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Re: Web Sites; Recordings; Fonts
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0444.  Saturday, 3 June 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Luc Borot <
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        Date:   Friday, 2 Jun 95 21:30:39 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0436  Q: Web Sites
 
(2)     From:   Gail Burns <
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        Date:   Friday, 2 Jun 1995 19:42:52 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0440 Recordings
 
(3)     From:   Steve Urkowitz <SURCC@CUNYVM>
        Date:   Friday, 02 Jun 95 22:33:20 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0440  Fonts
 
 
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From:           Luc Borot <
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Date:           Friday, 2 Jun 95 21:30:39 +0200
Subject: 6.0436  Q: Web Sites
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0436  Q: Web Sites
 
You can also visit the home page of the CERRA and Cahiers Elisabethains at
 
http://serinf2.univ-montp3.fr
 
Report and criticise. Thank you
 
Luc Borot
 
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From:           Gail Burns <
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Date:           Friday, 2 Jun 1995 19:42:52 -0400
Subject: 6.0440 Recordings
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0440 Recordings
 
John Owen remarks that he has had trouble finding these recordings save at
libraries.  That is exactly where I have been able to BUY, usually for 25 cents
to $2 per album, these recordings.  Many of our local public libraries have
switched from LPs to casettes and CDs exclusively and have sold off their LP
collections at their annual Book Sales - usually with some publicity.
 
I acquired about 15 of the Caedmon Shakespeare series, including the Burton
"Coriolanus" and the Hordern "Titus Andronicus", along with other recorded
theatrical performances as diverse as Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman";
Peter Weiss' "Marat/Sade" (directed by Peter Brook); Howard Sackler's "The
Great White Hope"; and Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie".  I also have
The Marlowe Society's "Richard II" and an argo recording of Malory's "Le Morte
D'Arthur"
 
All of these records are in nearly new condition (even if their boxes are a
little the worse for the wear) because recorded theatrical performances just
aren't checked out that often.
 
I am sure that New England is not the only place where LPs are selling cheap
and libraries are making the change to newer technology.  I would suggest, as
the warm months bring "Tag Sale Season" to us, that you paw through those boxes
of LPs that inevitably turn up at any good garage sale!
 
Gail Burns

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From:           Steve Urkowitz <SURCC@CUNYVM>
Date:           Friday, 02 Jun 95 22:33:20 EDT
Subject: 6.0440  Fonts
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0440  Fonts
 
Re:  SHAKESPEARE FONT
 
Anyone delving into the mysteries of Shakespearean period typefonts should
consult and giggle over Randall McLeod's (a.k.a. Random Cloud's) Shakespeare
Quarterly essay "The Marriage of Good and Bad Quartos."  Perhaps more important
is his "Spellbound" in G.B.Shand and Raymond C. Shady, PLAY-TEXTS IN OLD
SPELLING (New York: AMS Press, 1984), 81-97.  He shows how the odd shapes of
individual types -- letters and ligatures -- and other unthought of
practicalities often shaped the spellings that we are so antiquarianly fond of
sometimes.  F'rinstance, the "th" ligature at the end of a word like "drinketh"
may have been put in to stretch out the types in a prose line where the
printer's copy reads "drinkes."   And the Drinketh would still be pronounced as
"drinks."   Oh, joy.  There are a lot of puzzles back there in the wilderness
we call the past.
                                          Thteve Urkowith
 

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