Georgetown Publishing Shakespeare Magazine

University Joins With Cambridge Press In Literary Venture


WASHINGTON - Attacked a few years ago for allowing English majors to graduate without studying any Shakespeare, Georgetown University, with the help of Cambridge University Press, is publishing a magazine called Shakespeare.

The 18-page glossy magazine will appear three times a year and is intended to appeal to Elizabethan scholars, people in theater and film and teachers.

Michael J. Collins, the dean of the School for Summer and Continuing Education at Georgetown and the magazine's publisher, said the journal was not an act of contrition.

"It's just coincidental," Collins said.

"For seven years we've been working with the Folger Shakespeare Library here in Washington to teach the teaching of Shakespeare to high school teachers," Collins said.

"Cambridge University Press, which publishes Shakespeare texts for high school students, knew about this program and offered $30,000 to support the launching of the magazine," he said.

The first issue includes an interview with Kenneth Branagh about his film "Hamlet," essays on methodology by four longtime teachers of Shakespeare and listings and brief reviews of Shakespearean productions around the country.

The second issue is being mailed.

Pub Date: 4/24/97

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