The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1140  Friday, 28 May 2004

From:           Mike Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:19:48 -0700
Subject:        Shakespeare Newsletter 53:259

The 259th issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* (Winter 2003/2004,
volume 53:259) has news, articles, reviews, and features that will be of
interest to members of SHAKSPER.

On the cover:
Sharing the cover is a review of Jack O'Brien's production of *Henry
IV,* with Kevin Kline as Falstaff, and George Walton Williams's article
"The Quality of Mould in Henry V," which looks at a recent SNL article
on the word "mould" via an illuminating word study. The color
illustrations on both front and rear covers, as well as inside the
covers, have greatly enhanced the appearance of the newsletter. This
issue features photos of Kevin Kline as Falstaff and Christopher Plummer
as Lear.

"A Take on 'Abraham Cupid' in Romeo and Juliet" by Rodney Stenning
Edgecombe gives evidence that the text is corrupt at 2.1.11, and
suggests an alternate reading.

Book Reviews:
*Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist,* by Lukas Erne
*Staged Properties in Early Modern English Drama,* edited by Jonathan
Gil Harris and Natasha Korda
*The Anatomie of Abuses, by Philip Stubbes,* edited by Margaret Jane Kidnie
*The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage,* edited by Stanley
Wells and Sarah Stanton
*The Sound of Shakespeare,* by Wes Folkerth
*Looking at Shakespeare,* 2e, by Dennis Kennedy

Performance Reviews:
The National Players's *A Midsummer Night's Dream*
The Stratford Festival's *King Lear*

A story about the new SHAKSPER logo, with illustrations.
Minutes of the Columbia Shakespeare Seminar for November 2003,
describing John Mahon's paper "Providential Design in Julius Caesar,"
and the discussion that followed.
A report on Sir Peter Hall receiving an award from the Shakespeare
Society of New York.

Extra Features:
A series of short notes about the Shakespeare Action Figure, the new
Henry V film, and a Hamlet web-site. There is also a poem, and a Krazy
Kat comic strip from 1921 about Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, and
Hamlet, all packed into six witty panels.

Regular Features:
Karoline Szatek's "Table of Contents"
Grace Tiffany's "Review of Periodicals"
Michael P. Jensen's "Talking Books" interview with Jonathan Bate
Michael Best's "Electronic Shakespeare" column about the sonnets on CD ROM

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Mike Jensen,
Contributing Editor

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