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Shakespeare and Science Fiction
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0792  Friday, 1 December 2007

[1] 	From:	Lloyd A. Norton <
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	Date:	Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 11:30:30 EST
	Subj:	Shakespeare and Science Fiction

[2] 	From: 	Hardy M. Cook <
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	Date: 	Friday, November 30, 2007
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From:		Lloyd A. Norton <
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Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 11:30:30 EST
Subject:	Shakespeare and Science Fiction

My daughter was immediately disturbed by the omission from the list of 
Science Fiction resources of Connie Willis:

_Connie Willis -  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connie_Willis)

Two of her works are firmly tied to Shakespeare:  Winter's Tale and Ado.

My daughter is Connie's assistant and has done her word processing for 
many years.

Lloyd A. Norton (:=)>

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From: 		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date: 		Friday, November 30, 2007
Subject: 	Shakespeare and Science Fiction

You might locate other entries for the SF list by perusing two old but 
useful files on the SHAKSPER fileserver: The Spinoffs File 
http://www.shaksper.net/archives/files/spinoff.biblio.html and the 
Character Bibliography 
http://www.shaksper.net/archives/files/charactr.biblio.html

The later includes Isaac Asimov's "The Immortal Bard" from _Earth is 
Room Enough_, a short story that I suggested to Marilyn Schoenbaum when 
she was compiling her collection of Shakespeare humor -- _A Shakespeare 
Merriment: An Anthology of Shakespearean Humor_ (Garland, 1988).

"The Immortal Bard" tells of a University Christmas party where a physic 
professor, Dr. Welsh, tells an English instructor, Scott Robertson, that 
he has invented a time machine that enables him to bring figures from 
the past back. Excitedly the English professor learns that Welsh brought 
back Shakespeare and enrolled him in Robertson's evening extension 
Shakespeare course with disastrous consequences.

For anyone interested, information about the Schoenbaum collection can 
be found at http://www.shaksper.net/archives/1990/0096.html

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