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*Skinhead Hamlet*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0051.  Friday, 21 January 1994.
 
From:           Daniel Traister <
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Date:           Thursday, 20 Jan 94 10:18:13 EST
Subject:        Forwarding an item re *Hamlet*
 
I am forwarding the following message about a version of *Hamlet* originally
posted on ExLibris, the rare book and manuscript librarians' bulletin board, by
Peter Graham (a Sidney scholar who is also Big in Systems at the Rutgers
library and the Lord High Executioner of ExLibris itself).  It will surely
interest SHAKSPER readers.
 
Forwarded message:
Posted-Date:         Wed, 19 Jan 1994 23:50:54 EST
From: Peter Graham <
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Subject:      Skinhead Hamlet
 
A "Skinhead Hamlet" is available via ftp to you if you want.  It is about 8
screens long, contains language some adults might find unacceptable, and is
funny.  Following is the URL to the file which I've placed on my machine
(presently spinning merrily for a day on its own as Rutgers is closed Thurs-
day due to weather and energy emergencies; in fact I should have shut it off
when I left):
 
ftp://aultnis.rutgers.edu/.pub/texts/hamlet
 
  (or)
 
ftp://128.6.54.10/.pub/texts/hamlet
 
Peter Graham   
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    Rutgers University Libraries
169 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08903 (908)932-5908; fax (908)932-5888
 
* * * * *
 
Sight unseen, I have already figured out the plot's premise, and it sounds
to me like a must read:  Hamlet, star of the Wittenberg tract team, is
brutally assaulted by a crowd of tonsured "skinheads," &c.
 
Since I either cannot or do not know how to ftp, I have written Peter for
instructions and will either send them OR the text itself to SHAKSPER when
he replies, sometime during this cold and dreary day here in the geolog-
ically stable east, site of the Great Reading (PA) Earthquake of January
15, 1994 (4.5 on the Richter scale in case you missed it while the news
focussed on the two-days-later Other One).
 
                        Dan Traister
                        Special Collections
                        Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
                        University of Pennsylvania
                        Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
                        215 898 7088
                        215 898 0559 (fax)
                        
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[I have gotten the file by ftp and added it to the SHAKSPER Filserver as
SKINHEAD HAMLET.  WARNING: the vocabulary is dominated by the proverbial
four-letter word.  If you would like a copy of SKINHEAD HAMLET, send this
one-line e-mail message GET SKINHEAD HAMLET SHAKSPER to LISTSERVer:
LISTSERV@UTORONTO.BITNET.   --HMC]
 

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