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Re: Leontes' Disease
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0229.  Tuesday, 15 March 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Jimmy Carrillo <U5496851@NMSUVM1>
        Date:   Monday, 14 Mar 94 23:41:05 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0226  Re: Leontes' Disease
 
(2)     From:   Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 15 Mar 1994 09:02:01 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0226 Re: Leontes' Disease
 
 
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From:           Jimmy Carrillo <U5496851@NMSUVM1>
Date:           Monday, 14 Mar 94 23:41:05 EST
Subject: 5.0226  Re: Leontes' Disease
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0226  Re: Leontes' Disease
 
I found much value in the interview done by Elizabeth Schmitt on Patrick
Stewart.  Being a social worker, I'm quite familiar with many a green-eyed
lunacies that certainly can tear families apart in the ugliest ways.
 
I'd like to expand on my social worker's perspective on Shakespeare, but first,
I must admit that I was rather dumbfounded on the last comment written by Ms.
Schmitt regarding "HIV."  Did you mean to say that Patrick Stewart is an HIV
victim?
 
Don't want to make this sound like an attempt to gossip monger; I'd just like
some clarification, and as a social worker, I'll admit, I'm curious to know.
 
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From:           Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 15 Mar 1994 09:02:01 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0226 Re: Leontes' Disease
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0226 Re: Leontes' Disease
 
Elizabeth Schmitt's interesting note on Leontes' "disease" reminds me of an
unpublished paper that I wrote two decades ago. In it I proved beyond a shadow
of a doubt that Leontes may or may not have been suffering from what Robert
Burton labels "choler adust." It's a malady that also afflicts Pandosto in
Robert Greene's THE TRIUMPH OF TIME, characterized by a "hairbrain
disposition." Victims are susceptible to being "apt to quarrel . . . furious,
impatient of discourse, stiff, irrefragable and prodigious in their tenents;
and if they be moved, most violent, outrageous, ready to disgrace, provoke any,
to kill themselves and others." There's more but this is enough for e-mail.
 
Ken Rothwell
 

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