Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 323. Monday, 24 May 1993.
From: David Richman <
Date: Monday, 24 May 1993 15:43:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 4.0309 Rs: SHAKSPER's Uses
Comment: RE: SHK 4.0309 Rs: SHAKSPER's Uses
Let me add my voice to the chorus of praise for SHAKSPER and gratitude
to Hardy. For me, SHAKSPER always provides stimulating conversation, restoring
collegiality in an age of increasing depersonalization. More than occasionally,
I find the postings of professional interest. (To me, reviews and accounts
of performances are always interesting, though, like Steve Urkowitz, I
prefer those that incline to the generous, the gentle, the humble.) I have
not yet found an excuse for incivility, and one of the things I value about
SHAKSPER is its almost universal civility.
Don't limit the discussion to "central issues." What are the central issues
in Shakespeare studies? I suspect there will be as many answers to that
question as there are subscribers. The wide range of these discussions is
a virtue worth preserving.
Finally, of course, there is a special use of SHAKSPER for me, and for other
disabled users. It gives us information and opinion that is not readily
available in other venues. I, for one, am grateful to be kept abreast
of what so many fellow sojourners are thinking about.
As for Hardy's editorship, Thanks, Thanks, and ever thanks.
Certainly the editorship of SHAKSPER should garner as many kudos with the
deanly set as the editorship of any other publication. If you, Hardy, are
not getting appropriate professional credit for this, you should be--and I
will gladly write a persuasive letter.