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Re: What is this list for, exactly?
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0796.  Monday, 16 October 1995.
 
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        Date:   Monday, 16 Oct 1995 01:06:46 +0100
        Subj:   Re:  What is this list for, exactly?
 
(2)     From:   Milla Riggio <
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        Date:   Monday, 16 Oct 1995 00:15:28 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0789  What is this list for, exactly?
 
(3)     From:   Stephanie Hughes <
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        Date:   Monday, 16 Oct 1995 07:54:43 -0400 (EDT)
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From:           Marcello Cappuzzo <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Oct 1995 01:06:46 +0100
Subject:        Re:  What is this list for, exactly?
 
May I ask Jonathan Sawday a very simple question?  You are "a Shakespeare
editor," and you "write and think about Early Modern European culture." You
"teach (and have taught) the plays, texts, images, philosophy, politics, and
science of that era to undergraduates and postgraduates in the UK, and in
Ireland, and in the US." In a word, you are a scholar who *could* give SHAKSPER
valuable contributions.  Why don't you do so, why don't you state what you'd
like to discuss to start with, instead of wasting your time (and perhaps not
only yours) listing what you do not like of other people's discussions?
 
Marcello Cappuzzo
University of Palermo
 
P.S. If you want to teach me how to get rid of my "absurd devotion to
having [my] name spelt correctly," I'm ready to listen to you, but on one
condition:  that you don't really believe that as long as you wear your wig
and don't take sides people'll mistake you for a man *super partes*.
 
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Date:           Monday, 16 Oct 1995 00:15:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 6.0789  What is this list for, exactly?
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0789  What is this list for, exactly?
 
A postscript to Jonathan Sawday's message:
 
When I first joined SHAKESPER, I looked forward eagerly to the exchanges on the
list.  I don't know whether they have simply become so familiar to me that I no
longer find them exciting or whether they have become so personal, so
repetitive, and well, on the whole, to me at least so nearly banal or what, but
I now discover that I have 244 unread letters in my system.  I haven't taken to
deleting them, because I fantasize that when I get around to actually reading
them, I will find something of real value imbedded there.  But, in truth, I
have not found the time even to open the files for the past two months until
today and I chose to read the one message that questioned the meaning of the
list.
 
For what it's worth....
 
Milla Riggio
 
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From:           Stephanie Hughes <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Oct 1995 07:54:43 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 6.0789  What is this list for, exactly?
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0789  What is this list for, exactly?
 
Mr. Sawday,
 
This list, or any list, is for members to exchanges views on topics related to
the subject of the list. The various threads are labelled, in part, so that
members may skip what doesn't interest them. The twelve step program has a very
useful motto which is passed along to all who take part: "keep what you like
and leave the rest." The discussions that seem fruitless to you may not seem so
to those involved in them. I suggest you ask questions or bring up topics on
subjects that are of interest to you. You'll find that you attract others who
share your interests.
 
Stephanie Hughes
 

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