2007

Just My Imagination

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0490  Wednesday, 1 August 2007

From: 		Mike Shapiro <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Sunday, 29 Jul 2007 14:24:35 -0400
Subject: 	It Was Just My Imagination - Running Away with Me

Ben Johnson's tribute "wherein hee flow'd with that facility, that 
sometime it was necessary he should be stop'd..." has something in 
common with Mecuutio's flight of imagination in R&J when he goes off on 
a tangent regarding Queen Mab the fairies' midwife.  It was also, 
"necessary he should be stop'd..." when Romero intervenes saying "Peace, 
peace, Mercutio, peace! Thou talk'st of nothing."  Also in MSD, although 
no one must be stopped, Theseus speaks about fantasies being shaped by 
seething brains.

     	Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
	Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
	More than cool reason ever comprehends.
	The lunatic, the lover and the poet
	Are of imagination all compact:

I am developing a thesis on this phenomenon. Can anyone identify other 
WS related examples where someone's imaginative powers needs be 
constrained?  Also, has this angle been previously been covered by other 
listserv members?

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Jared Salren's Case

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0489  Wednesday, 1 August 2007

From: 		Jared Sakren <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Sunday, 29 Jul 2007 11:06:55 -0700
Subject: 	Regarding Emails on My Case

Dear Dr. Cook:

My name is Jared Sakren, and I recently came across your website and 
various letters to you regarding my former employment at Arizona State 
University during the 1990's and the litigation related to that.  There 
were many inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the letters and much of 
the reporting was hearsay and rumor.  However, while I cannot discuss 
the case due to the details of my settlement with the university, I 
would like the email string to include my statement on the issue (which 
is public knowledge) and it goes like this:  the university settled its 
case with me on the eve of the verdict for a payment of $395,000, or the 
equivalent of 6 years' salary. The university also made public 
statements supporting my excellence as an artist and teacher.  I am 
currently the artistic director of the award-winning Southwest 
Shakespeare Company in Phoenix (now in my 8th year) and the founding 
artistic director of Shakespeare Sedona (now in our 10th year).

Bonnie Eckard, whose letter you include in your string of emails, is no 
longer the Chair of the Department of Theatre, and was removed / stepped 
down, soon after the above-mentioned settlement.

I think these facts speak for themselves.

All the best to you and in your work with Shakespeare,

Sincerely,
Jared Sakren

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