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Re: Similarities
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0544.  Monday, 20 June 1994.
 
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        Date:   Sunday, 19 Jun 1994 09:32:57 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0542 Q: Similarities
 
(2)     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Sunday, 19 Jun 1994 15:33:49 -0300
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(3)     From:   David Joseph Kathman <
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        Date:   Sunday, 19 Jun 94 18:28:14 CDT
        Subj:   Re:  SHK 5.0542  Q: Similarities
 
(4)     From:   W. L. Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
        Date:   Sunday, 19 Jun 1994 20:12:36 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Similarities
 
 
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Date:           Sunday, 19 Jun 1994 09:32:57 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 5.0542 Q: Similarities
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0542 Q: Similarities
 
And sunglasses in place of the handkerchief.  Arise, black vengeance, from the
hollow hell.  (O.J. the hell-o).
 
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Date:           Sunday, 19 Jun 1994 15:33:49 -0300
Subject: 5.0542  Q: Similarities
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0542  Q: Similarities
 
Where's the "history of spousal abuse" in Othello?  It seems altogether alien
and, to Desdemona at last, utterly surprising when it occurs.
 
That said, it's a pretty interesting comparison.
 
        Cheers,
        Sean Lawrence.
 
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Date:           Sunday, 19 Jun 94 18:28:14 CDT
Subject: 5.0542  Q: Similarities
Comment:        Re:  SHK 5.0542  Q: Similarities
 
I applaud E. H. Pearlman's trenchant observation of the similarities between O.
J. Simpson and Othello.  These parallels are much too striking to be the result
of coincidence; we all know Samuel Schoenbaum was off his rocker when he said
that "life and art are full of cunning parallels". Thus, I think we should
acknowledge the inevitable conclusion: O. J. Simpson wrote *Othello* (or at
least the parts that weren't written by Erich von Daniken).
 
Dave Kathman

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From:           W. L. Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Sunday, 19 Jun 1994 20:12:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Similarities
 
Elihu Pearlman forgot the the "suicide" theme in his list of similarities.
Oscar Wilde told us that life imitates art, but I find this particular instance
too sad for my usual frivolity and quips.
 
Sadly, I remain,
Bill Godshalk
 

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