The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1495 Wednesday, 23 July 2003
Date: Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 14:52:12 -0700
Subject: Shakespeare Newsletter 53:1
The 253rd issue of The Shakespeare Newsletter (Spring 2003, volume 53:1)
has news, articles, reviews, and features that will be of interest to
members of SHAKSPER.
Sharing the cover are an alphabetical listing of summer Shakespeare
festivals, complete with plays, dates, and contact information.
Alongside that is "Washington Celebrates Elizabeth I," a report on the
programs and events at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Shakespeare
Theatre, and the Kennedy Center to commemorate the four-hundredth
anniversary of Elizabeth's death.
Inside, you will find the minutes for the March meeting of the Columbia
University Shakespeare Seminar, which begins with a tribute to Marvin
Rosenberg, then features Valerie Wayne on Holinshed, Shakespeare,
Cymbeline, and colonialism, both Roman and English.
SHAKSPEReans planning to visit London will want to read the brief report
on "Redgraves at Center Stage," with details about an exhibit featuring
the famous theatrical family. There are abstracts from the 2003 SAA
seminar Two Problem Comedies: All's Well That Ends Well and Troilus and
Cressida, and a conference announcement with two calls for papers.
"The Taming of the Shrew and Popular Culture" by Sandra Clark, who
argues that Shakespeare's use of early modern pop culture in this play
is even more dominant than has been previously understood.
"Jupiter and Cymbeline" by Peter Usher, finding that Shakespeare knew of
Galileo's discovery of four of Jupiter's moons, and refers to it in
Bernice W. Kliman's "Cum Notis Variorum: A Nineteenth-Century 'Restorer'
of Shakespeare's True Text, David Maclachlan's Hamlet." This continues
her fascinating series on early editors of Hamlet, and what is
distinctive about their work.
Four books are considered in one review:
Fat King, Lean Beggar: Representations of Poverty in the Age of
Shakespeare by William C. Carroll
Criminality and Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England: Beyond the Law
Becoming Criminal: Transversal Performance and Cultural Dissidence in
Early Modern England by Bryan Reynolds
Vagrancy, Homelessness, and English Renaissance Literature by Linda
Alan Dessen's Rescripting Shakespeare
The second edition of R. A. Foakes's indispensable edition of Henslowe's
Nicholas Greene's Shakespeare's Serial History Plays
Louis Fantasia's Instant Shakespeare
Michael Best's "Electronic Shakespeares" on performance databases
Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals"
Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with Peter Holland
Nina daVinci Nichols's "New York Performance" reviews of the Aquila
Theatre Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Donmar Warehouse's
Twelfth Night, and Love's Labour's Lost by the Thirteenth Night Theatre
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