The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2270  Tuesday, 2 December 2003

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 01 Dec 2003 15:00:10 -0800
Subject:        Shakespeare Newsletter # 257

The 257th issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* (Summer 2003, volume
53:2) publishes news, articles, reviews, and features that will be of
interest to members of SHAKSPER.

Cover reviews and news:
Sharing the cover are two unusual reviews.  Ron Rosenbaum reviews the
Public Theater's *Henry V.*  You know Rosenbaum's exemplary Shakespeare
reporting from the *New Yorker* and the *New York Times.* The other is a
detailed review of Sarah Smith's pro-Oxford novel *Chasing Shakespeare.*
Inside, you will find part two of the abstracts from the 2003 SAA
seminar *Two Problem Comedies: *All's Well That Ends Well* and *Troilus
and Cressida**, a list of books available for review, and three calls
for papers.

"Richard III: The Dragon and St. George" by Murray J. Levith is a
fascinating look at how the story of St. George contrasts with and
informs Shakespeare's tale of a dragon named Richard.

Book Reviews:
*Approaches to Teaching English Renaissance Drama,* edited by Karen
Bamford and Alexander Leggatt
*Travelling Players in Shakespeare's England* by Siobhan Keenan
*The Tempestuous Voyage of Hopewell Shakespeare* by Sophie Masson
*The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson,* edited by Richard Harp and
Stanley Stewart
*The Merchant of Venice: New Critical Essays,* edited by John W. Mahon
and Ellen Macleod Mahon

Performance Reviews:
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's *A Midsummer Night's Dream*
The Royal Shakespeare Company's *Richard III,*  *Measure for Measure,*
and *The Tamer Tamed*
The Globe's *Dido, Queen of Carthage*

Karoline Szatek's "Table of Contents"
Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals"
Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with Ann Thompson
Nina daVinci Nichols' "New York Performance" article on the Public
Theater's *Henry V.* Nina usually writes reviews, but this is more of a
consideration of Henry as a hero, with reference to the Public's

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Mike Jensen,
Contributing Editor

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