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CFP: Borrowers & Lenders Seeking Reviews for Sleep No More


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.164  Thursday, 26 April 2012


From:        Matthew Kozusko < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 17, 2012 3:36:31 PM EDT

Subject:    CFP: Borrowers & Lenders Seeking Reviews for Sleep No More


CFP:  Reviews of NYC run of SLEEP NO MORE


Borrowers & Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, is soliciting contributors to a composite (and possibly collaborative) review of Punchdrunk’s New York City production of Sleep No More, an ongoing interactive performance project based on Macbeth.  Meant in part to accommodate and record the experience of attending this production, this composite review will attempt to capture the dynamic in which each audience member’s participation in the performance yields a unique dramatic experience.


Contributors will be asked to respond to their experience of the production in whatever format they like (we can accommodate most audio, video, and graphic media).  B&L performance reviews typically eschew standard, evaluative responses to productions in favor of thesis-driven commentary, and such a model would be welcome here, though not strictly required.  The project will use a wiki space, and contributors will have the option to post drafts of their responses and then to revise them (or not) at any point during the submission window, April 23 – June 23, 2012.  All posted contributions will be visible to other contributors for the duration of the submission window.  Contributors will also have the option to remain anonymous.  Responses should run 1,000 - 3,000 words and will be subject to editing for length and content.


If you are interested, please contact the Appropriations in Performance editor, Matt Kozusko, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Matt Kozusko

Associate Professor of English

Ursinus College

Shakespeare and Performance


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.163  Thursday, 26 April 2012


From:        Sarah Gail Farrell < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 17, 2012 11:42:38 AM EDT

Subject:     Shakespeare and Performance


The Early Modern Studies Journal, formerly the Early English Studies Journal, is looking for a few book reviewers for our upcoming volume titled: Shakespeare and Performance. If you are interested please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , attaching an electronic copy of your professional resume and, if possible, a sample copy of a previous book review you have had published. The books that are currently available for review are seen below.


Shakespeare’s Great Stage of Fools by Robert H. Bell


Costuming the Shakespearean Stage: Visual Codes of Representation in Early Modern Theatre and Culture by Robert Lublin



Sarah Farrell

Early Modern Studies Journal

Book Review Editor

iPad App


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.162  Thursday, 26 April 2012


From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Thursday, April 26, 2012

Subject:     iPad App


From Bryn Mawr College Web Site


Bryn Mawr Now


“To be or not to be?” There’s an App for That…


Posted April 19, 2012



A signature work of the Bard just became more accessible, thanks to a new iPad app developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi.


Designed to bring a worldwide audience together around Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest for iPad is more than a digital book. The app is designed for social reading, authoring and collaboration. Readers have access to audio recordings of the play that provide alternative performances of key passages, and they can customize their experience, using only the content and tools they want, when they want them.


“We are discovering that one of the most important components of learning at any stage of our lives is the ability to stretch ourselves just the right amount,” says Rowe. “Our app invites Shakespeare fans and potential fans to do that—it can grow with you as a reader.” The app was engineered at Notre Dame’s Center for Research Computing.


The first play printed in Shakespeare’s First Folio of 1623, The Tempest is thought to be inspired by European discoveries of the New World. Its hauntingly beautiful verse makes it among the most frequently performed and beloved of Shakespeare’s plays, and it has been selected as a theme for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


The app can accommodate any Shakespeare-literacy level, from academics who want input from the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars to those who are simply curious about Shakespeare or want a lively introduction to the play.


“Our goal is to invite all readers of Shakespeare—students, teachers, scholars, fans—to gather around this magnificent play. The iPad makes new styles of reading and writing, authoring and sharing possible, and we designed this app to create a thrilling new way for everyone to experience Shakespeare. This app is not just for the classroom. It’s designed for anyone who loves Shakespeare, or anyone who wants to love Shakespeare but needs some help to do so,” says Visconsi.


Readers of The Tempest for iPad can learn from short expert commentaries provided by the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars, artists and teachers; enjoy a full-length, scrolling audio performance of the play by the internationally known touring company Actors from the London Stage; or create a custom play text using key passages. Illustrations, podcasts, teaching materials, and videos from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the world’s premier destination for Shakespeare research, are included in the app.


The Tempest for iPad is available through iTunes for $13.99. Visconsi and Rowe, with the support of Notre Dame and a team of investors, have created a startup company in South Bend, Luminary Digital Media LLC.


Luminary aims to develop many more applications designed to bring together readers worldwide around core humanities texts. Additional information is available at the Luminary website.







