The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2200 Tuesday, 14 December 1999.
Date: Thursday, 9 Dec 1999 11:35:37 -0600
Subject: "Sonnet" - A new age/spoken word cd featuring Shakespeare's
Dear Dr. Cook,
Tracy from HoopLA Media & Public Relations here. I came across your
name and email on the Shakespeare on the Internet website and thought
I'd drop you a line and ask for your help as a Shakespearen scholar and
obvious aficionado. Hope you don't mind the unsolicited intrusion!
HoopLA is in the preliminary planning stages for a campaign to promote
an exciting new musical project. "Sonnet", by the group Oberon, is a
collection of original music inspired by the poetry of William
Shakespeare. Oberon consists of vocalist Felicia Sorenson, woodwind
virtuoso Paul McCandless and percussionist Sammy Figeruoa. Felicia
Sorenson penned original lyrics inspired by the selected sonnets for
five of the album's songs; other songs feature readings performed by
actors from The Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe
I'm trying to put together a list of publications (both traditional and
online) that would be interested in such an eclectic project. I'm
focusing on New Age, Shakespearean, Ren Faire, Theater and Teacher's
publications, but for all I know I'm barking up the wrong trees.
From the description on the Shakespeare On The Internet site, it seems
that the SHAKSPER listserv reaches the exact audience I'm trying to
reach. If I were to add you to our servicing list, would you be willing
to write a review of the project for your lists?
If not, would you be able (and willing) to direct me toward publications
that reach the Shakespeare enthusiast and are more
entertainment-oriented than scholarly? HoopLA represents a number of
artists in many diverse genres of music, but this is our first new
age/literary/spoken word project and we are starting our new database
from scratch. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance for your assistance, Dr. Cook. I look forward to
hearing from you!
HoopLA Media & Public Relations
8455 Beverly Blvd., Suite 402
Los Angeles, CA 90048