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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0282.  Monday, 15 April 1996.

(1)     From:   Georgianna Ziegler <
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        Date:   Friday, 12 Apr 96 16:50:00 PDT
        Subj:   Shakespeare Birthday Lecture at Folger

(2)     From:   William Proctor Williams <
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        Date:   Saturday, 13 Apr 96 15:37 CDT
        Subj:   British Library

(3)     From:   Richard Abrams <
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        Date:   Monday, 15 Apr 96 09:07:12 EDT
        Subj:   Conference Announcement


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From:           Georgianna Ziegler <
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Date:           Friday, 12 Apr 96 16:50:00 PDT
Subject:        Shakespeare Birthday Lecture at Folger

You are cordially Invited to attend the Annual Shakespeare Birthday Lecture at
the Folger Shakespeare Library

Monday, 22 April 1996

8 PM in the Theatre

A.R. Braunmuller speaking on "Bearded Ladies in Shakespeare"

Professor Braunmuller is author of "George Peel" (1983), and "Natural Fictions:
George Chapman's Major Tragedies" (1992), and co-editor of "The Cambridge
Companion to English Renaissance Drama" (1990).  He teaches English at UCLA.

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From:           William Proctor Williams <
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Date:           Saturday, 13 Apr 96 15:37 CDT
Subject:        British Library

Since many of us have made use of the British Library, I thought this
announcement from the Regular Readers' Group might be of interest and perhaps a
number of you will wish to respond to the call for action.

William Proctor Williams,
North American Representative of the RRG

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        ACT IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS TO SAVE THE ROUND READING ROOM

While the British Library management makes swingeing cuts (250 jobs lost,
acquisitions and conservation budgets slashed) to finance its move to St.
Pancras, the British Museum is this month seeking planning permission and
listed building consent to vandalise the Round Reading Room when, and if, the
BL finally leaves.

Contrary to its stated policy over many years, the BM is preparing to sacrifice
its commitment to keeping the Round Reading Room as a library and work place
for scholars.  Such a commitment is now deemed to be inconvenient to the
realisation of the "Great Court Scheme" in which the RRRis redefined as
circulation space, with information terminals and, as one BM spokesman
memorably reported, "a place for schoolchildren to eat their sandwiches."  The
"library" element is restricted to a small sector, surrounded by a low glass
wall, providing passing tourists with a glimpse of how things used to be.
Surrounding the RRR will be a high concourse with shops and cafes.  The famous
"Iron Stacks" are to be removed.  The desks, integral to the original design,
will have to largely removed.  Many details will be altered, despite Grade One
status for the entire building.

We believe that this project, for which the BM has 30m pounds promised from the
lottery but needs to raise 70m more, is an unworthy project for the millenium.

To object to the application for planning permission and listed building
consent to dramatically alter this Grade One Listed Building, it is IMPORTANT
that YOU write IMMEDIATELY to:

The Director of the Environment, London Borough of Camden, Town Hall, Argyle
Street, London WC1H 8EQ  (Reference: Application N14/16/B P9600014/L9600015)
Fax:071 860 5713

British Library Regular Readers' Group, 46 Great Russell Street, London WC14
3PA  Telephone 071 631-4220  Fax 071 436-6544

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From:           Richard Abrams <
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Date:           Monday, 15 Apr 96 09:07:12 EDT
Subject:        Conference Announcement

           A Conference on W.S.'s Elegy for William Peter

April 26, Friday, Portland Maine
7 p.m. Portland Museum of Art
sponsored by the University of Southern Maine

First public performance of the Elegy: A Dramatic Recitation
   for Four Voices, scored and directed by Rick Abrams

To be followed by lectures and discussion
   Donald Foster, Vassar College, "W.S[hakespeare]'s `Best-
   Speaking Witnesses': The Attribution of the Funeral Elegy"

   Richard Abrams, University of Southern Maine, "Shakespeare
   Unmasked: The Significance of the Funeral Elegy"

Limited seating; reservations required; gratis For reservations and directions,
please phone (by April 22, Monday) 207-780-4542, during business hours.
Indicate your status as a visiting scholar.  For further information and
problem resolution, please call Rick Abrams at 207-772-6990.
 

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