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Qs: Fools; Sh Texts for TACT; Welsh for 1H4; *Lr.*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0265.  Wednesday, 5 April 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Todd Davis <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Apr 1995 18:13:07 +0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Fools
 
(2)     From:   Robert Burke <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 04 Apr 1995 13:20:32 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   TACT
 
(3)     From:   Peter John Still <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 4 Apr 95 15:16:28 CST
        Subj:   Welsh for 1 Henry IV
 
(4)     From:   James J. Hill, Jr. <E7E4JJH@TOWSONVX.BITNET>
        Date:   Tuesday, 04 Apr 1995 19:09:40 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Ending of *Lear*
 
 
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From:           Todd Davis <
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Date:           Monday, 3 Apr 1995 18:13:07 +0800 (PST)
Subject:        Fools
 
Hi Everyone:
 
My name is Todd Davis and I'm new to this list.  I'm currently a student at
California State University Northridge, and I'm studying Shakespeare under the
direction of Dr. Suzanne Collier.  I have received the previous messages, and
I'm thrilled to be a part of this conference.
 
I'm currently working on a project for my class entitled "The Wit and Wisdom of
Fools".  I have four texts currently: *Shakespearean Subversions: The trickster
and the play-text* by Richard Hillman, *Shakespeare's Wit and Humour* by
William Lawson, *Wise Fools in Shakespeare* by Robert Hillis Goldsmith, and
*Shakespeare's Motley* by Leslie Hotson.
 
If anyone has any other sources that I should try and acquire, please let me
know.  Thank you!
 
Todd
 
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From:           Robert Burke <
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Date:           Tuesday, 04 Apr 1995 13:20:32 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:        TACT
 
Would anyone there be able to furnish me with a list of Shakespeare plays on
TACT?  I received the _Hamlet_ several years ago, and would like to try more
now.  Thank you.  Please send an responses directly to me, Robert Burke at

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From:           Peter John Still <
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Date:           Tuesday, 4 Apr 95 15:16:28 CST
Subject:        Welsh for 1 Henry IV
 
Um - I'm almost embarrassed to ask - but does anyone out there in SHAKSPER land
have Welsh written for III.i of 1 Henry IV? Just written words would be great -
I do have a very basic grasp of the language - but with translation and tape
would be even better!
 
I'm also pursuing this though some Welsh contacts of my own, but it's not the
most tactful request an Englishman can make of a Welsh nationalist.
 
Many thanks for any help anyone might have - PeterJohn Still (various theaters,
including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, CTC in Minneapolis, the Guthrie
(occasionally!), the Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford.)
 
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From:           James J. Hill, Jr. <E7E4JJH@TOWSONVX.BITNET>
Date:           Tuesday, 04 Apr 1995 19:09:40 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Ending of *Lear*
 
A recent class discussion surprised me when some of students asserted that
Albany had abdicated when he said to Kent & Edgar: "Friends of my soul, you
twain,/Rule in the realm, and the gored state sustain." Kent replies "I have a
journey, sir, shortly to go./My master calls me, I must not say no."  Edgar
gives a more generalized statement that recognizes the "weight of this sad
time."  Neither seems even to consider that Albany is giving up the throne.
 
I have always assumed that Albany was merely telling them to direct the closure
of the military/political matters following the battle between the French and
the English, while he took care of the many funerals of the noble dead:  "Our
present business/Is general woe."
 
I can not imagine that Shakespeare would end the tragedy caused by the division
of the kingdom with yet another [intended] division of the kingdom!  Is it King
Edgar or King Albany?  [Certainly Cordelia's husband--King of France--is not a
factor to be considered.] J.J.Hill
 

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