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Re: Light and Heat; Iachimo
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0482.  Wednesday, 1 June 1994.
 
(1)     From:   W. L. Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
        Date:   Tuesday, 31 May 1994 22:26:41 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Let there be heat and light!
 
(2)     From:   W. L. Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
        Date:   Tuesday, 31 May 1994 22:37:53 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Jachimo/Iachimo
 
 
(1)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           W. L. Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Tuesday, 31 May 1994 22:26:41 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Let there be heat and light!
 
For David Evett:
 
Every time I make a choice, I create a hierarchy. There's nothing wrong with
hierarchies, David. Without them, cognition is quite possibly impossible.
George Lakoff, WOMEN, FIRE, AND DANGEROUS THINGS: WHAT CATEGORIES REVEAL ABOUT
THE MIND, found that categories are arranged hierarhically (well, kind of,
anyway). Members of a category are NOT equal; some members are better than
others. You might also find his work on metaphor helpful: METAPHORS WE LIVE BY,
with Mark Johnson. You see, I was using "heat" and "light" metaphorically!
 
Now, what did I "mean" by those metaphors. Well, I meant approximately what
Shakespeare meant by them. See Marvin Spevack, A SHAKESPEARE THESAURUS. "Heat"
means "vehemence" and "anger" (14.37, 14.29 in Spevack). And "light" means
"knowledge" (15.06).
 
What I meant was: maybe someone would bring some "knowledge" to the
interpretation of Adriana's difficult speech. How about it? What is Adriana
talking about?
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           W. L. Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Tuesday, 31 May 1994 22:37:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Jachimo/Iachimo
 
Thanks to Diana Henderson for the John Pitcher reference. And John, as usual,
is right on the money. I forgot to mention the references to "jack" in 2.1.2
and 2.1.20 (Riverside ed.), in the scene before Jachimo pops from the box. This
seems to be a little proleptic nudge for the audience.
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 

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