The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2435  Monday, 29 December 2003

From:           Al Magary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 24 Dec 2003 15:56:20 -0800
Subject:        "Pericles manuscript"?

This is either something or nothing. Google News alerts tipped me to an
article in, hmm, the Hindustan Times, quoting London's Daily Mail, that
a manuscript of Pericles was at auction on eBay and bidding had reached
5 million pounds, with closing on Thursday, Dec. 25, 6:53 pm (London
time). The article is below. However, I have searched ebay.com and
ebay.co.uk and find no such item on sale or just sold. Google News
produces no other clips on this, the Daily Mail website is still being
constructed, and Google finds nothing on a collector in Hampstead named
John Ellis. Anyone know anything about this?

Al Magary

Bard's manuscript proves big draw in cyberspace bidding
Vijay Dutt
London, December 24
Hindustan Times, December 24, updated 19:06 IST


In a bizarre marriage of the ancient and the IT modernity, a
340-year-old edition of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre
is soon to be sold on the internet site eBay. The bidding has already

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