2011

Query on an Old Edition


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0098  Wednesday, 1 June 2011

From:         Tom Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:          May 30, 2011 11:57:53 PM EDT
Subject:      Query on an Old Edition

Dear Colleagues,

A colleague researching New Zealand writer Robin Hyde has sent me the following query, which I have been unable to answer. It would appear to concern a one-volume edition of Shakespeare, probably a Collected, available in Wellington, New Zealand, around 1920, of which the only distinctive detail recorded here is the frontispiece.

Does anyone on SHAKSPER have a suggestion?

Thanks,
Tom

>I am looking for the edition of Shakespeare that Robin Hyde had. She
>is writing here in 1934 but her edition ( a Collected) seems from this
>comment was bought when she was at school in the early 1920s. (See
>below for description) Any idea?

Hyde (whose real name was Iris Wilkinson) writes:

"Writing trash that rhymed was sheer Hell at first, at college.  (Mother started me on that downward path, some time during the war.)  At College, it very naturally made me a foolish sort of  freak, and it certainly didn’t justify itself—But the others were so very bad, that I scooped the pool of really good monetary prizes, bestowed by an obliging Literary Club, one good feature in a bad school.  You had to spend the money on books, but it was Heaven going into Whitcombe’s and buying smooth new desirables—Spenser, Omar, Keats—one of the white-headed company, Shakespeare, is with me here and now, and the line beneath the frontispiece might be significant:

    Iris:     “I met Her Deity
                Cutting the clouds towards Paphos.”

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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0097  Wednesday, 1 June 2011

From:         Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:          Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Subject:      David H. Evett

I was sadden to learn that long-time SHAKSPER subscriber David Evett died on May 25, 2011, at his home in Arlington, Massachusetts. The following is taken from the ObitsforLife site: http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/347799/Evett-David.php

David H. Evett, of Arlington, MA formerly of Cleveland Heights, OH, Mount Pleasant, MI, and Denver, CO, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family. A graduate of the University of the South with a doctorate from Harvard University, he was a dedicated Renaissance scholar, an eloquent poet, an emeritus professor of English at Cleveland State University, and the author of Literature and the Visual Arts in Tudor England, Discourses of Service in Shakespeare’s England, and Strange Loops, a volume of poetry. He was an active member of the vestries, choirs, and church communities at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in E. Cleveland, Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, and All Saints Parish in Brookline, MA. He loved baseball, Shakespeare, fly fishing, good food, and beautiful music.

Friends and family are invited to a Eucharist funeral service Saturday June 4 at 2:00 pm at All Saints Parish 1773 Beacon St., Brookline, MA followed by burial at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Boston Cecilia, or All Saints Parish, or a charity of your choice. Additional information may be found at Keefe Funeral Home, www.keefefuneralhome.com


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