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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: At Last, An End to Tedious Internet Searching!
3. Weekly Topic: William Shakespeare
4. Note from a Reader
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management


#1. April 20, 2005

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

I was born in Brooklyn, NY, but moved to Santa Monica , CA at age six. Growing up in the sixties, I imagined myself becoming a sophisticated career girl living in New York City. Those of you of a certain age may recognize the similarity of my dreams to the life lead by “That Girl” played by Marlo Thomas (a television series which ran from 1966 to 1971.)

As it turns out, I did lead an exciting life as a single career girl, living in Europe for several years, and not marrying until I was 32. But New York City never did become part of my life. In fact, the last time I visited NYC was eighteen years ago, when I was pregrant with my first child.

But as you read this, I am playing tourist in NYC with my daughter; just the two of us in the Big Apple. It’s her spring break (but not my son’s) and I’ve always promised her a trip to New York. So here we are. Ta da!!

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. William Shakespeare

by Barbara J. Feldman
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William Shakespeare, the world’s most performed playwright, was born in April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, about 100 miles northwest of London. As with most sixteenth-century births, the actual day is not recorded, but according to the records of Stratford’s Holy Trinity Church, he was baptized on April 26. Since it was customary to baptize infants within days of their birth, and because Shakespeare died 52 years later on April 23, it has become traditional to call April 23 his birthday. Happy Birthday to the Bard of Avon!

Absolute Shakespeare
http://www.absoluteshakespeare.com/
*****
Absolute Shakespeare is a terrific first stop in our online tour. In addition to a complete library of Shakespeare’s work, Absolute houses summaries (recommended reading before attacking the original texts) and famous quotes organized by work: “To be, or not to be: that is the question” Hamlet, Act III, Scene I. Best of all, there’s a glossary that “explains the meanings of the words the Bard uses that are not in common use today.”

IPL Shakespeare Bookshelf
http://www.ipl.org/div/shakespeare/
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The Internet Public Library is another site where you’ll find the complete text of all Shakespeare’s plays, so there’s no need to panic when you’ve left your copy in your locker at school. Although the library actually consists of links to another site (Bartleby.com at http://www.bartleby.com/70/ ) I liked the bookshelf metaphor of the IPL interface. Other reasons to visit are the links to scholarly criticism, a Shakespeare search function, and a single downloadable file of Shakespeare’s complete body of work.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/
*****
For scholarly research, or just plain fun, this well-organized site is a must for all Shakespeare fans. It includes both original content (such as a time line of Shakespeare’s life) and annotated links to a wide assortment of external sites. These links range from the useful (online Shakespeare courses) to the bizarre (a Star Trek site which is offers Shakespeare in its “original Klingon form.”). Want more? Visit the “five-diamond” recommendations listed under Best Sites.

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#4. Note from a Reader

Dear Barbara,
I just had to answer you this time. Congratulations on your “nachas” and thanks for sharing this tidbit of Yiddish culture with us, but I must warn you that you might provoke quite something else if you mention it in a Mexican surrounding. Here in Mexico, “nachas” is slang for buttocks (more correctly called “nalgas”). Unless, of course, you are quite proud of the pair that God endowed you with too!
Have a good day!
Fatimah Araneta

Dear Fatimah,
That is too, too funny! Thanks for writing in.
Barbara

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#6. Quote of the Week

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