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Qs: Hypertext and CDs; Burial Customs
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0275.  Saturday, 8 April 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Bradford Carpenter <
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        Date:   Friday, 7 Apr 1995 09:29:28 -0400
        Subj:   [Hypertext CD]
 
(2)     From:   Gloria R. Wilson <
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        Date:   Friday, 7 Apr 1995 12:12:22 CST6
        Subj:   Burial customs/Hamlet
 
 
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From:           Bradford Carpenter <
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Date:           Friday, 7 Apr 1995 09:29:28 -0400
Subject:        [Hypertext CD]
 
I have developed, with a partner, Walter Tyree, a multi-media, hypertext for
"Hamlet" on CD-ROM; the CD is Macintosh compatible and HyperCard based. Both
a colleague of mine here at Choate, and fellow list-server member, David Loeb
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of "Hamlet." We have found it to be a useful and successful tool in teaching
basic and advanced concepts of staging, directing, blocking, and performance
criticism. The CD also proves to be very useful with the weaker students who
struggle with the text sans the spectacle that should carry the language.
 
Keep in mind, the CD was created specifically for secondary school students,
though, in my mind, it would work well with any introductory Shakespeare
class that included "Hamlet" (could one not?) in its curriculum.
 
I would be happy to hear from any of you who would like to hear more about
the work and continue discussions about hypertext and its effect on pedagogy,
methodology, the teaching of Shakespeare, and other thoughts about how the
computer can be best used as a tool to educate.
 
Respectfully,
Bradford Carpenter
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford CT
English Department
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From:           Gloria R. Wilson <
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Date:           Friday, 7 Apr 1995 12:12:22 CST6
Subject:        Burial customs/Hamlet
 
Can anyone clarify the practice of digging up old graves to make new ones as
evidenced in the preparation of Ophelia's grave in Hamlet? I have done no
research on the subject, but have read somewhere that it was customary to do
this in London in Shakespeare's time due to the lack of Christian burial space
in churchyards.  My students questioned the apparent lack of respect for one's
ancestors, etc.
 
Thanks,
Gloria Wilson
 

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