Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 521. Wednesday, 1 Sept. 1993.
From: Fran Teague <
Date: Wednesday, 01 Sep 93 09:36:56 EDT
Subject: Karaoke Shakespeare
Recently, University of Georgia got a letter from James C. Wade III that might
amuse you. He says that he and his brother Stuart "have developed the world's
first Karaoke Shakespeare system"; "The plays available so far are _Julius
Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Some Like It Hot, and The Merry
Wives of Windsor._"
But wait--there's more! "Naturally, we are working at breakneck speed on all
the rest of Shakespeare's stuff, and plan to move on to other English Lit.
biggies as soon as we can. We have heard rumors that Mitsubishi is working on
a complete set of Karaoke Milton, so the competition is bound to heat up soon."
The letters includes blurbs from Harvard ("We had a blast!") and Oxford "We
can hardly wait for _Beowulf_!").
Who else has been approached? Did anyone get a demo tape? And why is this
missive dated August 23 and not April 1?