The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1191. Friday, 21 November 1997.
Date: Thursday, 20 Nov 1997 18:38:06 -0500
Subject: The Shakespeare Magazine Mystery
The editors of Shakespeare magazine have been frantically trying to find
out why some subscribers haven't received the Fall 1997 Macbeth issue
yet. All of the magazines were sent out on October 23 from Oklahoma
City, but apparently some copies haven't reached their destinations.
We think we have found the problems:
1. The U.S. Post Office informs us that this is the busiest time of the
for catalogs, and this year they have been especially overwhelmed.
While we know most of you would rather be getting Shakespeare than
another L. L. Bean or J. Crew Catalog, the Post Office is
non-discriminating. We have been surveying our subscribers, and people
in various states were still getting them this week.
Keep your eye on the mail.
2. Those, like Mike Jensen, who subscribed through The Writing Company
catalog were actually contracted to begin with the Winter 1998 issue
(vol 2, number 1). We are assuming that they want the current issue and
are mailing those copies out immediately by first class mail.
3. There has also been a note about the problem with our website
[http://www.shakespearemag.com]. As far as we can see, the site is up
and running. By the way, it does have several new entries in the Events
section, and the Teacher Resources should be up soon.
4. If you need more specific information about your subscription,
write to our Managing Editor, Rachel Rubin at
We are sorry if there has been some inconvenience. If you still need to
contact the editors, please feel free to do so.