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Re: New Shakespearean Knowledge
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0384.  Tuesday, 3 May 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Harry Hill <HILHAR@CONU2.BITNET
        Date:   Sunday, 01 May 1994 17:44:04 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0380  New Shakespeare Knowledge
 
(2)     From:   William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
        Date:   Sunday, 01 May 1994 22:42:51 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   The Ur-Hamlet
 
(3)     From:   Gregory McSweeney <
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        Date:   Monday, 02 May 1994 00:01:21 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   re: New Shakespearean Knowledge
 
(4)     From:   Nick Clary <
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        Date:   Monday, 02 May 1994 08:57:13 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Correcting exams can be amusing
 
 
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From:           Harry Hill <HILHAR@CONU2.BITNET>
Date:           Sunday, 01 May 1994 17:44:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0380  New Shakespeare Knowledge
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0380  New Shakespeare Knowledge
 
Lovely. Thank you. Reminded me of an undergraduate last year who wrote of Abbie
in DESIRE UNDER THE ELUMS [I shouldn't have pronounced it that way in that
class. . .] that "Abbie is completely self-servicing".
 
That time of year. ..isn't it?
 
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From:           William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Sunday, 01 May 1994 22:42:51 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        The Ur-Hamlet
 
Ronald Dwelle has done us all a favor. We now understand the basic outline and
structure of the Ur-Hamlet. I look forward to further installments in the
ongoing saga. I haven't laughed as much in days.
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           Gregory McSweeney <
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Date:           Monday, 02 May 1994 00:01:21 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        re: New Shakespearean Knowledge
 
R. Dwelle:
 
Yes, I have come across the ur-ur text of "Banana Hamlet"! Apparently, Auphelia
is a latent Lisbon, seeking a surragit mother in Gertrude. Since the latter is
attached to the control freak, Clodias, the result in pandemonier.
 
I'll alert the Folger.
 
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From:           Nick Clary <
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Date:           Monday, 02 May 1994 08:57:13 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Correcting exams can be amusing
 
Yes, students can make wonderful blunders in that odd little medium of textual
transmission and transformation that we in academia call a final examination.
I wonder why Ron Dwelle, who happily shared these little rhinestones with us,
bothered to include a telling [sic] along the way.  Surely we were not about
to attribute an error to his transcriptions, were we?
 
By the way, where did Gertrude's name come from?  And why do we spell Hamlet
or Shakespeare the way we do?  Perhaps there are some clues in the
pre-ur-Hamlet that we may have overlooked.  Clues about something....
 
Nick Clary
 

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