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Re: SHAKSPER FAQ
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 699.  Monday, 1 November 1993.
 
(1)     From:   William Godshalk <
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        Date:   Sunday, 31 Oct 1993 17:02:10 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0693  Re: SHAKSPER FAQ
 
(2)     From:   Grover Smittle <
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        Date:   Monday, 01 Nov 93 08:20:02 CST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0692  Q: A SHAKSPER FAQ
 
(3)     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Monday, November 1, 1993
        Subj:   A SHAKSPER FAQ
 
 
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From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Sunday, 31 Oct 1993 17:02:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 4.0693  Re: SHAKSPER FAQ
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0693  Re: SHAKSPER FAQ
 
Hardy, Michael, et al.,
 
I was thinking about 30 minutes ago that a team of scholars ought to redo
Chambers's WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: A STUDY OF FACTS AND PROBLEMS (1930). If we all
were going to construct a(n) FAQ, perhaps we should think about going whole
hog. Just a Sunday afternoon thought. I'm rereading R2, and thinking about
symphonic imagery.
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           Grover Smittle <
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Date:           Monday, 01 Nov 93 08:20:02 CST
Subject: 4.0692  Q: A SHAKSPER FAQ
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0692  Q: A SHAKSPER FAQ
 
I, for one, would welcome a Shaksper FAQ. Having just signed on, I've no
idea what subjects have been covered in detail in the past. I've also no
desire to re-invent the wheel if unnecessary.
 
g.
 
[See below for an explanation of how you can identify those subjects.  --HMC]
 
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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Monday, November 1, 1993
Subject:        A SHAKSPER FAQ
 
My thoughts about a SHAKSPER FAQ are very mixed.
 
One part of me feels that such a FAQ is not necessary and is perhaps contrary
to the way I envision this conference as operating.  Let me explain.  SHAKSPER
is a rapidly growing conference: when I took over in May of 1992 there were
some 240 members, now we are approaching 430.  New members mean new ideas.  My
experience has been that when a subject is brought up after its initial
appearance that it often is discussed from a different perspective both by new
members and by those who have subscribed for some time now.  Further, it seems
to me that our interests in and thoughts about this body of works are dynamic.
I just do not believe that much of what we discuss here can be definitively
fixed and stabilized nor that our thinking about these topics remains constant
-- one of the reasons that a forum such as this one can be so exciting.
 
Previous discussions can be retreived from the FileServer by ordering the
particular monthly logs of interest.  The Discussion Indexes that are part of
everyone's New Member Package (and that are also available on the FileServer)
can be used to identify what has been discussed and to locate the monthly log
in which a specific digests can be found.  In addition, the gopher server at
the University of Toronto contains all of the SHAKSPER monthly logs and has an
interface that enables searching of a log.
 
On the other hand, I would be more than willing to create a FAQ section in
the FileServer and would make available any FAQ files that members would like
to put together in this section.
 
Bill Godshalk's suggestion above surely goes beyond what I understand FAQ files
to be.  Using the SHAKSPER FileServer as a place to house an electronic facts
and problems file or collection of files is just the kind of creative use of
the conference that I wish to encourage.
 
Any volunteers?
 

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