The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0364 Friday, 10 September 2010
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Subject: Files of Interest to Teachers, Students, and Scholars of the Early
With the exception of my OCD approach to grading papers, I miss teaching a great
deal. Having not yet gotten any offers to do adjunct teaching, to continue to have
an excuse to keep revising my teaching materials one thing I have done is to make
some of the powerpoints from my Shakespeare courses available on the Internet for
those who might want to use them (teachers -- especially those at the beginning of
their careers -- students, and even scholars of the Early Modern Period).
I gave the English Department at my three times alma matter the University of
Maryland, College Park, a large collection of the materials I have gathered and
developed in my years of teaching. When the updated SHAKSPER web site is completed,
I plan to put many more of my materials than I have already on the Internet for
reading or downloading. Until then I will continue to distribute my powerpoints, as
long as they are used strictly for educational or research purposes and NOT for any
commercial enterprise. This stipulation is, of course, so that I will remain covered
by the fair use exemption of the copyright laws.
You may download these powerpoints at the following locations; however, please keep
in mind that many of them are large files that will take a long time to download
even with a high speed Internet connection. Also, be sure to type the file names
exactly as they appear, case matters.
Should you have any problems or if you do not have the time or bandwidth, send me a
clearly labeled e-mail with the address you would like me to reply to prominently
identified in the text of your request. I now have two "cloud" services -- my
MobileMe account and my SendStuffNow account from SmithMicro the company that owns
several my software programs -- I can use these "cloud" accounts to distribute large
files to people who request them. I will use SendStuffNow to e-mail you a link that
you can click on to have the files transferred quickly and easily to your computer.
(Disclaimer: I have no financial or other connection with SmithMicro.)
Since the beginning of this new academic year, I have gotten several requests for my
powerpoints. Steve Sohmer used my Life of Shakespeare to create his own
presentation. He rearranged, amended, and annotated my slides; he deleted some of
them and added some of his own. He then gave his version to professional graphic
designers, who further polished it. He has given me permission to distribute his
version to anyone who would like to use it (with the same stipulations, of course,
as I have made above).
You may download Dr.Sohmer's Shakespeare's Life from my server at the following:
Or you may send me a request and I will e-mail you a link you can use to have the
file quickly delivered to your own computer. Again, please clearly identify your
request in the Subject line of your e-mail and the address of the e-mail account to
which you would like me to send you the link in the body of your message.
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