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Qs: Hamlet's "Whore"; Bevington on Disk?
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 92. Tuesday, 21 Apr 1992.
 
 
(1)	Date: 	Fri, 17 Apr 1992 18:48:40 -0400
	From: 	Ronald Dwelle <
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	Subj: 	Hamlet gloss--like a whore
 
(2)	From: 	William Kemp <
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	Subj: 	Bevington on disk
	Date: 	Tue, 21 Apr 1992 11:45:38 -0400
 
	
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Date: 		Fri, 17 Apr 1992 18:48:40 -0400
From: 		Ronald Dwelle <
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Subject: 	Hamlet gloss--like a whore
 
Could someone explain (or direct me to an explanation) of Hamlet's
self-condemning line, that he "must like a whore unpack my heart with
words" (II,ii, 570).
 
The suggestion is that whores are unusually verbal, given to revealing
their innermost thoughts in conversation--quite a contrast to contemporary
dramatizations.
 
Is this an Elizabethan cliche? Are we to take it as a "twisted" Hamletian
view? Or what?
 
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From: 		William Kemp <
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Subject: 	Bevington on disk
Date: 		Tue, 21 Apr 1992 11:45:38 -0400
 
Searching through the logs I've found nothing recent on whether or
not Bevington's new edition will be available in electronic form. As
soon as the print copy appeared (same day) my Harper/Collins book
rep showed up offering two bribes for adopting it -- a 'green stamp' method of
getting free videos, and an electronic version of the edition available
(free!) only to those who adopt the book. A month later, when I told her
that I'd decided to use the book, the disk version was (maybe) not going
to be available. Has anyone else heard similar stories? Is my book rep
making all this up?
 
Bill Kemp
Mary Washington College
Fredericksburg, Va..
 

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