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Re: Wanamaker's Globe
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 526.  Saturday, 4 Sept. 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Thursday, 02 Sep 93 13:53:25 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0524 Re: Wanamaker's Globe
 
(2)     From:   Bill Denning <
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        Date:   Friday, 03 Sep 1993 00:11:08 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0524  Re: Wanamaker's Globe
 
 
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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Thursday, 02 Sep 93 13:53:25 +0100
Subject: 4.0524 Re: Wanamaker's Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0524 Re: Wanamaker's Globe
 
What Shakespeare 'was' (ie radical or conservative) is not knowable, and
not really the issue here. I happen to think his works are quite radical
and extremely politicized. The interesting question (for me, at least)
is the uses of Shakespeare and particularly the way these radical texts
have been employed to conservative ends. I would like to resist these
appropriations; not because I am against appropriation (it's inevitable)
but because I wish to advance other, alternative, appropriations.
 
For me bardbiz = politicalbiz, so long as 'biz' is 'what we do' and not
simply synonymous with 'industry' in the capitalist sense.
 
>      What does [Michael Mullin] think the function of these phony
>      ties with a past "Golden Age" really is?  Why has the British
>      government recently legislated that the study of Shakespeare
>      shall become compulsory at every level of the education system?
>      Why has Prince Charles, this summer, instigated his own
>      Shakespeare summer school at Stratford?  Has it got absolutely
>      nothing to do with our imminent absorption into Europe?  With
>      Ireland?  With the declining fortunes of the House of Windsor?
>      Think about it, Michael -- as presumably Sam "Commander of the
>      British Empire" Wanamaker has.
>
> What can I say but the obvious?  There's only one person on the Globe
> who will be able to expose this Moriartian SOB for what he is and tell
> the true story, and that's Oliver Stone.  I can put you in touch.  People
> gotta know!
 
Terence Hawkes has asked these questions, and I would like to hear
some answers - because I have only a vague sense of the some of
the things that Terence is hinting at. May we please discuss these,
rather than dismiss them as leftie-paranoia?
 
Regards
 
Gabriel Egan

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Date:           Friday, 03 Sep 1993 00:11:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 4.0524  Re: Wanamaker's Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0524  Re: Wanamaker's Globe
 
IMHO flame wars need not apply.
 
Bill
 

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