Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 117. Wednesday, 3 June 1992.
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 1992, 10:15:34 -0400
Subject: Query about *Shakespeare Bulletin*
Any chance of *Shakespeare Bulletin*, or any other Shakespeare journal,
becoming available electronically? Being blind, I relish the increasing
availability of electronic texts, since such texts give me and other print-
handicapped individuals far greater independence than we have heretofore
enjoyed. I address this query to the editors of *Shakespeare Bulletin*,
but also to other SHAKSPEReans who may be aware of the availability of
additional electronic information. Should *Shakespeare Bulletin* not
contemplate an electronic edition, I should like to learn how to acquire
a subscription to the inkprint edition.
On another matter, I was heartened to read Steve Urkowitz's and Michael
Dobson's reservations about the film version of *Henry V*. I had been
dismayed by the reverence that the film seemed to have been eliciting.
The play, as I read it, brings heroism and doubt into disturbing
juxtaposition. For me, the film stirs the bloodlusts with too little
reservation. In a Shakespeare class I taught this spring, students read
substantial passages from the play--including the entire fourth act. We
made no attempt to stage these scenes. We simply read the words aloud,
striving for clarity and conviction. The act of reading generated a
stimulating and heated discussion--one of the best conversations about
this play in which I have ever taken part. Does the film elicit
discussion of like complexity?
University of New Hampshire