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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0086  Friday, 26 February 2010


From:       Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:       Friday, February 26, 2010        

Subject:    I Need Some Tutoring


Dear SHAKSPEReans,


As a number of you pointed out to me, I neglected to include an "s" in the file name for the PowerPoint presentation of a chronology of Tudor/Stewarts monarchs and related historical figures. 


The correct link should have been the following:


The entire collection of PowerPoint presentations are these:


Life-Shakespeare's Life and Works-more than 240 slides of 1) portraits, images of Shakespeare from Droeshout engraving and Holy Trinity bust through others with varying claims to authenticity as well as imaginative interpretations of them; 2) images from Warwickshire to London situating Shakespeare in a visual context, including satellite images of Stratford-upon-Avon to provide a sense of the relative spatial relations between places in Shakespeare's hometown (such as walking distance from "birthplace/father's workshop" to market).


Texts-The Transmission of Shakespeare's Texts-approximately 100 slides. I begin with one of the most familiar passages in the Shakespearean canon: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet." as it appears in modern editions and then I go to the passage as it appears in Q1, Q2, and F1 as a starting place for discussing textual transmission and "New Textualism." "Is it e'en so? Then I defy you, stars." This presentation also examines printing house practices.


Theater-Shakespeare's Theater -- 300+ slides, Classical Drama (Greek and Roman), Medieval Rebirth, Development of English Drama (Slides in this presentation collection could be used for the broadest overview in a survey course to any number of individual course or courses in and of themselves). The presentation begins with an inordinate amount of text but bear with it later interesting images later I hope you will find. (Grammar by Yoda.)


Ideology -- The Dominant Ideology -- 40+ slides, PowerPoint transformation of lecture on the Dominant Ideology, what 20 years ago I called the Elizabethan World Picture with what I consider one of my favorite quotations, "When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me?"


Chronology-The Tudors and Stuarts Chronology-a series of headshots from a book I donated to the Folger Shakespeare Library of portraits of the Tudor and Stuart monarch of Britain and historical persons of interest during their reigns. If you have an interest in any of these portraits, please contact me for further information about them.


I suggest you begin with the *_1.ppt version of what interests you. Should it download properly and open properly, you should proceed to the remaining smaller files in the presentation. When you have downloaded all, then you should reassemble into the larger file as it is intended to be. You would only need the zip files if you have trouble with the regular versions.


I have included Complete versions of each presentation for those with blazingly fast Internet service and-or all of the time and patience in the world (no, make that universe.) Finally. Should you still have difficulty, try the zipped version. If you still have problems, write me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional assistance.





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