The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0894 Thursday, 24 September 1998.
Date: Wednesday, 23 Sep 1998 17:28:39 -0400
Subject: Shakespeare Magazine Request
Congratulations on getting participants from almost 40 countries on
SHAKSPER. I'm sure I speak for all 1,400 of us who continue to look
forward to the lively and informative discussions and debates.
Coincidentally, we at Shakespeare Magazine are planning an issue on
"Shakespeare Around the World" and therefore would like help from all
those non-American members of SHAKSPER. We are looking for several
contributors to write about the significance of Shakespeare in their
culture and schools, or about Shakespeare performances they have been
involved with.. We would also appreciate all non-Americans to respond
to us directly with as much of the following information as possible:
1. What plays are commonly taught to high school students (ages 13-18)?
2. For non-English speaking nations, are the plays read in English or
3. Do students perform scenes in school? Are whole plays performed in
4. Are Shakespeare electives common in most universities?
5. Are Shakespeare plays performed on college campuses? In English or
6. Other than visiting troupes (eg. RSC) is Shakespeare popular in the
major theatres? In local theatres? In summer festivals?
7. Are there particular actors in your country who are well-known for
their Shakespearean roles?
8. What recent productions of the plays have been memorable? Please
9. Have the recent Shakespeare films been popular in your country?
Which ones have been most popular?
Thanks in advance for helping us put this issue together.
If you need more information about the magazine, go to
Mike LoMonico, editor