Sonnet Trainer App


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.161  Thursday, 26 April 2012


From:        Frank Landsbergen < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 15, 2012 6:36:33 AM EDT

Subject:    Sonnet Trainer App


My name is Dr. Frank Landsbergen. I have recently published an Android-app with which users can train their knowledge of Shakespeare's Sonnets, and I thought it would be nice to bring this to the attention of your site.


There are already several apps with which you can read the sonnets, but this app is different in that the user has to ‘rewrite’ a sonnet, either by reconstructing each line, which has been broken up into parts, or by choosing the correct line from three options. This way, users can practice their knowledge of the sonnets.


The app is called 'Shakespeare Sonnet Trainer' and can be found in the app store through the link below. There is a free version for the sonnets 1-50, and a paid version for all the sonnets.


An iPhone version is scheduled for this fall.


Kind regards,

Frank Landsbergen

Shakespeare and Emotions at Anzsa


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.158  Friday, 13 April 2012


From:        BSA < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 13, 2012 11:28:51 AM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare and Emotions at Anzsa


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The 11th Biennial International Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

27-30 November 2012

The University of Western Australia

Perth, Western Australia

Keynote speakers include Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe London), Philippa Kelly (California Shakespeare Theater and UNSW), Steven Mullaney (University of Michigan) and Barrie Rutter (Artristic Director, NorthernBroadside Theatre Company). Additional keynote speakers are to be announced.

The study of emotions in history, literature, and other aspects of culture is a burgeoning field, and Shakespeare takes a very central and influential place. The conveners invite papers on any aspect of the ways in which Shakespeare and/or his contemporaries represented emotions in poetry, drama, and other works, and/or how these representations have been received by audiences and readers from the sixteenth century to the present day.

There are paradoxes to be explored—how ‘the bodily turn’ of physiological influence on emotions could in turn generate more modern models of inner consciousness alone; how concepts rooted historically in Elizabethan and Jacobean England could be adapted to fit the philosophies and concepts of later ages, through eighteenth-century literature of sensibility, nineteenth-century and Darwinian approaches, twentieth-century psychologism stimulated by Freud, and a host of others. Did Shakespeare tap into a ‘collective unconscious’ of ‘universal’ stories, or did he arbitrarily choose stories to dramatise which his affective eloquence incorporated into world literature? Why have his works proved so durable in their emotional power, both in themselves and adaptations into other media such as opera, music, film and dance? Equal attention is invited to plays in performance and in ‘closet’ critical readings, as well as textual studies and adaptations.

The New Fortune Theatre, built in 1964 to the exact dimensions of The Fortune playhouse that rivaled Shakespeare’s Globe in seventeenth-century London, will be available for original practice performances, open rehearsals, and stage-based research papers, etc.

If you wish your presentation to be considered for a Performance Workshop on the New Fortune stage, please indicate this clearly in your title.

Abstracts of c.200 words should be submitted for consideration to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >, addressed to Bob White, Chris Wortham, Danijela Kambaskovic-Sawers, Mark Houlahan, and Brett D. Hirsch. Abstracts should be received by 1 July 2012.

Please bear in mind that although our venues have full capability for Powerpoint presentations and projecting files from your computers, wireless Internet reception is in some rooms unavailable. If you will need Internet access for your presentation, please make this clear in your abstract to allow us to programme accordingly.

For more details about the conference, visit

Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare’s Birthday and More

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.154  Thursday, 12 April 2012

From:        Folger Shakespeare Library < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 15:54:00 -0400

Subject:    Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare’s Birthday and More


What’s On at the Folger


Mirth and Merriment

Special Events: Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House


It’s April, the month we welcome spring at the Folger and celebrate Shakespeare. Enjoy music, games, and more during our annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House! Children and adults can participate in free crafts and activities, take to the Folger stage for spontaneous Shakespeare performances, and explore the Folger’s historic building. During the closing festivities, all are welcome to share birthday cake on the front lawn.


Sunday, April 22

Noon to 4:00 pm



Discover Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s Life

Listen: Songs Inspired by Shakespeare



Tales of Innocence

Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture


Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale offers a fascinating glimpse into childhood. Young Prince Mamillius, who haunts the play even after his death, provides a lens for exploring critical themes. The annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture by Sarah Beckwith deals with questions of initiation, inheritance, innocence, truth, and doubt.


Plus, view images from Folger Theatre’s 2009 production of The Winter’s Tale on Flickr.


