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Re: Shakespeare and Politics Discussion
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 609.  Thursday, 30 Sept. 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Jon Enriquez <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Sep 1993 09:37:32 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0598  Re: SHAKSPER Discussions
 
(2)     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Sep 93  15:37 BST
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare, Politics, etc.
 
(3)     From:   Nate Johnson <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Sep 93 21:20:06 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0580  Re: Shakespeare, Politics, etc.
 
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Sep 1993 09:37:32 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 4.0598  Re: SHAKSPER Discussions
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0598  Re: SHAKSPER Discussions
 
I thought this one would die, but I guess not...
 
I thought the point of Hardy's intervention was a comment on the
increasingly ill-mannered and ad hominem nature of the postings.
We haven't been subject to flaming on this list; quite the contrary,
in fact.  Surely the editor has the authority to insist on a certain
standard level of etiquette.
 
Should he have cut off debate on the topic itself?  Probably not, as
Hardy himself acknowledges; moreover, the discussion appears to have
died of its own accord.
 
Forward.
 
Jon Enriquez
The Graduate School
Georgetown University
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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Sep 93  15:37 BST
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare, Politics, etc.
 
 
Dear Kevin Berland: In fact, I said 'quite the reverse' (not 'just the
opposite') in respect of being Welsh. It's reputedly what Oscar Wilde
used to say when asked if he were English. I'm afraid it has a political
(sshh!) as well as a cultural (and even, in his case, sexual) dimension.
Think about it.
 
Dear Bill Godshalk: Yes I know that Brian Vickers ridicules the idea that
right-wing teachers (say) might ever be able to appropriate CORIOLANUS.
But what does he think happened in Nazi Germany? CORIOLANUS was so
expertly appropriated there that when US forces arrived in Berlin in
1945, they banned all productions of the play for that reason.
 
Dear David Bank: Is this what you mean by 'specific'?
 
Terry Hawkes
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Sep 93 21:20:06 EDT
Subject: 4.0580  Re: Shakespeare, Politics, etc.
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0580  Re: Shakespeare, Politics, etc.
 
Hardy,
 
As much as I understand your motivations for wanting to close down the
Shakespeare and Politics discussion, I have to second Edward Pechter's
comment.  Although I haven't yet felt compelled to jump in, I find this
discussion to be one of the most interesting yet on SHAKSPER (it fits
quite closely with my own research interests, I admit).  It gives me,
as a graduate student, an idea of what I'm getting myself into, among other
things.
 
Of course, since you do all the work, your decision on the matter should
be respected.
 
--Nate Johnson
 

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