The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0419 Friday, 19 October 2012
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Subject: Items for SHAKSPER Subscriber Survey
SHAKSPER has been somewhat fallow of late.
It occurred to me that having a Subscriber Survey may be useful in helping me to determine if any changes in SHAKSPER services might be called for (more of something, less of something, other things).
Before I construct the survey, I thought that I would query SHAKSPER subscribers asking for possible items that I might include in such a survey.
If you have any suggestions about the daily digest and-or the SHAKSPER web services <http:shaksper.net> please reply and let me know.
Your input will help me determine if a survey is called for and what I might include in it.
Hardy M. Cook
PS: The idea for a survey occurred to me after I attended Shakespeare Theatre Company’s The Government Inspector last evening at the Lansburgh Theatre. A busload of college students was brought in, seemingly to fill the seats and to provide a live “laugh track.” (I am still amazed that there are actual folks who say “like” every third word.) Anyway, I thought the production was dreadful, recycling the same shtick from other productions into the skeleton of this one, so much so that I was having deja vu moments during the entire evening. I could go on, but I don’t want to sounds as if my purpose is to trash STC, even though I think STC needs to hear my singular voice. But this morning in my inbox was an invitation to STC subscribers who attended last evening to respond to a survey. And respond I did. Well, so the idea—anyone providing a service should periodically receive feedback from those involved in it.