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Home :: Archive :: 1996 :: June ::
Online: King Lear Facsimiles; Richard III
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0429.  Saturday, 8 June 1996.

(1)     From:   James P. Saeger <
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        Date:   Friday, 7 Jun 1996 14:20:57 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   King Lear Facsimiles Online

(2)     From:   Randal Putnam <
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        Date:   Friday, 07 Jun 96 22:03:34 EDT
        Subj:   Richard III for Cyberspace


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From:           James P. Saeger <
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Date:           Friday, 7 Jun 1996 14:20:57 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        King Lear Facsimiles Online

SHAKSPEReans,

I'm pleased to announce the availability on the WWW of two full-color facsimile
texts of *King Lear*: the second quarto and the first folio editions.

The facsimiles were created from copies in the University of Pennsylvania's
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library.  (As many of you will know, Mr. Furness
was a Philadelphia lawyer and book collector as well as one of the original
editors of the Variorum Shakespeare.)

The two facsimiles can be accessed through the Penn Library Center for
Electronic Text & Image (CETI).  The URL for the Center's homepage is

     http://www.library.upenn.edu/etext/

     (to find the Shakespearean texts, follow the link to
     the "Electronic Bookshelf")

I recommend interested browsers to use a computer with a fast internet
connection (hardwired/ethernet) and a color monitor with a resolution of at
least 1024x768 pixels.  (For Windows users this means any SVGA monitor; for Mac
users this mean a 17" or larger monitor).

These texts are part of several pilot projects we have done at the Center to
experiment with the online presentation of rare books and other library
materials.

We would very much like any comments and reactions to these two texts; please
send them either to me (
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of Special Collections (
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James P. Saeger
Project Coordinator, CETI

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From:           Randal Putnam <
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Date:           Friday, 07 Jun 96 22:03:34 EDT
Subject:        Richard III for Cyberspace

Greetings

Perhaps this would be best under the "parodies" discussion, but I've just ran
across a web site at  www.ashakespeare.com that on June 25, 1996 is going to
feature a performance of RIII.

The premise is that space aliens commanded the director Phillippe Mora to do
this or the earth would be destroyed. The producers are combining Hollywood
film and New York stage talent.

I'll leave the rest to your better judgments.

The Reduced Shakespeare web site has also moved to:
    www.actwin.com/REDUCED

Enjoy <RP>
 

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