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Rs: Authorship, Hallett on Sequence
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 85. Monday, 13 Apr 1992.
 
 
(1)	Date: 	Thu, 9 Apr 1992 15:28:12 -0400
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	Subj:   Re: SHK 3.0082  Miscellaneous Notes & Queries
 
(2)	Date: 	Sun, 12 Apr 1992 22:46:51 -0400
	From: 	Steve Urkowitz <surcc@cunyvm.bitnet>
	Subj:   Re: SHK 3.0077  Charles Hallett on Scene vs. Sequence
 
	
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Date: 		Thu, 9 Apr 1992 15:28:12 -0400
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Subject: 3.0082  Miscellaneous Notes & Queries
Comment:     	Re: SHK 3.0082  Miscellaneous Notes & Queries
 
I have an apology to make to Charles Beauclerk. I find on looking again
at _Debrett_ that "Earl of Burford" remains a courtesy title, and that
Charles Beauclerk is indeed a descendant of the 17th Earl of Oxford,
d. 1604. *Re* the main point: I'm still irritated by the presumption
which disallows "Shakespeare" to a Stratford son, where "Ben Jonson"
-- born poor, the stepson of a bricklayer, but like Shakespeare a claimant
to gentle ancestry - passes without remark. What, precisely, is the
discrepancy between the documentary evidence of Shakespeare's authorship
and the plays themselves which cries out for explanation? If this can't
be clearly stated, then all we have is the depressing sight of a solution
in search of a problem. It is not impertinent to remark that, while the
Earl's reputation would be redeemed by appropriating Shakespeare's,
Shakespeare's reputation would lose much by assimilation into the Earl's.
The Earl was, after all, an awful nutter.
 
                    David Bank
                    University of Glasgow, Scotland
 
 
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Date: 		Sun, 12 Apr 1992 22:46:51 -0400
From: 		Steve Urkowitz <surcc@cunyvm.bitnet>
Subject: 3.0077  Charles Hallett on Scene vs. Sequence
Comment:      	Re: SHK 3.0077  Charles Hallett on Scene vs. Sequence
 
A thought prompted by Luis Games sensible discussion on the way "modern" scene
numbering and illusionistic scene design may confuse our thinking about
Shakespearean action:  The system of Act-Scene-Line numbers that seems
universally applied in scholarly writing interferes with any easy awareness
of how close or how far apart in time are any two events called for in a
script.  Through Line Numbers are far more helpful.  Perhaps with the growing
availability of computerized texts of the plays more people will make use of
TLNs at least to supplement the older forms.
 
                 Steve Urkowitz  SURCC@CUNYVM
 

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