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Re: *Macbeth* on CD-ROM
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0995.  Friday, 9 December 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Dec 1994 16:08:47 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0991 Re: *Macbeth*
 
(2)     From:   Michael E. Cohen <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Dec 1994 14:04:50 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0991 (*Macbeth* CD)
 
(3)     From:   Matthew Henerson <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Dec 1994 14:52:51 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0991  Re: *Macbeth*
 
 
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From:           Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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Date:           Thursday, 8 Dec 1994 16:08:47 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0991 Re: *Macbeth*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0991 Re: *Macbeth*
 
Dear Christine, The CD-ROM of MACBETH that you're looking for is distributed,
apparently, by VOYAGER. Their color blurb lists the telephone as 1-800-446-2001
/ 1-914-591-5500; or e-mail >
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address in the blurb. I've ordered this CD-ROM but haven't yet had time to
watch it. Ken Rothwell
 
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From:           Michael E. Cohen <
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Date:           Thursday, 8 Dec 1994 14:04:50 -0800
Subject: 5.0991 (*Macbeth* CD)
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0991 (*Macbeth* CD)
 
Christine Mack Gordon asked about the "A. C. Braunmuller" CD-ROM of _Macbeth_
in SHK 5.0991.
 
As the producer of the CD, I can provide some useful information; since I no
longer work for the publisher and have no financial stake in the matter, I hope
the members of this list will accept the following as simply informative and
not as a commercial announcement.
 
More info about it:
 
The editor is A.R. Braunmuller (who based the CD text on his New Cambridge
edition), with an introduction and commentaries by his UCLA colleague David S.
Rodes. The audio performance is the Trevor Nunn RSC production of 1976,
starring Ian McKellen and Judi Dench; it is synchronized to the text so that
clicking on any line will start the performance playing from that point.
Originally, the CD was to include the video of this performance (my personal
copy still has it) but a rights conflict between Voyager and the RSC lead to
its replacement with the audio track (the packaging still has copy that refers
to the video performance). The CD also contains about 30 minutes of video clips
from Kurosawa's _Throne of Blood_, Polanski's _Macbeth_, and Orson Welles'
_Macbeth_. The professional actors involved in the karaoke section are Lisa
Harrow and Robert Thaler. It is a Macintosh-only CD and I have no information
about whether Voyager intends a Windows version anytime soon (it would NOT be
an easy thing to do).
 
How to get it:
 
The Macbeth CD is published by the Voyager Company (New York) and they have a
toll-free order number (800 446-2001). It retails for under $50 (US). I have
seen it for sale at the Borders bookstore in Westwood (Los Angeles), as well as
the UCLA student bookstore.
 
If you want to know any more about it, feel free to contact me directly.
 
Michael E. Cohen
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From:           Matthew Henerson <
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Date:           Thursday, 8 Dec 1994 14:52:51 -0500
Subject: 5.0991  Re: *Macbeth*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0991  Re: *Macbeth*
 
For Christine Mack Gordon:
 
The *Macbeth* CD-ROM is available in large bookstores.  I've seen it in a Los
Angeles Borders (The store in Westwood), and I believe Brad Berens mentioned
seeing it at Cody's in Brekeley.  (Brad, correct me if I'm wrong.)  Both of
these stores mail order, so it shouldn't be too hard to get your hands on a
copy.
 
Sincerely,
Matt.
 

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