The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0081 Friday, 22 February 2013
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:28 PM
Subject: ISE Newsletter—The Shakespeare Herald
The Shakespeare Herald
Welcome to this first issue of The Shakespeare Herald, the newsletter of the Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE). In this issue we trumpet some important upgrades to the site, the completion of some of our individual plays online, now fully edited by Shakespeare scholars, our plunge into the increasingly populated area of social networking, and ways we are creating partnerships with theaters as a way of enhancing our database of Shakespeare in performance.
I contribute a short piece on magic in Shakespeare, and the magic of the Web. Our team members contribute information about recent updates, and the use of ISE texts in the theater.
We are committed to the concept of open access for academic work of the highest quality, but are offering libraries an opportunity to provide their clients with an enhanced version of the site when they become Friends of the ISE. We continue our tradition of introducing Shakespeare on stage and (digital) page in new and intuitive formats. We bring fully-edited, peer-reviewed works to a computer—or mobile device—near you. One major update to the site is a version optimized for smart phones—something that will be appreciated by all those students we dodge as they walk across campus with eyes glued on the small screens they hold.
On whatever size screen you are viewing this newsletter, please check out the full articles online.
- Magic webs: a word from the Coordinating Editor.
- The launch of our mobile-optimized site.
- A new feature available for Friends of the ISE.
- New editions of plays published online and by Broadview Press.
- Social networking and the ISE — and some Shakespeare trivia.
- The ISE and Shakespeare in performance.
- Future plans.
All good wishes,
President and Coordinating Editor
Department of English, University of Victoria, BC
The ISE is made possible by generous support from the University of Victoria, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and by libraries that have become Friends of the ISE.