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*TC*, Genre, Satire; Norton Facsimiles
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 164. Thursday, 13 Jun 1991.
 
(1)	Date: 	Tue, 11 Jun 1991 12:39:00 -0400
	From: 	John Dorenkamp <DORENKAMP@HLYCROSS.BITNET>
	Subj: 	Norton Facsimile
 
(2)	Date:   Wed, 12 Jun 1991 13:24:31 EDT
	From: 	Jay Funston <
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	Subj: 	RE: SHK 2.0162  *TC*, Satire, [Norton Facsimile]
 
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Date: 		Tue, 11 Jun 1991 12:39:00 -0400
From: 		John Dorenkamp <DORENKAMP@HLYCROSS.BITNET>
Subject: 	Norton Facsimile
 
I have certainly found the Hinman (Norton) facsimile most useful.
But my purpose here is not to sing its praises but to yearn nostalgically
for the good old days.
 
In 1968, when the volume was published, I received a copy of it free
and unasked for.  (Those were the days when Norton sent everybody almost
everything.  Giving away books was cheaper than hiring sales reps.)
The price on the dust jacket flap is $15.00.
 
					John Dorenkamp
					Holy Cross College
 
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Date:    	Wed, 12 Jun 1991 13:24:31 EDT
From: 		Jay Funston <
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Subject: 2.0162  *TC*, Satire, [Norton Facsimile]
Comment: 	RE: SHK 2.0162  *TC*, Satire, [Norton Facsimile]
 
Polonius' idea about dramatic genre is even worse than the one I had
many years ago.  I wanted to call *T&C*, along with a list of other
plays Renaissance and modern, something to suggest sickness, and
coined "pathedy" to do the job.  Irving Ribner, may he rest in peace,
wisely suggested that I try something with a potential terminus instead.
I knocked out a harmless dissertation and got the degree, though I never
followed the rest of his advice to make the quite unnecessary new genre
into a book.  I think I did incorporate a play of Aristophanes and
*The Revenger's Tragedy* into the list.  Another gentleman did later
produce an article using (misspelling) the term as "pathody," hardly
analogous with "comedy" and "tragedy."  In a way, I'm happy to see
the problem still unsettled.
 
On another tack, I'm pleased that I accepted Norton's offer of the
Hinman Folio facsimile at the initial educators' offering price of
$15.00.
					Jay Funston
 

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