The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0081  Friday, 22 February 2013


From:        Michael Best <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:28 PM

Subject:     ISE Newsletter—The Shakespeare Herald


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The Shakespeare Herald

February 2013


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.



We look forward to hearing from you. Please email queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


All good wishes,

Michael Best

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. 


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