The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0083 Sunday, 1 March 2009
Date: Sunday, March 01, 2009
Subject: Internet Resources of Interest to Shakespeareans
About ten days ago, in "SHK 20.0068 Some Announcements," I announced the
most recent revision of my "Selected Guide to Shakespeare on the
was available from the homepage of the SHAKSPER Internet Site
I originally developed this list of recommended Shakespeare-related
Internet sites for an essay I wrote for the collection SH@KESPEARE IN
THE MEDIA: FROM THE GLOBE THEATRE TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB. The list has
gone through a number of iterations in the past six years, but the
current version represents the most extensive update to date, an update
resulting from my completely revising my original essay for the second
edition of SH@KESPEARE IN THE MEDIA (eds. Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier and
Jorg Helbig. Britannia. Frankfurt am Main; New York: Peter Lang.
Since I am about metaphorically to cut the umbilical cord to the
teaching position I have held for some 32 years, I have been thinking of
how I might continue to make use of some of the scholarly and
pedagogical materials and resources I have gathered and how I might
share some of the things I have learned as well as to have an excuse to
continue with these pursuits.
Then it occurred to me the other day that I could write short monographs
for SHAKSPER, a pursuit that would provide me tremendous pleasure, since
writing has become my most pleasurable activity these days. (No,
kidding. My mind is no longer my second favorite organ.)
I plan, for example, to discuss in more depth than a 20,000-word essay
permitted resources I mention in my essay for SH@KESPEARE IN THE MEDIA.
I also plan to share and make available for download on the SHAKSPER
server some of the PowerPoint presentations I have developed on subjects
like "Shakespeare's Life and Works," "The Transmission of Texts in the
Early Modern Period," "The Dominant Ideology," and "An Introduction to
Shakespeare's Stage," for example.
In other words, I thought that I would use SHAKSPER as my classroom to
share and transmit information and resources I have gathered and
developed over the years, thus providing me the excuse for continuing to
collect those resources, a pursuit that has come to define a large part
of my life and to write about what I have found and how they can be used.
I will begin with by discussing some Internet resources for the study of
the Early Modern Period, starting with materials like the 1549 Book of
Hardy M. Cook
Independent Scholar and
Editor of SHAKSPER
PS: I am looking for a catchy name for whatever I am describing doing.
Please e-mail me if you have a suggestion.
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