Dear Shakespeare Committee, Russian Academy of Sciences,
I wish you every success for your 'Shakespeare Readings 2012'. The series promises to be a rich and rewarding contribution to understandings of the place of Shakespeare not only in Russia but also in the world more generally. The range of topics selected for discussion is challenging and ambitious, while the publication of the proceedings will prove a much-used and valuable resource. From all Shakespeareans in Ireland, we send you our warmest greetings.
Dr Ramona Wray
School of English
Queen's University, Belfast