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Re: Shakespeare CD-ROMs
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0735  Thursday, 6 August 1998.

[1]     From:   Sean Philip Keilen <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 5 Aug 1998 11:40:06 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Shakespeare CD-ROM

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        Date:   Wednesday, 05 Aug 1998 15:16:32 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0734  Qs:  CD-ROMs

[3]     From:   An Sonjae <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Aug 1998 14:48:12 +0900 (KST)
        Subj:   Re: CD-ROMs


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From:           Sean Philip Keilen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 5 Aug 1998 11:40:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Shakespeare CD-ROM

In reply to Richard Burt's query about CD-ROM versions of Shakespeare, I
note that Octavo, a digital publisher in Palo Alto, offers an edition of
Benson's 1640 _Poems_ very inexpensively ($25). The CD-ROM is compatible
with either Windows or Macintosh machines. The images are strikingly
beautiful and may be keyword searched, cut and pasted, and printed by
conventional printers. Octavo also offers a variety of other antiquarian
materials in digital form, ranging from the fourteenth through the
nineteenth century.

Octavo's web site is www.octavo.com.

Sean Keilen
English Department
Stanford University

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Date:           Wednesday, 05 Aug 1998 15:16:32 -0400
Subject: 9.0734  Qs:  CD-ROMs
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0734  Qs:  CD-ROMs

Richard Burt asks about CD ROMs.  There is one from Fox Interactive, for
both Windows and Mac platforms.  It's based on Luhrmann's 1996 film, and
called _William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:  An Interactive Trip to
Verona Beach_.

I found mine at a Tower Records in East Lansing, MI, about four months
back, for $20; presumably other Tower outlets have it, although (and
this was some time ago) many of the correspondents to "My So-Called
Clare Danes Home Page" complained long and loudly about its lack of
availability.  Fox Interactive was not doing a very good job (the Danes
fans felt) of marketing or distributing the product.  If people find it,
and are thinking they might want it, they should probably grab it, and
quickly.

Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer

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Date:           Thursday, 6 Aug 1998 14:48:12 +0900 (KST)
Subject:        Re: CD-ROMs

The BBC-HarperCollins CD Roms are available for R&J, Macbeth, MSND, and
(it seems) Hamlet. The cheap versions do not include a section on
Shakespeare's Theatre or a book but they are very cheap and great fun if
rather simple with their character-outlines, plot-summaries,
critics-talking, actors-talking sound bites and video snippets.

An Sonjae, Sogang University, Seoul
 

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