2010

Hamlet in the Thai Language

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0367  Friday, 10 September 2010

From:         Daniella J Chai <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         September 8, 2010 7:01:43 PM EDT
Subject:      Hamlet in the Thai Language

Hello All,

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on where I might find a copy of 
_Hamlet_ in the Thai language. I am currently assisting on a production of _Hamlet_ 
to be performed in both New York and Abu Dhabi, using a variety of performance 
forms, many Eastern influenced. We have an excellent master of Butoh coming to 
perform in the show from Thailand, but it has been a challenge finding him a copy of 
the play in his language. 

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

All the best,
Daniella Chai


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Conference Announcement: Shakespearean Configurations

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0366  Friday, 10 September 2010

From:         Jean-Christophe MAYER <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         Friday, 3 Sep 2010 12:43:02 +0200
Subject:      Conference Announcement: Shakespearean Configurations

SHAKESPEAREAN CONFIGURATIONS:
An International Symposium on Shakespearean Forms from the 16th to the 21st century

Salle Jourda, Batiment de Recherche Marc Bloch (BRED)
University of Montpellier (France),
Wednesday 29 September to Friday 1 October 2010

Jointly organised and funded by the Universities of Montpellier (IRCL), York and Bergen

Shakespearean Configurations is a follow-up from last year's conference held at the University of 
York (UK) during which participants took a fresh look at configurations-and reconfigurations-of 
Shakespeare from the first quartos to the most recent visual incarnations. They also offered new 
materials and new approaches for studying the packaging of the plays and poems through time, between 
cultures and across media.

The theme of the conference was prompted by two sweeping developments in Shakespeare studies: the 
sustained attack on the idea of an authentic, original text produced by a single, isolated author; 
and a corresponding attention to the reformulation and assimilation of Shakespeare's texts in 
cultures very different from the one in which they were created.

Participants in this year's conference are invited to continue investigating these themes. They are 
also encouraged to explore more specifically the relation between the editing and/or configuring of 
Shakespeare's works through time and the various ways in which these works were appropriated by 
readers and audiences.

Contributors will employ a range of materials, including early printed versions, bindings, 
illustrated editions and paintings, library and museum collections, stage sets and later forms 
including photography and Manga Shakespeare.

Agnes Lafont and Jean-Christophe Mayer, Montpellier
Bill Sherman, York
Stuart Sillars, Bergen

Conference organisers
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PROGRAMME

Wednesday 29 September

Theatrical Adaptations and Configurations

Atsuhiko Hirota (Kyoto University), "Kingdoms of Tate's Lear and Shakespeare's Lear: A Restoration 
Reconfiguration of Archipelagic Kingdoms"

Agnes Lafont (University of Montpellier), "Mythological Reconfigurations on the Contemporary Stage: 
Giving A New Voice to Philomela in Titus Andronicus"

Varsha Panjwani (University of York), "'What is the chance?': Shakespeare fighting for limelight at 
the Swan"

Florence March (University of Avignon), "Richard II in la cour d'honneur of the Popes' Palace, 
Festival d'Avignon 2010"


Thursday 30 September

Visual Configurations: Painting, Architecture, Photography, Mangas

Dympna Callaghan (Syracuse University), "From the Colossal to the Diminutive: Anthony and Cleopatra 
Versus Hamlet"

Stuart Sillars (University of Bergen), "Photography and Victorian Shakespeare"

Svenn-Arve Myklebost (University of Bergen), "Abbreviation and Ekphrasis: Iconotextual Shakespeare 
Translation"


Textual Configurations: Editing, Publishing, Educating

Bill Sherman (University of York), "Standing upon Points: Re-configuring Shakespeare's Punctuation"

Erica Sheen (University of York), "Un-American Shakespeare" (title t.b.c.)

