The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0361 Friday, 17 April 1998.
Date: Thursday, 16 Apr 1998 16:02:28 -0400
Subject: Shakespeare Magazine's Spring Issue
Announcement: Shakespeare Magazine publishes its spring 1998 issue
Volume 2, issue 2 of Shakespeare magazine will soon be on its way to its
subscribers. Included in this issue are the following:
1. Shakespeare's Froward Females: Women who defy male domination
a. "Women's Language" Wendy Greenhill, the education director of the RSC
discusses the verbal weapons women use.
b. "Are Shakespeare's Women Unruly?" Jeanne Addison Roberts shows what
happens to them at the end of the plays.
c. "Is Kate Submissive?" Peggy O'Brien, co-director of the current
Shenandoah Shakespeare Express production, gives her opinion. Jill
Kuhnle describes two Stratford Ontario productions. Judith Elstein
interviews the Kate and Petruchio of the '97 Stratford Festival
2. Teaching Women's Issues
a. Mary Mastrandrea has students list ways to understand Kate
b. Patti Slagle uses learning logs to help her students see the issues
facing women in the plays.
c. Michael J. Collins uses performance to challenge the concept of the
d. Wendy Michaels designs activities to better understand Portia and
3. Alternative Shakespeare - Frank Ceruzzi uses screenplays of current
Shakespeare films to foster interpretation.
4. Staging the Classroom - Kristen McDermott turns her Spelman College
class into a mini-theater to spark learning.
5. Performing The Comedy of Errors at an all-girls school - Virginia
Byrne tells how it went.
6. Broadsheet: A made-to-order activity using early modern documents to
look at conduct for marriage partners
7. Plus: A compendium of courses, conferences, and summer theatre
performances around the world.
A one-year subscription (3 issues) is available for $12 to:
PO Box 571006
Washington, DC 20057-1006
For more information go to http://shakespearemag.com