1994

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0557.  Wednesday, 22 June 1994.
 
(1)     From:   David Joseph Kathman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Jun 94 11:01:51 CDT
        Subj:   o.j./Othello
 
(2)     From:   Martin Green <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Jun 94 21:30:05 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0552 Re: Similarities
 
 
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From:           David Joseph Kathman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 21 Jun 94 11:01:51 CDT
Subject:        o.j./Othello
 
Eric Zorn, in his column in today's (Tuesday) Chicago Tribune, mentions the
O.J. Simpson / Othello parallel.  He also points out that the situation is a
tragedy not only in the vernacular sense of "a terrible thing", but also in the
classical sense of "a fall from grace by a prominent figure due to a tragic
flaw".
 
Dave Kathman
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From:           Martin Green <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 21 Jun 94 21:30:05 -0400
Subject: 5.0552 Re: Similarities
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0552 Re: Similarities
 
Come on now, Cary Mazer! Every person who's ever read Othello thought, when he
or she heard of the charges against O.J. Simpson (and so far they're only
unproven charges), of the similarity between the day's news and the 300 year
old play. Can we not talk about it, without being accused of indulging in
"racist assumptions"? Honi soit qui mal y pense!
 
And yes, if you were to try to collect on the collateral of a pound of flesh,
I'd feel impelled to discuss with anyone who'd listen the similarity between
your action and Shylock's. Also, if you fell in love with the daughter of your
father's enemy, etc., etc., etc.
 
Sadly,
M. Green

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