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Re: "A Funeral Elegy"
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0032.  Friday, 12 January 1996.

(1)     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Jan 1996 22:04:01 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0030 "A Funeral Elegy"

(2)     From:   Michael Yogev <
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        Date:   Friday, 12 Jan 1996 15:12:24 +0200 (WET)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0030 "A Funeral Elegy"


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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Jan 1996 22:04:01 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 7.0030 "A Funeral Elegy"
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0030 "A Funeral Elegy"

Hello, Don.

Will you be posting the full text of the poem to the SHAKSPER fileserver?  I'd
be interested in seeing it.

Respectfully,
Sean Kevin Lawrence.

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From:           Michael Yogev <
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Date:           Friday, 12 Jan 1996 15:12:24 +0200 (WET)
Subject: 7.0030 "A Funeral Elegy"
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0030 "A Funeral Elegy"

The Elegy indeed sounds fascinating and worth the effort to consider.  Is there
a published text now available, or will there be soon?  My only quibble with
Don Foster's generous and detailed posting is with his characterization of the
Elegy as "like _The Tempest_, valedictory."  I find _The Tempest_ to be many
things, but none of them valedictory.  What precisely does this term mean, in
this context?  To me _The Tempest_ seems a highly Jacobean play without much of
the transgressive hijinks and sexual fun--a grim affair altogether.  Any
comments?

Michael Yogev
University of Haifa
 

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