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Jessica posting in Early Modern Union of Scholars
User: roaringgirl01
Date: 2007-05-19 14:17
Subject: Constitution of the Early Modern Union of Scholars (EMUS)
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Jessica posting in Early Modern Union of Scholars
User: roaringgirl01
Date: 2007-04-30 14:54
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Hey guys... as official EMUS Internet-Type-Stuff-Person, I'm going to be collecting links of early modern interest in this post. I'll edit it as I find stuff; please feel free to comment on this post/email me with any of your own faves.

I'll be adding some links of Actual Scholarly Significance later, but for now I thought I'd start off with some fun stuff.

The Skinhead Hamlet (GHOST: Oi! Mush! HAMLET: Yer? GHOST: I was fucked! [Exit GHOST.])
Plushie Shakespeare
Plushie Queen Elizabeth
Plushie Black Death (It's so cute!!!)

Some Shakespeare-themed movies that are rumored to be in the works:
Richard III (2007) (David Carradine as Buckingham!!?!)
Macbeth (2007)
Come Like Shadows (2008) (Also Macbeth)
Gnomeo and Juliet (2008) ("A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes." Tell me this won't be the best movie ever made.)

I'm trying to keep my eye out for other early-modern-type movies set for release, but those usually don't come out until Oscar season, and it's a bit early yet. Nevertheless, here's what I've been able to dig up so far:

5/25: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (What? It's a thought-provoking study of eighteenth-century colonial expansion.)
7/27: Molière
10/12: The Golden Age (Sequel to Elizabeth. See the trailer here.)
11/16: Beowulf (I have high hopes for this one, but I can't get past the idea of Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mom.)
12/21: The Other Boleyn Girl
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User: over_donne
Date: 2007-04-27 16:17
Subject: Amazon is a Tool!
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In a purely literal sense, I mean. Maybe you've noticed this before, but I just found out this semester about Amazon's "Search Inside!" function. With this function, the full text of many books can be searched and read online, without any need to purchase the book! For example, here I did a search for the term "trinity" in a volume of Donne: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0802827721/ref=sib_dp_srch_bod/103-2864898-4808610?v=search-inside&keywords=trinity. So, this is a two-for-one deal: free books that are keyword searchable. Huzzah!
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Jessica posting in Early Modern Union of Scholars
User: roaringgirl01
Date: 2007-04-27 14:13
Subject: upcoming theatre events
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Mood:busybusy
Hey y'all--I've added some upcoming Renaissancey theatre events to the calendar. Be sure to check the company's website for correct showtimes.

Town and Gown:
The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, 7/06-7/08
The Broadway Bard, 5/11-5/13
A 'Lear' and Present Danger, 7/27-7/29

The Shakespeare Tavern:
The Taming of the Shrew, 4/13-5/20

GA Shakespeare:
Twelfth Night (Shake at the Lake at Piedmont Park), 5/02-5/06
Ovid's Metamorphoses, 5/23-6/03
Pericles, 6/28-7/27
Richard III, 10/11-11/04
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Jessica posting in Early Modern Union of Scholars
User: roaringgirl01
Date: 2007-04-18 21:39
Subject: first post! yay!
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Mood:tiredtired
Hey, guys. Jess here. I've set up this community for EMUS--we can decide something organized to do with it at some point, but for now this might be an efficient way to get our ideas together if we're having a hard time getting together in person. To be able to post to the community, go to Livejournal and set up your own account, and then come back to here to apply for membership (I'll have to approve you). Once you have an account, you can make your own posts as well as comment on existing posts. Let me know if you're having any trouble with the program.

I'd like to set up a website soon--I'm looking into maybe using UGA webspace, but purchasing a domain name so we can have an official-sounding dot com. I've also set up a calendar on a Yahoo mail account, which I'll send you the info about soon.
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