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Home :: Archive :: 1993 :: May ::
*Shrew* in the R.E.A.L World
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 330.  Wednesday, 26 May 1993.
 
From:           Skip Shand <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 May 1993 13:32 EDT
Subject:        Shrew in the R.E.A.L. World
 
Unless my ears were playing tricks, an ad this morning on Radio 590 AM,
a Toronto country music station (don't ask!), invited folks to the
up-coming Schomberg Agricultural Fair, and promised all the usual fairground
fun and games, including "A Wife-Calling Contest, For Prizes"! (Not hog-
calling, but hogs calling, I presume.)
 
Is this an old fair tradition? Have I missed a crucial article on the
informing folk roots of the last scene of *Shrew*? Or is this just another
free-standing piece of tasteless piggery, but containing an eerie echo for
SHAKSPERians?
 
Skip Shand
 

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