Hamlet Opera

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0235  Monday, 11 June 2012

 

From:        Michelle Assay <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 9, 2012 5:35:48 AM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Hamlet Opera

 

Hello,

 

I am very disappointed: why do I get to hear about Hamlet Opera only the next day after its broadcast? It’s really a Shame! I wish it was announced the day before it! Any chance of finding it on replay?

 

And secondly, it’s not really a rare thing, an opera being shorter than the play . . .  No, I can give you many many, many examples!

 

Best,

Michelle Assay

Musicologist

Université de Paris, Sorbonne 

 

Shenandoah Shakespeare’s “’Tis Pity She’s a Whore”

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0234  Monday, 11 June 2012

 

From:        Ellen Moody <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 10, 2012 8:37:31 PM EDT

Subject:     Shenandoah Shakespeare’s “’Tis Pity She’s a Whore”

 

Dear all,

 

This is a magnificent dark farce production not to be missed. If you are at all within driving distance . . . support this company. As I expect many on this listserv know, they do not only play Shakespeare, but many of his fellows, plays hardly ever done (Massinger’s Roman Actor, B & F’s Maid’s Tragedy (even):

 

A blog review:

 

http://ellenandjim.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/john-fords-tis-pity-shes-a-whore-on-doing-a-sexually-radical-playin-the-shenandoah-valley/

 

Ellen Moody

 

Yale Repertory Theatre to Mount Hamlet in 2013

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0233  Monday, 11 June 2012

 

From:        Marilyn A. Bonomi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 8, 2012 5:16:48 PM EDT

Subject:     Yale Repertory Theatre to Mount Hamlet in 2013

 

I just got (rather belatedly) the schedule of productions for Yale Repertory Theatre.

 

Hamlet is scheduled March 15-April 13 2013.

 

Star of this production is Paul Giamatti.  Now I know he’s classically trained, having done his MFA at Yale School of Drama. And I know he’s done Shakespeare before, having seen him at Yale Rep doing Jaques probably 1993 or 94.

 

And certainly he’s both skilled and talented.

 

But somehow I cannot picture him as Hamlet.  John Adams, sure. Hamlet? Not so much. I wondered how others viewed this particular casting.  I am totally unaware of what “creative” perspective, if any, director (And Yale Rep Artistic Director) James Bundy will be bringing to the production.

 

CFP: Shakespeare and the Memory of a Lost Religion

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0232  Monday, 11 June 2012

 

From:        Nicole Coonradt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 8, 2012 1:16:01 PM EDT

Subject:     CFP: Shakespeare and the Memory of a Lost Religion

 

This was forwarded to me by a colleague.

 

Cheers,

Nicole Coonradt

University of Denver

 

Subject: CFP 6/30/2012: Shakespeare and the Memory of a Lost Religion

 

2012 SAMLA CONFERENCE CALLS FOR PAPERS November 9-11, 2012 Research Triangle, North Carolina Special Focus: Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile.

 

Panel: Shakespeare and the Memory of a Lost Religion.

 

Recent scholarship has drawn attention to the critical trend of the past dozen years commonly referred to as “the turn to religion in Shakespeare criticism.” An important element of this “turn” has included attempts to uncover the remnants of a forgotten Catholicism in Shakespeare’s oeuvre, e.g., Stephen Greenblatt’s Hamlet in Purgatory (2001) and Eamon Duffy’s “Bare Ruined Choirs: Remembering Catholicism in Shakespeare’s England” (2003). This panel is not intended as a forum for arguments about Shakespeare’s own personal religious predilections, but instead, papers should address the ways in which the Bard employs Catholic motifs in his writings, effectively creating texts of religious memory, a memory that may be defined as historical, critical, nostalgic, a dramatic tool—the list goes on. Special attention can also be given to the conference themes of travel, immigration, and exile as they lend themselves to Shakespeare’s efforts at remembering a lost English Catholicism. By June 30, 2012, please submit abstracts of 300 words to Paul Stapleton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Folger Theatre 2012/13 Season Performances

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0231  Friday, 8 June 2012

 

From:        Kiersten Dittrich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Thursday, June 7, 2012 11:17 AM

Subject:     Folger Theatre 2012/13 Season Performances

 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

 

Folger Theatre’s 2012/13 season is marked by journeys of every kind—tragic, heroic, and mythic. As an added season highlight, we will host the Shakespeare’s Globe production of Hamlet in September, direct from the London stage.

 

Mark your calendars now and plan ahead to take advantage of our group discounts for one or several of our productions: 

 

HAMLET
By William Shakespeare 

Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst

SEPTEMBER 8–22, 2012

 

A raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play, the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius. “A stripped-down Hamlet that is fast, fresh, and lucid” (The Daily Telegraph).

 

Student Matinees: Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 11:30am

 

 

THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS

Stage version by Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook  

Based on the poem by Farid Uddi Attar

Directed by Aaron Posner  

Original music performed by Tom Teasley

OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 25, 2012

 

A theatrical adventure soars in this poignant 12th-century Persian fable about the search for the divine.

 

Student Matinee: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:30am

 

 

HENRY V

By William Shakespeare  

Directed by Robert Richmond

JANUARY 22 – MARCH 3, 2013

 

Imagine the thrilling grasp for power by a young king whose ambition reaches beyond his English court to the fields of France.

 

Student Matinees: Thursday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at 11:30am

 

 

TWELFTH NIGHT

By William Shakespeare  

Directed by Robert Richmond

APRIL 30 – JUNE 9, 2013

 

Cast away on the shores of a distant land, lost lovers and their unruly servants

converge and conspire in this romance-filled comedy.

 

Student Matinees: Thursday, May 9 and Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:30am

 

Teachers and group leaders of high school or younger students may reserve tickets for Hamlet student matinees beginning Monday, June 11 at 10:00am. Tickets for other 2012/13 Folger Theatre productions may be reserved beginning Monday, July 30 at 10:00am.

 

Student matinee tickets are $25 each for students and chaperones. The Globe’s HAMLET student matinee tickets are just $35. One chaperone is required for every 10-12 students. A 30-minute question and answer session will follow every regular season student matinee performance.

 

Discounted group tickets are also available to all Folger Theatre performances. The complete schedule for all Folger Theatre productions will soon be available at www.folger.edu/theatre.  

 

If you are a teacher, don’t forget to access our award-winning teaching materials online at www.folger.edu/education before you come. We look forward to welcoming you to the Folger.

 

Sincerely,

Kiersten Dittrich

Group Sales Manager

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202.675.0336

 

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