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Re: *Romeo and Juliet*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0165.  Saturday, 4 March 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Friday, 3 Mar 1995 17:28:20 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0145 Re: *Romeo and Juliet*
 
(2)     From:   Jennie Johnson <
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        Date:   Saturday, 4 Mar 1995 15:07:09 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   [Re: *Romeo and Juliet*]
 
(3)     From:   Marcia Hepps <hepps@IPFWCVAX.BITNET>
        Date:   Friday, 03 Mar 1995 11:01:31 EST
        Subj:   [Re: *Romeo and Juliet*]
 
 
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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Friday, 3 Mar 1995 17:28:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 6.0145 Re: *Romeo and Juliet*
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0145 Re: *Romeo and Juliet*
 
Hi, guys.
 
This may seem trivial, but isn't there another interpretation of the line where
the nurse talks about her teeth?  "To my teen be it spoken I have but four"
could mean that she has four-teen, which makes her bet a little more touching:
she knows her dental situation, and is willing to bet every tooth in her head.
 
Just a thought.
 
Cheers,
Sean.
 
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From:           Jennie Johnson <
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Date:           Saturday, 4 Mar 1995 15:07:09 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        [Re: *Romeo and Juliet*]
 
Does anyone have any issues or comments to raise on Romeo and Juliet, Act 1
sc.5 (Party where the lovers meet)  and Act. 3 sc. 3 (Friar Lawrence's cell).
These two scenes are given to English children in the new S.A.T.S. exam this
summer. (Standard Attainment Targets) The kids are 13/14. Any interesting
observations will be much appreciated. I am a student teacher just outside
London.
 
        Thanks in advance....
                                .....Jennie.
 
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From:           Marcia Hepps <hepps@IPFWCVAX.BITNET>
Date:           Friday, 03 Mar 1995 11:01:31 EST
Subject:        [Re: *Romeo and Juliet*]
 
RE:R&J I have three questions about the final scene and I would appreciate any
and all considered opinions- 1) "Tybalt, liest thou there in thu bloody sheet?"
Would the Caps really have laid Tyb out without cleaning him up or is this a
metaphor for shroud or what thinkst thou? 2)"Thy husband in thy bosom there
lies dead" does this mean that Romeo has literally fallen on her chest and
she's talking and doesnt realize this or are we talking metaphor again? 3)"A
cup clos'd in my true love's hand" are we to believe that Romeo hauls in a
chalice and some thing to pour liquid out of and stops the scne to mix this
toddy for himself and if not why doesnt she say vial- I know cup clos'ed is
better sounding than vial clos'd but I always assume Shakespeare was telling me
something and maybe I'm missing it.
 
Thanks for thinking on this-I'm stumped.
 

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