Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0713. Saturday, 3 September 1994.
From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, September 3, 1994
Subject:        Yet Another Landmark for SHAKSPER
Dear SHAKSPEReans,
On October 3, 1993, I announced that SHAKSPER's membership had passed the
400 mark; on Friday, February 4, 1994, I announced that SHAKSPER had than 500
members.  At that time I wrote, "This phenomenal growth reflects the vitality
of our conference.  With this growth comes new ideas, new questions, and new
perspectives from which we all benefit.  On the administrative side, however,
more members can mean more work for me as your editor and for the University of
Toronto's LISTSERV Maintainer, Steve Younker, to whom we all owe an enormous
debt.  To reduce the number of error messages that are sent to me and to Steve
Younker, it particularly important that if you are going to be away from your
accounts for an extended period that you use the NOMAIL option and that if your
account is going to become inactive that you SIGNOFF at that address."
It is my pleasure to announce that as of today, Saturday, September 3, 1994, we
have 713 members from 21 countries: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland,
France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea,
The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan,
Canada, and the United States.
It goes without saying that I am extremely pleased by our growth and our
diversity and that I want to thank all of you for making SHAKSPER the exciting
international conference it is.  I also promise not to make another SHAKSPER
Landmark Announcement until we surpass 1000 active members.
In August, in The Washington, DC, area, all psychiatrists and members of
Congress are on vacation.  I say this because many SHAKSPERans have set their
option to NOMAIL of late and are now joining up again; if you have posted a
query and have gotten no response, please consider reposting in a few weeks --
you may still get answer to your questions.
Well, my wife and eleven-month-old daughter (YES, she's almost a year old; the
teenaged daughter is at a Labor Day Festival) are downstairs playing the Indigo
Girls, which will soon arrive at their cover of the Dire Straits "Romeo and
Juliet" -- thanks Ralph Alan Cohen for providing the information after I saw
last season's SSE *Rom.* and asked about the song that segued into the play --
so I think I'll go down and listen now.
Thanks to all for making my labor of love so much fun,
Hardy M. Cook

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