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New Shakespeare web site
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0019  Tuesday, 6 January 1998.

From:           Susan Brock <
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Date:           Monday, 5 Jan 1998 12:28:27 +0000
Subject:        New Shakespeare web site

I hope SHAKSPER members and their students will find the site of
interest.

On 6 January 1998 the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will launch the first
phase of its official web site providing information on all aspects of
its work in fulfillment of the objectives set down in the 1961 Act of
Parliament which outlines the Trust's responsibilities to promote 'in
every part of the world the appreciation and study of the plays and
other works of William Shakespeare and the general advancement of
Shakespearian knowledge'.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's site includes sections on

The Historic Houses: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust maintains the five
houses in or near Stratford-upon-Avon directly concerned with the
dramatist and his family, including Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne
Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's House, New Place and Hall's Croft

The Library: A comprehensive research library specializing in
Shakespeare's life, work and times, it holds the archive of the Royal
Shakespeare Company

The Records Office: It holds Shakespearian material of national
importance and functions as a local and family history centre for
Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire.  Guides to its collections are
included.

Museums: The department is responsible for the care and display of the
historic items owned by the Trust and displayed in the houses.

Education:  The department offers to schools, colleges and everyone
interested in Shakespeare, an opportunity to study Shakespeare in the
town where he was born. Detailed information about its courses is
listed.

Diary of Events: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust organizes special
events throughout the year, including leisure courses, day schools,
exhibitions. You will find here an up-to-date listing of events.

For further information email 
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Susan Brock
Head of Academic Resource Development
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW
UK
Tel. (+44) 1789 201802
Fax. (+44) 1789 294911
 

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