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Re: Shakespeare, Politics, The Globe, Wanamaker
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 567.  Wednesday, 22 Sept. 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Friday, 17 Sep 93  11:41 BST
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare, Politics, The Globe, Wanamaker
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Sep 93 11:42:00 BST
        Subj:   SHK 4.0540 Re: Shakespeare's Politics an
 
 
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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Friday, 17 Sep 93  11:41 BST
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare, Politics, The Globe, Wanamaker
 
Dear Mike Mullin,
 
I'm sure your former Irish mother-in-law knew the difference between
Sarcasm and Irony. For instance, being Irish, she might well have
appreciated the fact that some of the key scenes in Olivier's Henry V
(eg the battle of Agincourt) were shot in IRELAND. I can almost hear her
chuckling. Mind you, nothing POLITICAL involved, eh Mike?
 
Sadly, I'm not Welsh: quite the reverse.
 
Your man,
Terry Hawkes
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Sep 93 11:42:00 BST
Subject: Re: Shakespeare's Politics an
Comment:        SHK 4.0540 Re: Shakespeare's Politics an
 
James McKenna asks what I'm doing about the whole question of Wanamaker's
Globe project.  It's a fair question, though it doesn't admit of any simple
answer.  Wanamaker has gone around soliciting the support of academics, and
has managed that very successfully.  I'm an academic, and I've refused my
support; in fact I've written openly against it.  If James McKenna's mind is
changed as a result of all this then he too will think twice before he's
asked to support such a project.  That's two of us. It seems to me that on
the other side of the Atlantic there are only two forms of political
involvement- either you're a "limousine liberal" ( which I understand is a
term of abuse) or you go out and buy a gun. I think that you have at your
disposal many more subtle forms of political action, though I'm sure that the
traditions are different in the USA from the UK.  David Smith's rather crude
attempt at name calling carries no currency here whatsoever, so he'd better
understand that outside the USA Americanese of the kind he speaks does not
rule OK.
 
John Drakakis
 

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