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Responses: Lone Women, The Atlantic
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 243. Monday, 30 Sep 1991.
 
 
(1)	Date: 	Sat, 28 Sep 91 15:50:36 PDT
	From: 	Kay Stockholder <
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	Subj: 	Cressida, for Lars Engle.
 
(2)	Date: 	Mon, 30 Sep 1991 11:00:31 -0400
	From: 	Lorin Wertheimer <st702266@brownvm.bitnet>
	Subj:   Women alone on stage
 
(3)	Date: 	Mon, 30 Sep 1991 09:12:01 -0400
	From: 	Richard Feinman <feinman@snybksac.bitnet>
	Subj:   Re: SHK 2.0241  N&Q: Oxford [and the Atlantic]
 
 
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Date: 		Sat, 28 Sep 91 15:50:36 PDT
From: 		Kay Stockholder <
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Subject: 	Cressida, for Lars Engle.
 
Lady Macbeth appears with no other women.  What significance are you
attaching to the women figures who appear with no other women?
 
				Yours, Kay
 
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Date: 		Mon, 30 Sep 1991 11:00:31 -0400
From: 		Lorin Wertheimer <st702266@brownvm.bitnet>
Subject:      	Women alone on stage
 
In regard to women who never find other females in Shakespeare:
 
I believe Lady Macbeth never sees another woman, nor does Lady Macduff.
In Antony and Cleopatra, Octavia is without a female counterpart, unless you
count ladies in waiting.  You can check King Richard II to see if the queen,
Richard's wife, ever sees another woman.  In Richard III, there are minor
female characters, I think, who do not see any other females, but I remember
this from a strange production and it may not be textually supported.
In 1HIV the tavern woman doesn't meet anyone, though she does talk to Doll
Tearsheet in 2HIV, and is alone again in 1HV.  The wives in Julius Caesar
have but a scene apiece, I think, and therefore see no one but their hubbys.
It is very possible that the queen in King John sees no women, but this is
a long shot--it has been a long time.  In Othello, if Cassio's girlfriend is
not in the final act, I think she never meets other women.  hope this helps.
 
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Date: 		Mon, 30 Sep 1991 09:12:01 -0400
From: 		Richard Feinman <feinman@snybksac.bitnet>
Subject: 2.0241  N&Q: Oxford [and the Atlantic]
Comment:      	Re: SHK 2.0241  N&Q: Oxford [and the Atlantic]
 
In reply to Lee Jacobus, the Atlantic is much worse on scientific issues, much
more give to "the establishment is hiding the truth from you," and "researchers
in the know, say that'" on scientific issues than in the arts.  It is actually
not a major magazine.  It once was and we tolerate it as we tolerate the aging
professor who tries to dress like a rock star.  We will be sad when it folds.
 

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