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Re: Shakespeare, Politics,
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 575.  Thursday, 23 Sept. 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Thursday, September 23, 1993
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare, Politics, etc.
 
(2)     From:   Tad Davis <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Sep 1993 09:40:17 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Enough already
 
(3)     From:   David Bank <
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        Date:   Wednesday,22 Sep 93 20:12:58 BST
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare, Politics, The Globe, Wanamaker
 
(4)     From:   William Godshalk <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Sep 1993 20:52:23 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare, Politics, The Globe, Wanamaker
 
(5)     From:   Kevin Berland <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Sep 93 22:33 EDT
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare, Politics, The Globe, Wanamaker
 
 
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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Thursday, September 23, 1993
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare, Politics, etc.
 
It seems to me that this particular discussion has run its course.  In
fairness to all concerned, I will allow one more round of submissions, and
then I ask those who wish to continue the discussion to do so privately.
This, of course, does not preclude discussion of any of the issues raised
in this thread in the future.
 
--Hardy M. Cook
  Editor of SHAKSPER
 
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From:           Tad Davis <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Sep 1993 09:40:17 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Enough already
 
Could we back off the political labeling and name-calling? It's gotten to
be downright unpleasant.
 
Tad Davis

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From:           David Bank <
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Date:           Wednesday,22 Sep 93 20:12:58 BST
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare, Politics, The Globe, Wanamaker
 
To Hawkes *everything* is political, which is (a) why he has nothing
specific, *a propos* or interesting to say, (b) why he has to
resort to ad hominem to say it. It is quite impossible to conduct
useful correspondence in this fashion. Put up - or shut up.
 
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From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Sep 1993 20:52:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare, Politics, The Globe, Wanamaker
 
In APPROPRIATING SHAKESPEARE: CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL QUARRELS, Brian Vickers
devotes part of his seventh chapter to the Cultural Materialists. He "started
life in a miner's cottage in South Wales" (414). He admits: "It is perfectly
possible, of course, that reactionary teachers exist, and that they might
appropriate aspects of the play [CORIOLANUS] as supporting their views, just as
neo-Althusserians do for theirs, and just as naive patriots do in times of
national danger. In which case, though, if my experience of class-rooms is at
all typical, they are soon likely to find intelligent and independent pupils
objecting . . ." (415).
 
It's that last part that I like. As Vickers emphasizes, working-class children
aren't necessarily stupid or ignorant.
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           Kevin Berland <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Sep 93 22:33 EDT
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare, Politics, The Globe, Wanamaker
 
I'd really like to know how one can be "just the opposite" of Welsh.  Please
explain.
 
Kevin Berland
 

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