The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2009 Wednesday, 2 October 2002
Date: Saturday, 28 Sep 2002 12:53:57 -0500
Subject: Pegasus Shakespeare Bibliographies
Richard Nochimson, the General Editor of the Pegasus Shakespeare
Bibliographies series, has communicated with me recently not just about
the forthcoming volume on the Roman Works (which Clifford Huffman and I
have co-edited) but also about the progress of the series in general.
He raises some questions that I want to pass on to the SHAKSPERians.
Here is a quotation of part of his letter:
"As you know, the personnel crisis at Pegasus Press is now an event of
the past. Mario Di Cesare (our founding director) is now back in
charge, and we will no longer have long delays in getting the volumes
published. One thing troubles me, however. Despite the positive
reviews our first five volumes have received, the word is not getting
out. Sales remain relatively low. Not enough Shakespeare scholars and
students (graduate and upper division undergraduate) know that this
helpful resource exists--and at a low price. Not enough college and
high school teacers who teach plays by Shakespeare know that their
teaching can be helped by these volumes.
So, John, my question is--how can we do a better job of getting the word
The purpose of this posting is to solicit suggestions. How can we reach
our target audience in high schools, colleges, and universities?
The reviews mentioned above appeared in Shakespeare Newsletter,
Shakespeare Studies, and Shakespeare Bulletin. For those of you who do
not know the series, the editors of individual volumes so far are
Clifford Huffman, Rebecca Bushnell, Joseph Candido, Michael Mooney, and
Hugh Richmond. The compilers of the four volumes that will come out
within the next six months or so are Clifford Huffman and John Velz,
John Mebane, Michael Warren, and Marilyn Williamson. The final three
volumes, by Barbara Traister, Jill Levenson, and Jean Howard, are still
All suggestions will be considered--and gratefully. Richard Nochimson's
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