Sarah Stanton (Cambridge University Press), "Publishing Shakespeare"

Emma Smith (Hertford College, Oxford), " 'Read it, but buy it first': Buying Shakespeare"


Planning Session - The Future of the Shakespeare Configured Project


Friday 1 October

The Material Text-Reading, Collecting, Curating

Jean-Christophe Mayer (CNRS and University of Montpellier), "Shakespeare and the Order of Books"

Alan H. Nelson (University of California at Berkeley), "Shakespeare and the Bibliophiles: The Next 
Generation"

Noriko Sumimoto (Meisei University, Tokyo), "Updating Folios: Customising Readers' Reconfigurations 
of Shakespeare"

Jeffrey Knight (University of Michigan), "Shakespeare's Early Curators"


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Files of Interest to Teachers, Students,

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0364  Friday, 10 September 2010

From:         Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         Friday, September 10, 2010               
Subject:      Files of Interest to Teachers, Students, and Scholars of the Early 
Modern Period

With the exception of my OCD approach to grading papers, I miss teaching a great 
deal. Having not yet gotten any offers to do adjunct teaching, to continue to have 
an excuse to keep revising my teaching materials one thing I have done is to make 
some of the powerpoints from my Shakespeare courses available on the Internet for 
those who might want to use them (teachers -- especially those at the beginning of 
their careers -- students, and even scholars of the Early Modern Period). 

I gave the English Department at my three times alma matter the University of 
Maryland, College Park, a large collection of the materials I have gathered and 
developed in my years of teaching. When the updated SHAKSPER web site is completed, 
I plan to put many more of my materials than I have already on the Internet for 
reading or downloading. Until then I will continue to distribute my powerpoints, as 
long as they are used strictly for educational or research purposes and NOT for any 
commercial enterprise. This stipulation is, of course, so that I will remain covered 
by the fair use exemption of the copyright laws. 

You may download these powerpoints at the following locations; however, please keep 
in mind that many of them are large files that will take a long time to download 
even with a high speed Internet connection. Also, be sure to type the file names 
exactly as they appear, case matters.

http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Life.ppt
http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Theater.ppt
http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Ideology.ppt
http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Texts.ppt
http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Tudors.ppt

Should you have any problems or if you do not have the time or bandwidth, send me a 
clearly labeled e-mail with the address you would like me to reply to prominently 
identified in the text of your request. I now have two "cloud" services -- my 
MobileMe account and my SendStuffNow account from SmithMicro the company that owns 
several my software programs -- I can use these "cloud" accounts to distribute large 
files to people who request them. I will use SendStuffNow to e-mail you a link that 
you can click on to have the files transferred quickly and easily to your computer. 
(Disclaimer: I have no financial or other connection with SmithMicro.)

Since the beginning of this new academic year, I have gotten several requests for my 
powerpoints. Steve Sohmer used my Life of Shakespeare to create his own 
presentation. He rearranged, amended, and annotated my slides; he deleted some of 
them and added some of his own. He then gave his version to professional graphic 
designers, who further polished it. He has given me permission to distribute his 
version to anyone who would like to use it (with the same stipulations, of course, 
as I have made above).

You may download Dr.Sohmer's Shakespeare's Life from my server at the following:

http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Shakespeare's Life.ppt

Or you may send me a request and I will e-mail you a link you can use to have the 
file quickly delivered to your own computer. Again, please clearly identify your 
request in the Subject line of your e-mail and the address of the e-mail account to 
which you would like me to send you the link in the body of your message. 

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Marvin Rosenberg's Research Materials

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0365  Friday, 10 September 2010

From:         Mary Rosenberg <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 	      September 1, 2010 6:10:56 PM EDT
Subject:      Marvin Rosenberg's Research Materials 

In the years since my husband (Marvin Rosenberg) died, I have been sorting out the 
papers and research material he had collected during the preparation of his Masks 
books on _Othello_, _King Lear_, _Hamlet_, and _Macbeth_. There is no specifically 
"new" material, but there is a wealth of information about the plays, roughly 
grouped in various categories of actors, productions, setting, characters, and so 
forth.

