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New Audio Recording Series; Anagram
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0443  Friday, 8 May 1998.

[1]     From:   Charles Weinstein <
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        Date:   Thursday, 7 May 1998 19:54:26 -0400
        Subj:   Re: New Audio Recording Series

[2]     From:   Ed Peschko <epeschko@den-mdev1>
        Date:   Thursday, 7 May 1998 16:47:12 -0600 (MDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0427  Re: Anagram


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From:           Charles Weinstein <
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Date:           Thursday, 7 May 1998 19:54:26 -0400
Subject:        Re: New Audio Recording Series

Penguin Audiobooks will shortly be releasing the Arkangel Complete
Shakespeare Series, consisting of new, unabridged audio recordings of
all 38 plays.  Each cassette will cost $16.95; the series will also be
available on CD.  The casts will consist of British actors.  The text is
that of the Pelican Shakespeare.

The first seven cassettes, scheduled for release this Summer, are: Romeo
and Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, King John, Midsummer, Merchant and
All's Well.  The next six cassettes, scheduled for a Fall release, are:
Shrew, Julius Caesar,  Richard II, 1 and 2 Henry IV  and Henry V.

I have no cast-names for the Summer releases, but here are a few for the
Fall:  Shrew-Frances Barber as Kate, Roger Allam as Petruchio; JC-John
Bowe as Brutus, Adrian Lester as Antony; the Histories-Julian Glover as
Bolinbroke-Henry IV, Jamie Glover as Hal-Henry V, Richard Griffiths as
Falstaff. I believe this is the first time that an actual father and son
will be playing Henry IV and Hal.

One further note:  The press ad expressly says that the series will
comprise "all thirty-eight plays."  This would seem to include The Two
Noble Kinsmen, which has never been released on an audio recording
before.  However, the series is using the Pelican text, which doesn't
include TNK.  Time, thou must untangle this knot, not I....

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From:           Ed Peschko <epeschko@den-mdev1>
Date:           Thursday, 7 May 1998 16:47:12 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: 9.0427  Re: Anagram
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0427  Re: Anagram

> I have long admired the scholarship and the inventiveness, shall we say,
> of Mr. Peschko but in this case, if you will forgive my cavil, I must
> object. While perl is suitable and even to be preferred for many
> applications, I submit that the anagram script, while not an absolute
> abomination, could be better written in the modern C or even the
> postmodern C++ language.

Or perhaps, abstract expressionist SNOBOL4, neorealist Icon, or - perish
the thought - dadaist Java? I had thought along such lines, but deemed
that classicist perl befit the period and nature of the source material,
namely Hamlet.

Anyways, I've been rethinking my particular implementation as not
exhibiting the peculiar traits that make Perl scripts unique - ie: the
fun, interminable semantic challenges that they can pose to potential
readers. To wit, here is the anagram script, version 2:

open (FH, "$ARGV[0]"); open (FH2, "$ARGV[1]");

grep ( $MARK{lc($_)}++, (grep (m"[a-zA-Z]",
                                split('', join('', (<FH>))))));

grep ( $MARK2{lc($_)}++, (grep (m"[a-zA-Z]",
                                split('', join('', (<FH2>))))));

if (grep ($MARK{$_} eq $MARK2{$_}, keys(%{ %MARK, %MARK2 })))
               { print "ANAGRAMS!\n"; } else { print "NOT ANAGRAMS!\n";
}

And as I may hasten to point out, programming in such a fashion has the
beneficial side effect of exercising the programmer's command of special
symbols on the keyboard.

Ed
 

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