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Interactive *Hamlet*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0899.  Monday, 7 November 1994.
 
From:           Stuart Rice <
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Date:           Saturday, 05 Nov 1994 20:41:46 EST
Subject:        Interactive Hamlet
 
Fellow SHAKSPERians,
 
I am currently in the process of producing a Macintosh-based, multi-media
student resource to Shakespeare's HAMLET.  This program is meant for the high
school level, and contains the following features as of now:
 
                1)TEXTS:
                  a) Modern Editor (based on Cambridge school)
                  b) Quarto 1 & 2
                  c) Folio
                  d) Translation into Modern English
 
The program give the student the access to review both the re- typed versions
of these texts, as well as scanned images of the entire quarto and folio
versions, so that they can have a sense of what the original text looked like
and their various differences.  The translation was done by myself, and renders
the text into modern English.
 
                2)MEDIA
                  a) Video access to Zefferili, Olivier, and a high
                     school production done at Phillips Andover Acaemy
                  b) Audio access to versions of Hamlet: the BBC tapes
                     and actor readings of Q1,Q2, and Folio
 
The program allows students to watch video clips of the scenes from the above
mentioned versions. It also allows students to hear the plays, performed by
actors, all versions.
 
                3)BACKGROUND
 
This sections is currently under development.  It will contain information on
Shakespeare's life, critical interpretations of Hamlet, information on the
period, etc.
 
The question I pose to my SHAKSPER peers is this:  What do you think is
valuable, and would anyone out there be willing to test this program.  It is
hoped that I can have this done by March 1995, so any comments at this point
would be appreciated, as well as material for inclusion.
 
Thank you,
Stuart Rice

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