Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0077. Monday, 31 January 1994.
From: David Reifsnyder <
Date: Sunday, 30 Jan 1994 10:01:07 -0700 (MST)
Subject: New Journal
PUBLICATION PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST ONLINE THEATRE JOURNAL
Boulder, CO USA -- Publication plans were announced today for the first
theatre journal to be completely assembled and delivered electronically.
The new quarterly will be called THEATRE.PERSPECTIVES.INTERNATIONAL, and
will provide international theatre scholars and practitioners with a
source of information on theatre history, theory, criticism, and
dramaturgy that can be accessed by computer with the ease and economy of
a simple telephone call. With a few computer keystrokes, T.P.I will be
available for downloading onto computer storage media for archiving, for
transfer directly into other documents, or for printing.
The unique advantages of the electronic medium will allow for fast and
simple article submission procedures, and it is anticipated that when
immediacy of access is combined with the international scope of
communications already extant through Internet, T.P.I will be able to
provide a source of reviews of worldwide theatre productions that will be
unmatched for timeliness. T.P.I will be a juried publication aiming for
the highest standards of academic quality.
THEATRE.PERSPECTIVES.INTERNATIONAL will be edited by two doctoral
students at the University of Colorado - Boulder. David Reifsnyder holds
an M.A. in theatre from Penn State University with a B.A. from Wheaton
College. He has experience as an actor, director and professional company
manager with an academic specialization in dramatic theory and criticism. E.
James Zeiger is a member of Actors' Equity Association who has extensive
production experience as an actor, director, stage-manager, and
designer. His academic specialty is American theatre history. Mr.
Zeiger holds an M.A. in theatre from the University of Colorado with a
B.A. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
The Board of Advisors of THEATRE.PERSPECTIVES.INTERNATIONAL is
chaired by Dr. James Symons, currently chair of the Department of
Theatre and Dance at the University of Colorado - Boulder and past president
of ATHE. The advisory committee will also include Dr. Carole Brandt, chair
of the Department of Theatre at Penn State University and current president
of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and Richard Devin, the
producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Fesitval.
Margery Fernald, a practicing attorney who is also a doctoral candidate
in theatre at C.U. will serve as legal counsel. Richard Rinkelstein, a
well-known set designer, will be the publisher of T.P.I and will make the
journal available to readers via the facilities of his computer bulletin
board service, THEATRELYNX. THEATRELYNX has served the theatre community
on an ever-expanding basis since October of 1991. Mr. Finkelstein will
be responsible for all technical matters related to the electronic
assembly and distribution of the journal.
In addition to the journal itself, the editors of T.P.I will assemble
a database of performance reviews from around the world that will afford
readers instant access to information about productions they may be
researching or planning to attend. Those reviews judged to meet the highest
academic and schloarly standards will be featured in subsequent issues of
T.P.I. An e-mailbox will also be established within THEATRELYNX to
facilitate communications with the staff of T.P.I.
The inaugural edition of THEATRE.PERSPECTIVES.INTERNATIONAL is planned
for release on March 31, 1994 with the second issue to be dated June 30.
See the following statement of editorial purpose for further information
regarding submissions. The publication's initial call for papers will be
issued later this month.
Statement of Editorial Purpose and Requirements for Submission
EDITORIAL PURPOSE: To provide international theatre scholars and
practitioners with a quarterly journal devoted to history, theory,
criticism, reviews and dramaturgy that takes advantage of the immediacy
of assembly and economy of delivery made possible by computer
technology. The journal will contain articles of high academic quality
usually focussing upon a central theme or related group of topics. The
journal's secondary purposes include functioning as a central electronic
source for dramaturgical and bibliographic information and for timely
reviews of international theatrical productions.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Editorials, bibliographies, play reviews, interviews,
and transcriptions of discussions conducted using the unique capabilities
of a worldwide computer network. The scope of subject matter to be kept
as open-ended as possible so as to embrace adjacent areas of interest
when appropriate, including discussions of the entire range of theatrical
praxis, i.e. acting/directing methodology and design theory and criticism.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Theatre scholars and professional practitioners
SUBMISSIONS: Articles may only be submitted as eletronic text, using one of
1. Upload via the THEATRELYNX BBS at the University of Colorado -
Boulder (303-492-4782) after January 24, 1994. New Users wishing
information may log in with the command <tpi> or may follow the
instructions to become a regular user of THEATRELYNX. Initial questions
should be directed to the sysop, Richard Finkelstein.
2. Upload via e-mail to the editors: David Reifsnyder
) or Jim Zeiger (
This option is currently online and operating.
3. Mail submissions on floppy disc (any format, Mac or PC):
Department of Theatre and Dance
Campus Box 261
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0261 USA
Floppy discs will not be returned.
SUBSCRIPTIONS: Free of charge. Available by download through
THEATRELYNX. Technical questions should be directed to the sysop,
Richard Finkelstein. Delivery via telnet and gopher systems is
expected to be available shortly.
STYLE REQUIREMENTS: Articles should conform to the standards established
by the Modern Language Association Handbook for Writers of Research
Papers using parenthetical notation with an accompanying Works Cited, or
endnotes with the note references enclosed in parenthesis. Due to the
unique requirements of the electronic medium, footnotes will not be
accepted. Preferred upload format is ASCII, but any Mac or PC format may