried to make some sense out of the competing claims in an essay 
that's working its way into print in the collection *Writing Robert 
Greene*, which will come out from Ashgate sometime this summer, I think.

Steve Mentz
Associate Professor
Department of English
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
New York, NY 11439
718-990-6690
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Shakespeare and Science Fiction

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0792  Friday, 1 December 2007

[1] 	From:	Lloyd A. Norton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date:	Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 11:30:30 EST
	Subj:	Shakespeare and Science Fiction

[2] 	From: 	Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
	Date: 	Friday, November 30, 2007
	Subj: 	Shakespeare and Science Fiction


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From:		Lloyd A. Norton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 11:30:30 EST
Subject:	Shakespeare and Science Fiction

My daughter was immediately disturbed by the omission from the list of 
Science Fiction resources of Connie Willis:

_Connie Willis -  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connie_Willis)

Two of her works are firmly tied to Shakespeare:  Winter's Tale and Ado.

My daughter is Connie's assistant and has done her word processing for 
many years.

Lloyd A. Norton (:=)>

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From: 		Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, November 30, 2007
Subject: 	Shakespeare and Science Fiction

You might locate other entries for the SF list by perusing two old but 
useful files on the SHAKSPER fileserver: The Spinoffs File 
http://www.shaksper.net/archives/files/spinoff.biblio.html and the 
Character Bibliography 
http://www.shaksper.net/archives/files/charactr.biblio.html

The later includes Isaac Asimov's "The Immortal Bard" from _Earth is 
Room Enough_, a short story that I suggested to Marilyn Schoenbaum when 
she was compiling her collection of Shakespeare humor -- _A Shakespeare 
Merriment: An Anthology of Shakespearean Humor_ (Garland, 1988).

"The Immortal Bard" tells of a University Christmas party where a physic 
professor, Dr. Welsh, tells an English instructor, Scott Robertson, that 
he has invented a time machine that enables him to bring figures from 
the past back. Excitedly the English professor learns that Welsh brought 
back Shakespeare and enrolled him in Robertson's evening extension 
Shakespeare course with disastrous consequences.

For anyone interested, information about the Schoenbaum collection can 
be found at http://www.shaksper.net/archives/1990/0096.html

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Shakespeare Bookshop Newsletter

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0790  Friday, 1 December 2007

From:		Will Sharpe <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 17:02:43 +0000
Subject:	Shakespeare Bookshop Newsletter

The latest (slightly belated) edition of the Shakespeare Bookshop 
Newsletter is now available, including reviews of Germaine Greer's 
Shakespeare's Wife, Bill Bryson's Shakespeare, and John Jowett's new 
Topics book on Shakespeare and Text, along with a round-up of other 
significant new releases.

http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/files/bookshopnews8.pdf

All best,
Will Sharpe

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