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Re: Margaret, Lilith, and Shakespeare
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 413.  Saturday, 3 July 1993.
From:           Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.bitnet>
Date:           Friday, 2 Jul 1993 13:31 EDT
Subject:        Re: Margaret, Lilith, and Shakespeare
Re: SHK 4.0361
I don't see the connection between Lilith and anti-semitism, even if
Shakespeare is thinking of Lilith when creating Margaret.  I think Irene Dash
has written perceptively about Margaret in her excellent book *Women in
Re: SHK 4.0365  Re: Margaret, Lilith, and Shakespeare
Re Henry V's anger about the boys and the luggage: is there any proof that
Henry is angry about THAT and not about the fact that the French are still on
the field?  Let's forget Olivier and Branagh for a moment. The boys and the
luggage are not on stage and by the time Henry enters Fluellen is talking about
something else altogether.  The audience has been given ample time to forget
the boys and the luggage as anything else but an infraction of the rules of war
(that is, their killing is the infraction, not the boys themselves). All of
this was brought out by Joan Hartwig in a brilliant paper she presented at
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo last May.

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