Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 951. Thursday, 16 December 1993.
From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, December 16, 1993
Subject:        SPINOFF BIBLIO and CHARACTR BIBLIO Updated
In my quest to find other things to do than grade papers, I have as
promised updated the SPINOFF BIBLIO and the CHARACTR BIBLIO files on
the SHAKSPER FileServer.  (Incidentially, thanks to all who responded
to my plea of yesterday.  Between revising my SHAKSPER Awaits YOU! form
letter, mailing it to the twenty or so people who have inquired about
SHAKSPER since December 1, and updating the two files, I've managed to
spend four hours away from my papers.)
I included in the appropriate file the spinoff suggestions that were made
during this round of that discussion and added a few I've meant to include,
such as Thurber's "The Macbeth Murder Mystery" and Asimov's "The Immortal
Bard."  Both of these and many more amusing Shakespeare-related pieces can be
found in Marilyn Schoenbaum's *A Shakespeare Merriment: An Anthology of
Shakespearean Humor* (New York: Garland, 1988).  It was I who suggested she
include the Asimov short story, in which an English professor learns from a
colleague in the Physics Department at a Christmas party that the physicist had
brought Shakespeare back to the present.  Upon learning that there were
actually courses in universities in which his works were taught, he enrolled
the the English professor's Shakespeare class.  You can guess the rest -- the
English teacher flunked him.
To retrieve the two updated files from the SHAKSPER Fileserver, send the
following e-mail message (without a subject line) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
If anyone notices errors, can provide further information, or can identify
under what play the entries I have placed in a Miscellaneous category in
the SPINOFF BIBLIO file belong, please send me a private message and I'll
make the corrections.
Hardy M. Cook
Editor of SHAKSPER

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