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Shakespearean Authorship; Q: WordCruncher
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 183.  Monday, 27 July 1992.
 
 
(1)	From: 	John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
	Date: 	Monday, July 27, 1992, 11:52 EST
	Subj: 	Shakespearean Authorship
 
(2)	From: 	Michael Friedman <
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	Date: 	Monday, July 27, 1992, 13:49:17 -0400 (EDT)
	Subj:	[WordCruncher]
 
 
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From: 		John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
Date: 		Monday, July 27, 1992, 11:52 EST
Subject: 	Shakespearean Authorship
 
I just received an advertisement through the (postal) mail about a teleconfer-
ence to be hosted by William Buckley on September 17, 1992.  The conference is
to take up the question of Shakespearean authorship.  Panelists include Charles
Vere (anybody recognize the last name?!), Tom Bethell (author of last October's
*Atlantic Monthly* cover article), David Bevington (does he need an introduc-
tion), Warren Hope (author of *The Shakespeare Controversy*), and Felicia Lon-
dre (Curators Professor of Theater at the University of Missouri-Kansas City).
 
The conference is a money-maker.  Institutional registration is $450.  Taping
rights are additional.
 
For what it's worth.
 
Cheers,  John Cox
COX@HOPE
 
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From: 		Michael Friedman <
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Date: 		Monday, July 27, 1992, 13:49:17 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:	[WordCruncher]
 
Recently, the Learning Resources Center here at the University of Scranton
asked me if there was any Shakespeare-related software that I would be
interested in having them order for me.  Having heard the name WordCruncher
tossed around on SHAKSPER, I was eventually able to get an address and
telephone number from Nick Ranson circa 1991 (778 South 400 East, Orem, Utah
84058 (801) 226-0616), but the secretary at the LRC informs me that the company
in question (Electronic Text Corporation) disavows any knowledge of the program,
and letters mailed to the address have gone unanswered.
 
Does anyone out there know how one might order Wordcruncher these days? Or is
it now unavailable?  If so, can anyone recommend a different program that
performs essentially the same functions and provide me with information on how
to order it?
 
							Michael Friedman
							Friedman@Scranton
 
[WordCruncher is now distributed by Johnston & Company, P.O. Box 446,
American Fork, UT 84003.  Voice (801) 756-1111; Fax (801) 756-0242.  In
addition to WordCruncher, you'll also want to order the Riverside
Shakespeare to have something to crunch.  The commercial alternative
to WordCruncher is Oxford University Computing Service's Micro-OCP,
which you'll want to order with the Electronic Edition of the Oxford
Shakespeare.  The non-commercial alternative is TACT, available by
anonymous FTP from the University of Toronto; you must for the time
being, however, supply your own texts for analysis.       --hmc]
 

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