The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0470  Friday, 15 August 2008

From:       Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Friday, August 15, 2008
Subject:    Google Alerts: Shakespeare

These past few days I have been receiving many interesting links from my Google 
News Alerts for Shakespeare.

On Thursday, evening, I received this:

Reprinting a story from close to thirty years earlier:

Times Online - UK
Professor Schoenbaum tells us, in an almost Gibbonian phrase, that the idea of 
his book came to him on September 1, 1964. in the church where Shakespeare . . .

A few hours ago, I received this:


with links to this story about Dr. Who knock off, Torchwood:


The "third season" of Torchwood is looking to be a major event: it will air over 
five nights on the flagship BBC1, not BBC2, in the UK. ...

and to this piece on 'Tennant' effect hits Stratford:


by Sarah Portlock
BBC News, Warwickshire

Stratford-upon-Avon, the Warwickshire birthplace of William Shakespeare, has 
suffered a difficult time in recent years.

Foot-and-mouth disease, the slowdown in US tourists after 9/11, flooding and 
building work at the Royal Shakespeare Company's main theatre have all led to 
fears of doom and gloom for the town's tourist industry.

Last month Shakespearience, a tourist attraction devoted to Shakespeare, called 
in the administrators blaming the credit crunch, a lack of overseas visitors and 
disruption caused by the redevelopment.

Despite this the town's streets have remained busy and visitors, mostly from the 
UK, have been flocking in.

And since the opening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's latest production of 
Hamlet, the town could be said to be enjoying what might be called the "David 
Tennant effect".

And then today I received this:
Google News Alert for: Shakespeare
Firing of Arden Editor Causes Tempest in Shakespeare Studies
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) - USA
By JENNIFER HOWARD The publisher of the eminent Arden Shakespeare collection has 
sent a shock wave through the ranks of Shakespeare scholars by terminating ...


a story, I will discuss in the next SHAKSPER digest.

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