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Re: Link Suggestion
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2773  Friday, 7 December 2001

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Dec 2001 17:16:39 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2769 Link Suggestion

[2]     From:   Vantika Gupta <
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        Date:   Friday, 07 Dec 2001 04:11:14 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2769 Link Suggestion


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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Dec 2001 17:16:39 -0000
Subject: 12.2769 Link Suggestion
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2769 Link Suggestion

James Hodge wrote,

> I'm the webmaster for Absolute Shakespeare.... It
> occurred to me that your visitors would benefit and
> appreciate Absolute Shakespeare's extensive content
> and that such a relationship would be mutually beneficial.

Among a great many errors apparent on even a cursory glance at "Absolute
Shakespeare" is this:

> The First Folio of 1623, complied by Shakespeare's fellow
> actors John Hemminges and Henry Condell was the first
> ever publication of Shakespeare's plays. It contains all 36
> plays that we can read today. All publications of Shakespeare's
> play's are derived from this Folio.

On open-air amphitheatre acting, the site has this:

> As such watching a play would involve watching the
> actors exaggerating their movements for patrons in
> the galleries and shouting their lines to be heard by all.

Of the performance before the Essex rebellion, it was hoped that this

> would generate public sympathy for those attempting to
> kill Queen Elizabeth.

And so on ad nauseam. Nobody interested in Shakespeare should guide
others to this shoddy site. Instead one could go to www.abebooks.com and
buy a used paperback of Campbell and Quinn's Shakespeare Encyclopedia
for about $10. These comments are not intended to be hurtful, James. It
is merely that you do no-one a service by publishing such nonsense on
the web.  If you'd like to improve the site, off to the encyclopedia
with you. It isn't the latest scholarship, but it's mostly right.

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Vantika Gupta <
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Date:           Friday, 07 Dec 2001 04:11:14 +0000
Subject: 12.2769 Link Suggestion
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2769 Link Suggestion

Hi!

Hey! the site absoluteshakespeare.com is really wonderful!! An extremely
well made site with condense information about Shakespeare and his
works! Really well made! thnx very much for the link. I am very sure
that it will be beneficial for a lot more people like me who are on the
look out for a perfect Shakespeare website! I have added the link to my
favourites literature list and will be a regular visitor to it since I
find a lot of things useful for me there! thank again! keep up the good
work!!

I have really benefited a lot from the SHAKSPER society discussions!
Keep it up!:)

Regards,
vantika!

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