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Qs: Mystery Shakespeare; Jonathan Miller
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0887. Thursday, 10 November 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Gillian Kendall <
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        Date:   Wedsday, 08 Nov 1995 19:22:58 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Mystery Shakespeare
 
(2)     From:   Roy Flannagan <
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        Date:   Thursday, 09 Nov 1995 19:17:47 EST
        Subj:   Jonathan Miller: How to reach him?
 
 
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From:           Gillian Kendall <
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Date:           Wedsday, 08 Nov 1995 19:22:58 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Mystery Shakespeare
 
This is my first contribution.
 
Lately I've been thinking about how often Shakespeare crops up in detective
fiction (I did a lot of relaxing post-partum reading this past summer).  While
my thoughts are scarcely even at the simmering stage, they're simmering enough
for me to request help in tracking down the name and author of a mystery I read
years ago.  Shakespeare was at the center:  a playwright produced a
biographical play (within the book -- sorry, I don't know how to edit email).
Before his play about Shakespeare's life was produced, a glove was found -- a
glove that apparently had belonged to Hamnet. At a dramatic moment in the play,
the Dark Lady pulls the glove onto her own hand.  I also remember that, in the
text, the glove is put on display in the foyer of the theater, and that it is
suggested that Shakespeare liked women who limped (there was a reference to
Cleopatra's hopping).
 
It was  a fun read, and I rather like the liberties it took with Shakespeare.
But what WAS the book?
 
Thanks for your help,
 
Gillian Kendall
Smith College
 
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From:           Roy Flannagan <
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Date:           Thursday, 09 Nov 1995 19:17:47 EST
Subject:        Jonathan Miller: How to reach him?
 
 
I had a very pleasant meeting with Jonathan Miller several years ago, at which
time he was a director of the Old Vic, but I have lost touch with his
whereabouts.  Can anyone on this list tell me if he maintains an email address,
or give me a snailmail address?
 
    Roy Flannagan
    {Milton Quarterly}
    Ellis Hall 378
    Ohio University
    Athens, OH 45701
    (614) 592-2450
 

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