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Re: Humor; Catholic
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0450.  Tuesday, 6 June 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Robert Appelbaum <
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        Date:   Monday, 5 Jun 1995 13:16:07 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0447 Re: American and British Humor
 
(2)     From:   Mack Carter <
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        Date:   Monday, 05 Jun 1995 19:37:42 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0446  Q: Was he a Catholic?
 
(3)     From:   Melissa Aaaron <
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        Date:   Monday, 5 Jun 1995 21:48:34 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0446 Q: Was he a Catholic?
 
(4)     From:   Tom Hill <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 06 Jun 1995 19:41:40 JST
        Subj:   Re: Was he a Catholic?
 
 
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From:           Robert Appelbaum <
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Date:           Monday, 5 Jun 1995 13:16:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 6.0447 Re: American and British Humor
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0447 Re: American and British Humor
 
Surely it is a bit hasty to make generalizations about contemporary popular
culture in America or Great Britain as being reliable indicators of the state
of popular culture in Shakespeare's time?  Surely it is at least a little bit
problematic to claim that "the British" have sustained a single popular
tradition of humor (or humour) from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II?  Surely not
all Brits share a taste for Benny Hill, or all Yanks a taste for Roseanne Barr?
 Surely it isn't an issue of "national character" whether some people today
find the scapegoating of Malvolio distasteful?
 
-- Robert Appelbaum
 
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Date:           Monday, 05 Jun 1995 19:37:42 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 6.0446  Q: Was he a Catholic?
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0446  Q: Was he a Catholic?
 
He was a Jew! Oops, sorry that's Hilter's father.  Shakespear was baptized on
April 24, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The third of eight
children, he was the eldest son of John Shakespeare, a local merchant and Mary
Arden, daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the landed gentry.  The answer
would seem to be according to my data is that Shakespeare was Catholic. I
hope this help.
 
                        
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From:           Melissa Aaaron <
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Date:           Monday, 5 Jun 1995 21:48:34 +0200
Subject: 6.0446 Q: Was he a Catholic?
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0446 Q: Was he a Catholic?
 
I don't have anything to contribute, I just wanted to second the query. What's
the (reasonably responsible, scholarly) position in the Spiritual Will?
 
Melissa Aaron
University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
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From:           Tom Hill <
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Date:           Tuesday, 06 Jun 1995 19:41:40 JST
Subject:        Re: Was he a Catholic?
 
Wonderful question Zoltan!
 
I hope someone can lay some research on us and not just a quick answer.
 
Tom Hill
 

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