I just got word of a new "Shakespeare magazine" coming out called Shakespeare Scene. Looks intriguing. I wonder a bit how much popular interest such a magazine will have, especially with a worldwide audience (it is published out of the UK). Would I in the United States care about productions in Australia, or would I feel that my money ($12/issue!) was being wasted on pages of content that is irrelevant to me? I do like that they plan to have content on the plays themselves, and biographical bits on Shakespeare himself, rather than just modern interviews and other contemporary issues. I suppose that will be the balancing act, figuring out how best to present both types of information in a way that satisfies the audience who wants one, while not alienating those who want the other.
I wish them luck with it! The more Shakespeare in the world, the better.