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Re: Shakespeare and Media
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0998.  Sunday, 12 December 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
        Date:   Thursday, 08 Dec 1994 22:36:57 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   [Video]
 
(2)     From:   Cary Mazer <
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        Date:   Friday, 9 Dec 1994 08:47:35 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0989  Re: Shakespeare's Voices
 
(3)     From:   Jung Jimmy <
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        Date:   Friday, 09 Dec 94 19:48:00 PST
        Subj:   Shakespeare as Multimedia
 
(4)     From:   Holger Klein <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 29 Nov 1994 11:45:40 +0100
        Subj:   [Shakespeare Yearbook]
 
 
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David Levine says, "Unfortunately, you can't play the videotapes sold in the UK
(at excellent prices) on our equipment."
 
There seems to be a new system available, marked U perhaps?  I watched a
friend's videotapes purchased in the UK and they played fine on my system.
 
Does anyone know any more about such tapes?
 
Bernice
 
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Date:           Friday, 9 Dec 1994 08:47:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0989  Re: Shakespeare's Voices
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0989  Re: Shakespeare's Voices
 
For Stephen Schultz,
 
The Argo recording, "Great Actors of the Past," has both of Henry Irving's
recordings.  According to the liner notes, they were made on wax cylinders by
H. M. Stanley (as in Stanley and Livingston), who had received a recording
machine as a wedding present from Edison's London agent in 1890.  Stanley's son
gave the cylinders of recordings that Stanley had made of his many celebrity
friends to the BBC in 1937.  The sound quality of Wolsey's Farewell is quite
decent, but the performance (to modern ears, at least) sounds like something
out of the Goon Show. The opening soliloquy from Richard III is in much worse
shape:  the first thirteen lines are very scratchy, and the remaining ten lines
on the short excerpt, rescued by 1970s technology, are almost completely
indecypherable.  But (is it only my imagination?) something quite extraordinary
seems to be happening in the speech, justifying much of what was said about
Irving's diabolical magnetism.
 
Cary M. Mazer
 
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From:           Jung Jimmy <
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Date:           Friday, 09 Dec 94 19:48:00 PST
Subject:        Shakespeare as Multimedia
 
As both an engineer and Shakespeare fan, I've been following the discussions
about the availability of computerized Shakespeare resources with interest.
However, on deeper reflection I am beginning to wonder what value the
multimedia depiction of the plays provides.  While computers and communications
provide an obvious benefit by allowing for forums like this one.  What in
particular would a teacher, (or anyone I suppose) derive from some of the
multimedia versions.  I know I am phrasing this poorly, but it seems like
multimedia versions only provide a "slicker" presentation of the material.
What do multimedia, or what should multimedia presentations do that actually
enhance the education process?
 
I'm sorry, its late on Friday and I really ought to be anywhere else, but
suddenly it seemed important.   jimmy jung
 
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From:           Holger Klein <
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Date:           Tuesday, 29 Nov 1994 11:45:40 +0100
Subject:        [Shakespeare Yearbook]
 
Beginning with Vol. 4 (1993), the Shakespeare Yearbook published by Edwin
Mellen Press has been edited by Holger Klein (Salzburg), with Nicholas Radel
(Furman) as Reviews Editor, and with different co-editors for individual
volumes. Vol. 4 The Opera and Shakespeare has appeared, Vol. 5 Shakespeare and
France is being sent to the publishers.
 
Vol. 6 (1995) is devoted to "Shakespeare, the Tudor Myth, and Modern
Historiography", co-edited by Rowland Wymer (Hull). Contributions of up to 25
pages including notes are being invited (deadline April/May 1995) on any aspect
relating to the History Plays (mainly Shakespeare's, but not excluding those by
others in his time), contemporary and/or modern historical works, etc.
 
Please contact the General Editor, Professor H.M. Klein, Institut Anglistik und
Amerikanistik, Universit=E4t Salzburg, Akademiestr. 24, A-5020 Salzburg, Fax
Nr. +43-662-8044-613, E-Mail: 
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