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Orthodox Three-Letter Abbreviations for Shakespeare?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0019  Monday, 11 January 2010

From:       Ina Centaur <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Monday, 11 Jan 2010 18:59:33 -0800
Subject:    Orthodox Three-Letter Abbreviations for Shakespeare?

Shk vs Shx vs She vs WSB vs __? Of the many three-letter abbreviations 
of the Bard's name, is there one that is used more frequently, or more 
preferred? Which do you use?

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Good Marriages in Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0018  Monday, 11 January 2010

[1] From:   Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Thursday, 07 Jan 2010 23:14:53 -0500
     Subj:   Re: SHK 21.0010 Good Marriages in Shakespeare

[2] From:   Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Thursday, 07 Jan 2010 23:16:33 -0500
     Subj:   Re: SHK 21.0010 Good Marriages in Shakespeare


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From:       Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Thursday, 07 Jan 2010 23:14:53 -0500
Subject: 21.0010 Good Marriages in Shakespeare
Comment:    Re: SHK 21.0010 Good Marriages in Shakespeare

 >This is actually one of the truly fascinating character enigmas in
 >Shakespeare: There's nothing that definitively points to Gertrude
 >accepting Hamlet's word. But, on >the other hand, there's nothing
 >that definitively points the other way, either. Either is an interesting
 >choice and either is completely supported by the text.

This brings to mind another odd choice made in the Tennant/Stewart RSC 
production. For some reason I cannot fathom, it was decided (contrary to 
the text) to have Gertrude present in a reordered part of IV.vii when 
Claudius conspires with Laertes to murder Hamlet. The actress registered 
shock in a long shot taken over Claudius's shoulder. To my mind, this 
choice heightens the ambiguity.

This production does make clear though that C and G are in love; and 
Stewart is even a touch uxorious, which I think is consistent with the 
text (IV.vii.9-16).

Apropos of my recent post on this subject: This production seemed at 
first to make a feint in the direction of Gertrude as alcoholic, but 
that got lost (alas!), and her antepenultimate speech ("I will, my lord, 
I pry you pardon me.") was confusing.

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From:       Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Thursday, 07 Jan 2010 23:16:33 -0500
Subject: 21.0010 Good Marriages in Shakespeare
Comment:    Re: SHK 21.0010 Good Marriages in Shakespeare

My nominees: Duke Humphrey and Eleanor.

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Shakespeare for children?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0016  Monday, 11 January 2010

From:       Robert Projansky <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Friday, 8 Jan 2010 18:46:20 -0800
Subject: 20.0577 Shakespeare for children?
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0577 Shakespeare for children?

Had he ever seen "A Touch of Greatness", a moving 2005 documentary about 
Albert Cullum, whose fifth grade pupils' curriculum included performing 
Shakespeare, Professor Hawkes would have had to grump  about something else.

Albert Cullum taught fifth grade for ten years in Rye, NY, before a 
thirty-year career as a professor of education at Boston University and 
Stonehill College. Some of his Shakespeare efforts included children as 
young as five. He didn't stop at Shakespeare; his kids performed other 
classics too, including Antigone and Saint Joan. Professor Cullum, who 
died in 2003 at 83, was also the author of a  number of books on 
children's education, one of which sold more than half a million copies. 
The film includes testimonials from some of his former 10-year-olds.

More about the film and Albert Cullum at:
http://www.rawfoodinfo.com/articles/art_atouchofgreatness.html
and
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/touchofgreatness/

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David Tennant Hamlet

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0017  Monday, 11 January 2010

[1] From:   Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Thursday, 07 Jan 2010 20:44:22 -0500
     Subj:   Re: SHK 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet

[2] From:   Mark Bruce <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Thursday, 07 Jan 2010 19:45:09 -0600
     Subj:   Re: SHK 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet

[3] From:   John C Zuill <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Friday, 08 Jan 2010 12:02:36 +1000
     Subj:   Re: SHK 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet

[4] From:   Johanna Schmitz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 20:49:05 -0600
     Subj:   Tennant/Stewart Hamlet DVD

[5] From:   Olwen Terris <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
     Date:   Friday, 8 Jan 2010 08:47:44 -0000
     Subj:   RE: SHK 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet


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From:       Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Thursday, 07 Jan 2010 20:44:22 -0500
Subject: 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet
Comment:    Re: SHK 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet

I was in England for the Christmas/New Year holidays and saw the 
Tennant/Stewart Hamlet as broadcast by BBC. I agree with Hardy, except 
that I think that some very bad directorial or dramaturgical choices 
were made about some of the cuts and a decision to reorder and telescope 
events from IV.iv to the end. For example, they couldn't seem to make up 
their minds about what to do with Fortinbras, leaving that part of the 
play at loose ends.

The acting, however, is superb, especially Sir Patrick's (to anticipate 
only a little) very low key and regal Claudius. I would also single out 
the Player King for special mention -- his expression during Hamlet's 
lecture is priceless.

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From:       Mark Bruce <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Thursday, 07 Jan 2010 19:45:09 -0600
Subject: 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet
Comment:    Re: SHK 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet

 >Having seen the Tennant/Stewart Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon the
 >summer before last and having enjoyed it thoroughly (and not just
 >because I am a Dr. Who and Star Trek fan), I only hope that the BBC
 >has plans for releasing the performance on DVD at sometime in the
 >future. -Hardy

Hello All:

In regard to this, I believe the DVD version of the Tennant/Stewart 
Hamlet just recently went on sale via the RSC website.

Best,
Mark Bruce
Bethel University
St. Paul; MN

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From:       John C Zuill <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Friday, 08 Jan 2010 12:02:36 +1000
Subject: 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet
Comment:    Re: SHK 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet

Got a link? I can't find it on the BBC search. Perhaps Ms. Gough knows 
about a coming DVD. Eh? Ms. T?

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From:       Johanna Schmitz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 20:49:05 -0600
Subject:    Tennant/Stewart Hamlet DVD

Just a quick note to let you know that the Tennant Hamlet DVD was 
released last week.

Check out:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hamlet-DVD-David-Tennant/dp/B002PXHRFQ/ref=sr_1_1?
ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1262918806&sr=1-1

Cheers,
Johanna Schmitz

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From:       Olwen Terris <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Friday, 8 Jan 2010 08:47:44 -0000
Subject: 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet
Comment:    RE: SHK 21.0006 David Tennant Hamlet

David Tennant's 'Hamlet', re-staged and re-directed by Gregory Doran for 
BBC television, was released on DVD in the UK on 4 January. It is 
available, region 2 only, in the UK from www.amazon.co.uk and other 
major retailers. It comes with an audio commentary and 35 minutes of 
documentary.

Olwen Terris
Project Researcher
British Universities Film & Video Council

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Hermeticism in Elizabethan Literature

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0015  Monday, 11 January 2010

From:       Lisa Warman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Friday, 08 Jan 2010 09:54:58 -0500
Subject:    Hermeticism in Elizabethan Literature

Dear All,

Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, has recently acquired a 75-year 
old unpublished manuscript written by Professor Richard  Firestone, 
Professor of Modern Languages from 1921 until his death in  1944. His 
manuscript entitled Eros Paedagogicus: An Approach to Elizabethan 
literature and Its Underlying Traditions was donated to the Rollins 
College's Archives and Special Collections in 2007 by Mrs. Miriam 
Warner, daughter of Professor Richard Firestone.

The URL address of this archived manuscript is: 
http://asp3.rollins.edu/olin/Archives/Firestone_Eros_Pae_searchable.pdf

Enjoy,
Lisa M. Warman

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