2008

Elvis and Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0377  Sunday, 29 June 2008

[1] From:   Donald Bloom <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 07:15:49 -0500
     Subt:   RE: SHK 19.0370 Elvis and Shakespeare

[2] From:   Mike Shapiro <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Friday, 27 Jun 2008 14:07:40 +0000
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0370 Elvis and Shakespeare


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From:       Donald Bloom <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 07:15:49 -0500
Subject: 19.0370 Elvis and Shakespeare
Comment:    RE: SHK 19.0370 Elvis and Shakespeare

1 -- I would want to check on just how this survey was conducted before I gave 
too much credence to it.

2 -- On the other hand, although I went to a large, socially diverse public high 
school, I had no idea what average meant until I got drafted.

Cheers,
don

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From:       Mike Shapiro <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Friday, 27 Jun 2008 14:07:40 +0000
Subject: 19.0370 Elvis and Shakespeare
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0370 Elvis and Shakespeare

I believe this tells us more about pollsters.

Mike Shapiro

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Is This a Bunny I See Before Me

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0376  Sunday, 29 June 2008

[1] From:   Jacqueline Roe <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 05:55:43 +0100
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0369 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me

[2] From:   Arthur Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 07:14:53 +0000
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0369 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me


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From:       Jacqueline Roe <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 05:55:43 +0100
Subject: 19.0369 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0369 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me

Horrock's is currently playing the dual-sex lead in Brecht's 'Good Soul of 
Szechuan' at the Young Vic.

She is also well-know for her lead in the all-star cast film of 'Little Voice', 
which had many nominations including Golden Globe's, Bafta's, Academy and 
Screenwriter's Guild . . . .

The play was written for Horrock's, and she played the lead in the Sam Mendes 
production in the West End . . . .

For most of us, it's the irony and contrast of her Ad Fab role that makes it 
special - not a waste of her talents!

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From:       Arthur Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 07:14:53 +0000
Subject: 19.0369 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0369 Is This a Bunny I See Before Me

Horrocks, who would have learned her peeing at RADA rather than the Actors 
Studio, is currently starring in a revival of Brecht's *The Good Soul of 
Szechuan* at the Young Vic in London. Both she and it have been very well 
reviewed, even by the majority of British critics who feel compelled to denounce 
Brecht and (almost) all his works whenever one of them is staged.

Arthur

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OBE for Dr Robert Bearman

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0374  Sunday, 29 June 2008

From:       David Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Friday, 27 Jun 2008 09:59:28 +0100
Subject: 19.0365 OBE for Dr Robert Bearman
Comment:    RE: SHK 19.0365 OBE for Dr Robert Bearman

I do hope Dr Bearman was 'poring' over a book - 'pouring' over it is not 
recommended for an archivist.

David Lindley

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Shakespeare and Vampires

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0375  Sunday, 29 June 2008

[1] From:   Jason Rhode <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 23:03:02 -0500
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0366 Shakespeare and Vampires

[2] From:   Ina Centaur <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 21:12:20 -0700
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0366 Shakespeare and Vampires


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From:       Jason Rhode <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 23:03:02 -0500
Subject: 19.0366 Shakespeare and Vampires
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0366 Shakespeare and Vampires

"Is this the end of Zombie Shakespeare?"

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From:       Ina Centaur <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 21:12:20 -0700
Subject: 19.0366 Shakespeare and Vampires
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0366 Shakespeare and Vampires

(Encore! Quoth the teaser: "Dudencranz and Dogenstern"!) Thanks for the find!

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The Real Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0373  Sunday, 29 June 2008

From:       Felix de Villiers <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Friday, 27 Jun 2008 19:42:29 +0200
Subject:    The Real Shakespeare

I'm sorry no one is responding to this site about Eric Sams's _The Real 
Shakespeare_, which I'm finding fascinating. I recommend it not only for study 
but also for pleasure. Sams is so full of verve and passion. I think one has to 
read it a bit at a time.

I recommend especially the chapter on The Personal Shakespeare, which is a real 
tour de force. He finds a lot of references to Stratford and Warwickshire, which 
should please Stratfordians. Indeed, in one of the several chapters on Richard 
III he is able to establish that Shakespeare spoke with a Warwickshire accent. 
The Personal chapter is so jam-packed with information, ideas, citations from 
line to line, that one may need a few sips of brandy to get to the end, but it's 
worth it.

I was disconcerted to find out from Sams that my edition of Richard III is waste 
paper. He insists that Q1 is an entirely different play from the superior Folio 
1623, and that publishers have continued to produce patched up versions which 
falsify the play. Maybe a more expert SHAKSPERians can tell me if there are new 
editions in which this heinous error has been corrected? I have found Q1 and F1 
on the Shakespeare Authorship site, but I prefer to have a book in my hands. My 
wastepaper information comes from the Appendix 4.4, just below the contents 
list. Sams was not able to finish his last version.

Sams doesn't believe in collaborations, for example in Henry VI. But here I 
disagree. Sams writes, why shouldn't  the bard change his style? When I first 
heard Coleridge's famous remark that anyone who thinks Sh. wrote  the first part 
of Henry V1 has no ear, I felt I was unable to judge. But I have made some 
progress since then and am entirely convinced that Coleridge was right. I set 
myself the task of reading the first act of Henry VI over and over again. Much 
of the verse is turgid and Joan la Puce is not memorable as Shakespeare's women 
usually are. When I went back to other early plays, this was a revelation: every 
word fell as if by magic into the right place.

I was also amazed to find out, that, according to Sams, Shakespeare was relieved 
when Queen Elizabeth died and wrote Sonnet 107 to celebrate the occasion. His 
closest friends were now safe from persecution. Sams also makes a convincing 
case for Barnaby Barnes as the rival poet. He was indeed seeking favours from 
Southampton and his magical and spiritualist practices are clearly referred to 
in Sonnet 86.

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