Marvin's method of working was to assemble every possible literary essay, theatrical 
review, article, Preface, prompt book, actors' comments, etc., that he could lay 
hands on in relation to whatever play he was studying, and to make several copies of 
each. These were then cut and pasted into files relating to characters in the play, 
individual actors and individual productions, line and scene references, gestures 
and movement, stage setting, etc.

Some comments apply to more than one category.

I'm sure this material could be useful, in whole or in part, to other scholars who 
are working on specific aspect of any of the major Shakespearean tragedies, or the 
study of any particular actor or director.

I have offered this material to various Shakespeare libraries and depositories 
throughout the country, but they are all short of storage space and/or available 
experts who could sort the material into appropriate order for their collections. 
Further, most of them are not interested in information that is available elsewhere 
-- though there are obvious advantages in having it organized in this manner.

Marvin himself destroyed a substantial part of his Hamlet material when he first 
retired, but I am unhappy at the thought of so much labor going to waste: so I am 
sending out this general notice to all readers of SHAKSPER. 

If anyone is interested in owning part or all of this material, please contact me 
and let me see what can be worked out between us.

There is also all the material he -- and later I -- used for the completion of his 
last book, _The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra_.

Please respond offline.

Thank you.

Mary Rosenberg
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Re: FOR SHAKSPER: Request from Your Editor

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0363  Friday, 10 September 2010

From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:        September 10, 2010 
Subject: FOR SHAKSPER: Request from Your Editor
Comment:     SHK 21.0351  FOR SHAKSPER: Request from Your Editor

Subscribers:

Sorry for the long interruption; as I have warned, there will be many of these the 
next four or five weeks. One unanticipated problem that took a while to solve 
involved my e-mail program. I did my best and recover 3 or 4 messages for the list 
but am afraid some submissions might have been lost. If you do not see, a message 
you sent in today's mailings, please re-send it and accept my apologies.

Let me remind everyone that clearly identifying your submissions to the list with 
something like "FOR SHAKSPER" or "FOR HARDY" for private messages to me will help me 
in not overlooking your messages and inadvertently deleting your submission with the 
hundreds and hundreds of SPAMs I receive a day.

Thanks for your cooperation,
Hardy

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0351  Wednesday, 1 September 2010

From:         Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Subject:      FOR SHAKSPER: Request from Your Editor 

Dear SHAKSPER Subscribers:

Despite my allegiance to my Boomer Generation and my mindset that I am somehow 
or other still in my 20s -- 

"People try to put us d-d-d-d-d-d-down . . . Just because we get around . . . 
Things they do look awful c-c-c-c-cold . . . I hope I die before I get old" 
(Naaaaay, not this last sentiment, especially since I'm there already) -- 

ANYWAY, some of the time I find myself feeling . . .  "What a drag it is getting 
old"  -- as I am finding that some of my body parts are wearing out. 

In a couple of weeks, I am scheduled for my first cataract surgery and am amazed 
over the past six months at how much closer I have had to lean into my computer 
screen to read what's on it.

I am excited at the prospect of regaining something approaching my vision as I 
had come to know it, but until then and during the recovery period and probably 
for sometime after I am asking a favor of subscribers.

The combination of my clouding vision and the incredible number of spams I 
receive has lead to my inadvertently deleting an increasing number of the 
messages that have been sent for distribution to the list members. 

I had an intuitive flash that I might be better able to manage messages to the 
list if they were more clearly visible, so if I may indulge list members let me 
make the following request.

To better increase the chances that I will not delete messages unintentionally, 
I am requesting that members include something like "FOR HARDY" or "FOR 
SHAKSPER" at the beginning of the subject line as I have done above. 

I intent this not as a requirement for publication but more along the lines of 
being a suggestion by or a courtesy to your aging editor. 

Please excuse, what I am sure that many will consider a waste of their time, but 
I do hope that my attempt at self-deprecating humor will mitigate any ill will 
resulting or extra keystrokes you might make because of my embarrassing request. 

Thanks,
Hardy

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