2011

Stephen Marche, _How Shakespeare Changed Everything_


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0169  Sunday, 24 July 2011

From:         Joseph Egert <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         July 20, 2011 7:15:43 PM EDT
Subject:     Re: Stephen Marche, _How Shakespeare Changed Everything_

Holger Syme blogs:

>It would be nice to start this post with a semi-snappy line like “Stephen
>Marche has written a monumentally stupid book about Shakespeare” or
>“_How Shakespeare Changed Everything_ may be the most ignorant book
>about Shakespeare published this century.” Neither statement would be
>inaccurate, exactly. But Marche’s book is so preposterous in its claims,
>so poorly researched, so ludicrously over the top, and so slight that it’s
>hard to see it as anything other than a bad joke, a deliberate (if
>potentially lucrative) send-up of the excesses of Bardolatry.
 
Check out the "wooden" bust of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon on p 49. Does Marche mean the wooden origin of p 49's paper?
 
Joe Egert

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Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0168  Sunday, 24 July 2011

From:         Jaimie Johnson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         July 22, 2011 11:05:07 AM EDT
Subject:     Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series

This summer and fall, NCM Fathom, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London and Art Alliance Media invite you to experience classical Shakespeare titles in movie theaters nationwide. Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series will transport you to the Globe Theatre in London to experience these plays from the front row “pit”, just as Shakespeare’s audience did over 400 years ago.

This four-part series continues with Henry IV Part 1 on Monday, August 1; Henry IV Part 2 on Thursday, August 18; and Henry VIII on Thursday, September 15. Each show is at 6:30pm local time.

The Globe Theatre provides an intriguing historical backdrop to these productions. Originally built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company, the Theatre housed Shakespeare’s plays until it was destroyed in a fire in 1613 after a malfunction with a prop cannon during Henry VIII, rebuilt and destroyed again in 1666 during the Great Fire of London. Each of the Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series performances will include a historical perspective on the Globe – the reconstruction process to restore the Theatre, the work of the Globe today, and a behind-the-scenes look at each production with interviews from the actors and creative team involved.

We have created a microsite full of event details and digital offerings including banners, trailersm and social media posts. For more details about Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series visit http://www.shakespearesglobelondononthebigscreen.com. You can find information on participating theaters and purchase tickets at www.fathomevents.com.

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The Shakespeare Blog


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0135  Thursday,  30 June 2011

From:         Sylvia Morris <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         June 26, 2011 12:39:05 PM EDT
Subject:      The Shakespeare Blog

The Shakespeare Blog

The Shakespeare blog is a new blog being written by me, Sylvia Morris, from the heart of Shakespeare country. I’ve recently retired from working at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive in Stratford-upon-Avon following a thirty-year career.

After years of writing articles and blog articles sharing my enthusiasm for Shakespeare and the wonderful resources available in Stratford, I’m now hoping to reach even more people. The blog is already attracting readers in over 50 countries including Poland, South Africa, and Chile!

The blog look at Shakespeare particularly from the point of view of the part this area played in Shakespeare’s life, how it has developed into a centre of international tourism and the performance of his plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

I’m particularly keen to pick up news stories with Shakespeare connections, for instance I posted a blog about the similarity between President Obama’s statement about the death of Bin Laden and one of Shakespeare’s speeches on the day it happened. More recent posts have been on subjects like Shakespeare and science fiction and anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice.

The blog is at www.theshakespeareblog.com, and you can sign up for posts by using the subscribe box on the site. You can also follow me on twitter @sylvmorris1, or Facebook. Anyone can comment on the posts and Sylvia is happy to receive feedback.


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Impressionist Does Shakespeare


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0167  Sunday, 24 July 2011

From:         Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         Sunday, July 24, 11
Subject:      Impressionist Does Shakespeare

My soon-to-leave-me-for-college-baby-daughter, who gave up TV for the Internet when she was 12, sent me this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8PGBnNmPgk&feature=player_embedded

Impressionist Does Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices

Jim Meskimen performs Clarence's speech from William Shakespeare's Richard III as a number of different celebrities, from George Clooney to Droopy Dog.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Hardy

PS: The brief haitus was a consequence of my upgrading to the Mac Lion OS. I'm back and my computer is better than even.

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Shakespeare Visions: Film & Text


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0134  Thursday,  30 June 2011

From:         Allston James <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         June 25, 2011 12:51:11 PM EDT
Subject:      Shakespeare Visions: Film & Text

Shakespeare Visions: Film & Text, an on-line college course, will be offered for the second time this fall through Monterey Peninsula College (California).

Last semester, we had students in Taiwan, Dallas and Wales 'chatting' about everything from Ophelia (Winslet and Stiles) to Richard III (Olivier and McKellen).

Each month students select one of canon's plays and compare two film adaptations. ENGL 16 units (3) transfer to University of California and other systems.

Register now at www.mpc.edu for Fall Semester (begins August 24). Any questions: Allston James, course designer & instructor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Allston James
Professor Emeritus
Humanities Division
Monterey Peninsula College

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