Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0654. Thursday, 4 August 1994.
Date: Wednesday, 03 Aug 1994 21:13:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0652 Generic Expectations
Comment: Re: SHK 5.0652 Generic Expectations
I think Noel Chevalier's comments on our expectations of genre are excellent.
Figures like Malvolio and Caius, who refuse to accept comic reconciliation,
deny my expectations. But do they deny another auditor's expectations?
Obviously, expectations are built up by previous experience, and since we all
have different experiences, can a playwright rely on each auditor coming to the
theatre with the same or even similar expectations?
Yours, Bill Godshalk