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SHAKSPER Resumes
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0670  Wednesday, 24 December 2008

From:       Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:       Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Subject:    SHAKSPER Resumes

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

I am sorry for the long hiatus, but last night I graded the last of this 
semester's papers and turned in my grades, I plan to go on leave for the 
spring semester and then most likely do whatever preparations necessary 
for me to retire. As usual, my timing is impeccable: "O that way madness 
lies, let me shun that: / No more of that."

I now am able to return to undertaking the work of SHAKSPER and spending 
the majority of my remaining time on the other scholarly pursuits that I 
have put on hold by the demands of my former quotidian existence.

I have many plans and a few announcements to make about SHAKSPER, but 
those will need to be delayed until I catch up all that has collected in 
my Editor's Inbox.

Much has happened over the past nearly four weeks since my last missive 
- SHK 19.0669: "Lots o[f] Things on My Mind." I will begin with 
announcements, then turn to items of interest from the news, followed by 
new queries, observations, and other submissions by members before I 
pick up on responses to threads that were underway before my break. 
Should any of you wish to refresh your minds, regarding the nature of 
any ongoing threads before the hiatus, you can go to the list's online 
archives, Volume 19 sorted by date -- 
http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2008/date.html -- and do so.

As a teaser for what's to come, I am just about to initiate my long 
desired "Books Review" feature with two reviews from members of the 
SHAKSPER Book Review Panel, Arthur Lindley and Murray Schwartz.


Hardy M. Cook
Editor of SHAKSPER
Independent Scholar and
Soon-to-be Retired Professor of English

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