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Re: Q. Glass; Recent *Rom*; Tender Macbeth; Outsiders
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0794.  Friday, 7 October 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Melissa Aaron <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 4 Oct 1994 21:07:29 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0779 Q: Quizzing Glass
 
(2)     From:   Kathleen Campbell <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 05 Oct 94 11:14:40 EST
        Subj:   Re: Recent Romeo and Juliet
 
(3)     From:   E. L. Epstein <epstein%
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        Date:   Wednesday, 05 Oct 1994 23:07:12 EDT
        Subj:   RE: SHK 5.0787  Re: Tender Macbeth
 
(4)     From:   Thomas Hall <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Oct 1994 16:04:12 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   [Outsiders]
 
 
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From:           Melissa Aaron <
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Date:           Tuesday, 4 Oct 1994 21:07:29 +0200
Subject: 5.0779 Q: Quizzing Glass
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0779 Q: Quizzing Glass
 
I think a quizzing glass is something like a lorgnette, except with only one
lens.  Dangling at the end of a chain, it enables one to "quiz" (stare, glance,
look at "quizzically") things and other persons who may or may not also be
"quizzical" (and therefore what Jane Austen's slangy young ladies would call
"quizzes.")
 
I don't know why they're so necessary to Shakespeare, though. Congreve, maybe.
Shakespeare, maybe not.
 
        Melissa Aaron
 
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From:           Kathleen Campbell <
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Date:           Wednesday, 05 Oct 94 11:14:40 EST
Subject:        Re: Recent Romeo and Juliet
 
There was also a brief article in the June 20, 1994 Newsweek about the Israeli-
Palestinian Romeo and Juliet.  I am currently preparing a course on the play
and would love a copy of the Washington Post article Michael Fields mentions
and the transcript of the NPR broadcast.  Is there any other information
available on this production?
 
Kathleen Campbell
 
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From:           E. L. Epstein <epstein%
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Date:           Wednesday, 05 Oct 1994 23:07:12 EDT
Subject: 5.0787  Re: Tender Macbeth
Comment:        RE: SHK 5.0787  Re: Tender Macbeth
 
Yes I made it up. ELE
 
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From:           Thomas Hall <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Oct 1994 16:04:12 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:        [Outsiders]
 
Melissa Aaron-- I am also engaged in the study of women and outsiders in
Shakespeare. We are looking at the way that gender was used as a role as
opposed to a physical reality. The women in several of his plays seem to cast
off their gender in favor of the male to set things straight. ie Portia in -MV-
ans Rosalind in -AYLI-. These women are able to put on mens clothes and act
convincingly as men (at least to the other characters in the play) and use
their "Womanly" wisdom to set things straight.
 
What do you think of this idea? What does it say about men? For that matter
what does it say about women?
 
Thomas Hall
Northeastern Illinois University

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