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Lone Women
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 251. Thursday, 10 Oct 1991.
 
 
(1)	Date: 	Fri, 4 Oct 91 16:27:58 EST
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	Subj: 	Lone Women
 
(2)	Date: 	Wed, 9 Oct 91 09:55:46 PDT
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	Subj: 	SHK 2.0249  Lone Women in Shakespeare
 
 
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Date: 		Fri, 4 Oct 91 16:27:58 EST
From: 		John T. Aney <
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Subject: 	Lone Women
 
Someone mentioned the women in King John possibly never seeing another
woman.  In fact, there is the wonderful scene before the gates of
Angiers where Eleanor and the Queen of France (I'm bound to remember
her name 30 seconds after I send this message) have a heated discussion
as to the real King of England.  So, neither of them qualify.
 
jta
 
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Date: 		Wed, 9 Oct 91 09:55:46 PDT
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Subject: Lone Women in Shakespeare
Comment: 	SHK 2.0249  Lone Women in Shakespeare
 
Oh, if you mean that a woman is more likely to be reduced to an item of
male exchange if she is alone, or that the lack of contact with other women
in the text functions as a sign of her being so used, that makes sense.
In that connection, it is interesting that both Helen and Cressida are so used,
and while they appear in the same play, they never have contact with each
other, though they are compared by Troilus.
 
						Kay Stockholder
 

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