Monday, April 16, 2012

7:30 pm



Get a Seat: Reserve Online

On Flickr: Images from The Winter’s Tale



A Trace of Shakespeare

In the News: Restored Scribble May be Shakespeare Signature


Could this be Shakespeare's signature? Probably not, but researchers are investigating when and how a mysterious signature on the title page of Archaionomia, a treatise on Anglo-Saxon law in the Folger collection, first appeared on the page's top border. Using multi-spectral imaging technology, the researchers are studying images not visible to the human eye to compare the signature to other known Shakespeare signatures—as well as those of well-known forgers.


For a detailed look at the digital imaging process, read the post by guest contributor Roger Easton of Rochester Institute of Technology on The Collation blog.


Blogworthy: Spectral Imaging of Shakespeare’s “Seventh Signature” 



[Editor’s Note: I would encourage readers to look at the “Spectral Imaging of Shakespeare’s “Seventh Signature” cited above. Further, at the SHAKSPER web site, in the Scholarly Resources, Pedagogy section, I discuss in my first Cook’s Tour how to access the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Digital Image Collection which contains William Lambarde’s Archaionomia, the work in which the signature is found. In addition to your being able to read the how-to instructions article online at, you can download a pdf version of it below. Once you have the Luna software installed, you are able to examine the page yourselves by continuing to zoom-in on the image. Actually, quite fun. –Hardy]


Cook’s Tour One:  Cook Tour One (116.13 kB)

From Shakespeare’s Sisters to Birthday Sonnets and the Making of Dictionaries


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.153  Thursday, 12 April 2012


From:        John F Andrews < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 17:20:13 -0600

Subject:    From Shakespeare’s Sisters to Birthday Sonnets and the Making of Dictionaries 



GEORGIANNA ZIEGLER & ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’

MONDAY, APRIL 16, at 8:00 p.m.  

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

No Admission Charge, but Reservations Requested


In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf lamented that if Shakespeare had “had a wonderfully gifted sister, called Judith,” she would never have been able to develop her talents and achieve success in the way her famous brother did. Perhaps so. But in Edward Rothstein’s enthusiastic February 24 New York Times review of “Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of English and European Writers, 1500-1700” (, an exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill that closes May 20, we learn that there were dozens of “women from Britain, France, and Italy, many of them celebrated in their own time,” whose brilliant careers prove that Ms. Woolf was unduly melancholy. The curator who organized this show is GEORGIANNA ZIEGLER, who oversees the Folger’s reference department and occupies a post that has been endowed by Louis B. Thalheimer. A former president of the Shakespeare Association of America, Dr. Ziegler spent a decade at the University of Pennsylvania’s renowned Furness Library before she moved to Washington in 1992. Her previous exhibitions have introduced viewers to “Shakespeare’s Unruly Women,” to “Elizabeth I, Then and Now,” to “Shakespeare for Children,” and to “Marketing Shakespeare: The Boydell Gallery (1789-1805) and Beyond.” Dr. Ziegler’s engaging conversation with the SHAKESPEARE GUILD’s John Andrews will be illustrated with portraits of notable female authors of the early-modern period and with images from many of their publications.   


Discount Tickets for CSC’s ‘DREAM’ Production


CLASSIC STAGE COMPAMY, 136 East 13th Street, Manhattan

Regularly $75 Tuesday-Thursday, $80 Friday-Sunday


Under the direction of Tony Speciale, the CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY is now presenting A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM in a production that stars Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci and features Jordan Dean, Nick Gehlfuss, David Greenspan, Halley Wegryn Gross, Anthony Heald, Erin Hill, Chad Lindsey, Taylor Mac, James Patrick Nelson, Steven Skybell, and Rob Yang. For details visit, and for the $49.50 discounted SHAKESPEARE GUILD price for tickets that are usually $75 on weekdays and $80 on weekends, proceed to and enter code MIDSGUILD. You may also take advantage of this special offer by visiting the Box Office at 136 East 13th Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues) or by calling either 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111. 


A Festive Shakespeare’s Birthday SONNET SLAM 

MONDAY, APRIL 23, Beginning at 1:00 p.m. 


Free and Open to the Public


WILLFUL PICTURES, an organization headed by Melinda Hall (a director, teacher, and filmmaker who is producing a documentary in which luminaries such as F. Murray Abraham, Robert Brustein, Stacy Keach, and Sir Ben Kingsley talk about how Shakespeare changed their lives), is presenting its second annual SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY SONNET SLAM at the beautiful Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Come rain or shine, 154 presenters will recite all 154 of the playwright’s immortal lyrics. For details, see    


SHAKESPEARE WEEK at New York Public Library


STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN BUILDING, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Free and Open to the Public


