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Q: UVa Electronic Text Center
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 159.  Thursday, 11 March 1993.
 
From:           John Gouws <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Mar 1993 06:40:59 +0200 (EET)
Subject: 4.0156  Various Responses
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0156  Various Responses
 
Ben Schneider writes:
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> From:           Ben Ross Schneider <
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> Date:           Wednesday, 10 Mar 1993 12:26:29 -0600 (CST)
> Subject:        Various responses
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>     You ask (7 Mar)  "has any scholar speculated very carefully about which of
> the various actors acted the various parts":  I just found this item in a list
> of books by Columbia PhD's:  T. J. King.  *Casting in Shakespeare's plays:
> London Actors and their Roles, 1590-1642*.  Cambridge UP 1991.  From 1660-1800
> the record of casting (and much more) on the London Sage has been published in
> 11 volumes.  During the 70's this record was computerized here (Lawrence
> University), and the resulting data base is now searching for a home where
> someone will maintain it and make it available to scholars in theatre history
> or whatever.  It seems likely right now that the Electronic Text Center at
> University of Virginia will provide this home.
>
Is the existence of the Electronic Text Center at the University of
Virginia generally known?  What facilities does it offer?  Until now I
had thought that the only place for lodging texts and text-bases was the
Oxford Text Archive (about which I do have information should anyone
want it).
 
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