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Reference Work on Line
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2356  Thursday, 21 December 2000

From:           Michael Best <
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Date:           Monday, 18 Dec 2000 10:15:30 -0800
Subject:        Reference Work on Line

Shaksper-ians will be pleased to learn that the valuable reference work
*Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition* by listmember John Velz has
been republished by the Internet Shakespeare Editions.  Originally
published in 1968 by the University of Minnesota Press, it has been out
of print for some time.

When it was first published, it was described as the "standard
bibliography of secondary materials on Shakespeare's classicism" and as
an "admirably-executed guide-book to (almost) all that has been written
on Shakespeare's knowledge and use of the classics."

To access *Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition*, go the Library of
the Internet Shakespeare Editions and follow the link.

    <http://www.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Library/>

The text has been republished as graphic images of the original, so will
be easiest to access through a high speed connection.

A technical note. *Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition* has also
been scanned by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, but those
of you familiar with the still-limited skill of computers in "reading"
books will realize that an accuracy of over 99% still creates a level of
misreadings that is unacceptable in a scholarly work. Early in the New
Year, the ISE site will be moving to a new database structure, at which
time it will be possible to perform an electronic search on the book
using the (imperfect) OCR files; the result of the search will bring up
the image of the (accurate) page.

My thanks to John's generosity in making this book available.

Michael Best
Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions
<http://www.uvic.ca/shakespeare>

Department of English, University of Victoria
Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada. (250) 598-9575
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