The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1555 Monday, 24 June 2002
Date: Sunday, 23 Jun 2002 12:37:09 -0400
Subject: Poor Yorick News
Poor Yorick is pleased to announce that after 3 years of negotiation
with the Stratford Festival, we have finally come to an acceptable
agreement over the proposed buy out of our location at 89a Downie Street
in Stratford, Ontario.
As a result, our storefront will no longer exist as of January 1, 2003,
and we will be dedicating ourselves full time to the expansion and
improvement of our Shakespeare Catalogue. Our new location will be at
78 Wellington Street. For those of you who frequent our town,
Wellington Street is located on the opposite side of Market Square, and
we can be found on the second floor, kitty corner from the liquor store.
We will be running the business ostensibly as a home based business, but
our location will allow for convenient walk-up traffic, and all are
welcome to drop by and browse, sit down to view films you might be
curious about, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the process. The new
location will mean we will be able to handle mail order even more
efficiently than we currently do, and we are planning to expand our
selection to include all of the major text versions of the plays
(Signet, Arden, Cambridge, Penguin, etc), and we are currently
developing a new portal site, which will be linked to the catalogue and
include on-line resources dedicated to Shakespeare on Film and two
ongoing series of articles focusing on the actors, directors, and
creative talent behind major productions as well as in-depth articles on
individual film titles currently in print.
We welcome any suggestions or contributions to the expanded site. If
you have a website with significant Shakespeare on film content, or
would like to post relevant articles on the subject, please contact me
with the new site sometime in the early spring of 2003.
I would personally like to thank everyone for your continued support of
the Poor Yorick Shakespeare catalogue, and particularly everyone who
called the Festival during the early stages of negotiation to help
ensure we would be treated fairly and with respect.
Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue
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