Jay Barksdale of the NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY has arranged an enticing assortment of activities for the week when Shakespeare’s birthday is traditionally celebrated. Among other things, there will be a master class for young actors, a display of Elizabethan maps and treasures such as the 1623 First Folio of the playwright’s dramatic works, some recitations by talented actors and actresses, and a series of orations and presentations by key writers and scholars. At 1:15 p.m. on Monday, April 23, for example, Robert Armitage (Humanities Bibliographer at the Library) will talk about Shakespeare: From Stratford-upon-Avon to the New York Public Library. At the same time on Tuesday, April 24, Margaret Mikesell Tabb (Professor of English at John Jay College, CUNY) will discuss Fathers and Sons in HAMLET. On Wednesday, April 25, Linda Neiberg (Graduate Center, CUNY) will explore ways of Marmorializing the Dead in ROMEO AND JULIET, OTHELLO, and THE WINTER’S TALE. On Thursday, April 26, Andras Kisery (City College of New York) will focus on Hamlet and the Ambassadors. And on Friday, April 27, Barry Nass (Hofstra University) will connect The Parable of the Good Samaritan and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. All of these events are free of charge and are open to the public. For additional information see              


JESSE SHEIDLOWER, Editor at Large for the OED     

TUESDAY, MAY 22, at 8:00 p.m.  

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

No Admission Charge, but Reservations Requested


JESSE SHEIDLOWER is President-Elect of the American Dialect Society and Editor at Large for the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary. He recently published a revised edition of The F-Word, his classic survey of an expletive that has become so mainstream in recent years that it has now lost much of its initial power to shock. Mr. Sheidlower has been a guest on such programs as 60 Minutes and Charlie Rose, and he was a prominent talking head in Robert MacNeil’s PBS series Do You Speak American? Mr. Sheidlower has written for The Atlantic, Esquire, Food & Wine, Harper’s, Lingua Franca, New York, The New York Times, and Playboy, and his website,, a trove of blogs and articles about virtually every aspect of our fascinating language. During a wide-ranging discussion with the SHAKESPEARE GUILD’s John Andrews, he’ll explore how dictionaries evolve with the times. Among other things, he’ll talk about changing attitudes to words that relate to sex, bodily functions, and other controversial topics. He and Mr. Andrews will also examine how today’s social norms have altered the way audiences respond to wordplay and innuendo that either offended or went unnoticed by Victorian readers, but which Shakespeare and his contemporaries considered pertinent and amusing.  


For more information about these and other programs, among them a new CENTENNIAL FRIDAYS series at the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe’s New Mexico Museum of Art, visit the website below and take a look at the Current Events page.


John F. Andrews

The Shakespeare Guild

5B Calle San Martin       

Santa Fe, NM 87506 

Phone 505 988 9560      

Notice Regarding New Variorum Shakespeare


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.152  Thursday, 12 April 2012


From:        Paul Werstine < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 12, 2012 11:16:54 AM EDT

Subject:     Notice Regarding New Variorum Shakespeare


A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare


The following editors of volumes in progress for A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare are seeking assistant editors:


Maurice Hunt, Baylor University: Cymbeline


Joseph Porter, Duke University: Othello


James Schiffer, SUNY New Paltz: Twelfth Night


William Proctor Williams, University of Akron: Titus Andronicus



The publisher of this series is the Modern Language Association of America. Title pages and prefaces scrupulously record the contributions of all who work on the volumes. Editorial principles are available at  Please contact Paul Werstine, co-general editor, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The latest published volumes in the series are The Winter’s Tale, edited by Robert Kean Turner and Virginia Westling Haas (2005), and The Comedy of Errors, edited by Standish Henning (2011). King Lear, edited by Richard Knowles, is at press.

Jeanne Roberts


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.151  Thursday, 12 April 2012

From:        Richard Waugaman < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 10, 2012 7:03:49 PM EDT

Subject:    Jeanne Roberts 


Jeanne A. Roberts (CC ‘04), a founder of the Cosmos Club Shakespeare Discussion Group and a former president of the Shakespeare Association of America, died April 3 at her home after a long battle with cancer.


A memorial service and reception will be held April 12, Thursday, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. N.W, just off Wisconsin Avenue.


Bill Day

Communications Officer

The Shakespeare Group

Orson Welles’s Shakespeare Films on the Big Screen This April in Basel


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.147  Wednesday, 4 April 2012


From:        Matthias Heim < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 4, 2012 8:02:30 AM EDT

Subject:    Orson Welles’s Shakespeare Films on the Big Screen This April in Basel


A small cinema in Switzerland, the Stadtkino Basel, is currently screening a retrospective of Orson Welles’ work, and they will screen all three of Welles’s adaptations of Shakespeare plays from 35mm-prints, (except Macbeth, which will use a 16mm print).


CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (FALSTAFF) will be shown on FRI 20.4 2012 15:15, MON 23.4 2012 21:00, and FRI 27.4 2012 20:00 (in English, with French subtitles)


MACBETH will be shown on MON  09.4 2012 15:15, WED 11.4 2012 21:00, and SUN 15.4 2012 13:00 (in English, with French and German subtitles)


THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO: THE MOOR OF VENICE will be shown on THU  05.4 2012 21:00, SUN  08.4 2012 13:30, and WED 18.4 2012 18:30 (in English, with French and German subtitles)


More information (in German) can be found here:


Out of these, Othello is of special interest, as it almost certainly will be the European cut that is screened, with Welles spoken opening titles (This is the version I’ve seen at the same cinema before, but they couldn’t confirm this). This version – unlike the American print – has no synch issues, nor does it suffer from the brutal cuts of the 1991 restoration that we all know from DVD.


Though there have been three DVD-releases of Chimes at Midnight over the last year (and a fourth, hopefully better, is forthcoming – as I understand – from Mr. Bongo Films), there hasn’t been a proper release since Studio Canal had to pull their excellent DVD from the market in 2005, and it is only rarely screened due to the complications over the rights. As far as I know, the film has only been screened three times over the last couple of years: at the Locarno Festival in 2005, (when the organisers had to secure special permission from Saltzman’s widow Adriana), from an archival DVD in Los Angeles in summer 2010, and last August at a special screening in London (where I missed it). Though there have been rumours that the legal situation is clearing itself – and the count of DVD releases seems to suggest this – this film remains a very rarely screened gem . . .  I hope the cinema won’t have to cancel the screening, I didn’t dare ask whether they secured the rights…





Matthias Heim


Faculté des lettres / Université de Neuchâtel

Institute of English Studies

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Internet Shakespeare Editions Update


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.143  Monday, 2 April 2012


From:        Michael Best < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Friday, 30 Mar 2012 09:52:42 -0700

Subject:     Internet Shakespeare Editions Update 


[Editor’s Notes: I have, with permission, edited the following from a Progress Report to the Editors of ISE editions from Michael Best, the Coordinating Editor, into an update of activities with the Internet Shakespeare Editions project: Disclaimer: I am a member of ISE Editorial Board and an editor, thanks to the ongoing patience of the Coordinating Editor. –Hardy M. Cook]



New Appointments


It has been our good fortune to make two important appointments:


1. Alex Huang has accepted the position of Performance Editor


Alex brings remarkable energy and experience to the position. You can see a fine example of his work, in association with Peter Donaldson, in Shakespeare Performance in Asia ( 


2. Janelle Jenstad has accepted the position of Assistant Coordinating Editor.


Janelle is Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, and has a great deal of experience both in Early Modern drama and Digital Humanities. Her project on the Map of Early Modern London ( is an immensely useful resource both for literary and historical studies, and she is currently embarking on an edition of The Merchant of Venice for the ISE.


Broadview Editions


David Bevington’s As You Like It is in print, and John Cox’s Julius Caesar well on the way. Congratulations to both, and thanks to David for the work he put into blazing a trail for the rest of us. Two plays are close to completion for final submission: Henry IV, Part One (Rosemary Gaby) and Twelfth Night (David Carnegie and Mark Houlahan). Two additional plays should be ready in a couple of months: Henry V (James Mardock) and The Tempest (Paul Yachnin and Brent Whitted).


Progress on Online Plays


A good many plays are adding incremental improvements, with several close to a stage where the editors will be submitting proposals to Broadview. Overall I see a strong momentum.


Two proposals for editions have been approved this last year:


1. The Merchant of Venice (Janelle Jenstad)

2. Henry IV, Part Two (Rosemary Gaby)


Two additional proposals, for Romeo and Juliet and Henry VIII, are currently under consideration.


Improvements on the Site


We have recently moved to a new, more powerful server. 


A number of technical developments are being experimented with, including the display of variants, animation of intransigent ambiguities, variant lineation between Q1 and F, and an “inclusive” text that displays all variants on a single interface.




Finally, I am pleased to announce that we have launched our “Making Waves Fundraising Campaign.” The aim is to raise an endowment of 1.5 million dollars to provide continuing stability in funding the site’s maintenance without relying on the vagaries of granting agencies. We are asking university libraries to become “Friends of the ISE” by contributing a membership fee; subscribing institutions gain some additional benefits—a “print” view of each page, and a pop-up citation for inclusion in research essays.


On the page “Why Participate?” you can download a letter to librarians and a brochure, both in PDF format.


Michael Best

Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions


Department of English, University of Victoria

Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada. 

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