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Re: Mr. William Shakespeare has moved
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0905.  Monday, 8 September 1997.

[1]     From:   Richard Nathan <
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        Date:   Saturday, 6 Sep 1997 04:48:52 +0000
        Subj:   Parodies of "Hamlet" and "King Lear"

[2]     From:   Steven Marx <
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        Date:   Sunday, 07 Sep 1997 16:58:27 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0898  Mr. William Shakespeare has moved


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From:           Richard Nathan <
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Date:           Saturday, 6 Sep 1997 04:48:52 +0000
Subject:        Parodies of "Hamlet" and "King Lear"

I would like to publicly thank Terry Gray for putting a link to my
"Hamlet" parody ("A NIGHT IN ELSINORE") up on his brilliant editions of
"MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND THE INTERNET" which is now located at:

http://daphne.palomar.edu.shakespeare/

My parody is a version of "Hamlet" as it would have been performed by
the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy and the Three Stooges.  It's
published by Drama Exchange on their site, and can be found at:

http://www.dramex.org/plays/scripts/elsinore.txt

I've just finished the first draft of a sequel of sorts.  I've rewritten
"KING LEAR" for W.C. Fields.  I would like to send it to anyone who
would be interested in reading it and giving me his or her honest
opinion.  If you would like to see it, please send a request to

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   I will be happy to send out copies of
the Lear parody either via e-mail or through the regular mails.

Thank you.

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From:           Steven Marx <
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Date:           Sunday, 07 Sep 1997 16:58:27 -0700
Subject: 8.0898  Mr. William Shakespeare has moved
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0898  Mr. William Shakespeare has moved

This already useful and reliable site is now more complete and faster.
I consult it regularly and recommend it to my students who find it even
more helpful than I do.  There is now more Shakespeare criticism
available on the web than there was a year ago, but the cascade of
information I expect still has not taken place.

Why shouldn't we SHAKSPERians be able to consult one another's work,
both published and unpublished, easily and thoroughly through use of
modern technology? Why aren't we making our own work more available to
our colleagues?  EMLS and Renaissance Forum are fine examples of
electronic refereed journals, but they are small and appear
infrequently.  All it takes is a simple copy and paste operation for all
of us to place our own essays and books onto a university or AOL web
server and thereby render them accessible through general search engines
already in place like Yahoo and Alta Vista and through special interest
sites like Terry Gray's or the various Globe sites.

[Editor's Note: I second Steven Marx's remarks about Mr. William
Shakespeare and the Internet and also endorse his suggestion that we
make our work more readily available on the Internet.  At present, the
SHAKSPER fileserver contains 35 essays, 1 draft book, 2 sets of NEH
Workshop Notebooks, reviews, and public domain e-texts and more.  At the
present, access to this archive is for members only, but at some point
these files will be accessible through a SHAKSPER web site.  Many are
currently available at the EMLS SHAKSPER site.  I encourage submissions
to the fileserver.  To find what is already available send the command -
GET SHAKSPER FILES - to 
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 .  -HMC]
 

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