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Englishness; Let there be light; SSE in Vermont
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0246.  Thursday, 28 March 1996.

(1)     From:   Scott Crozier <
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        Date:   Thursday, 28 Mar 1996 13:41:54 +1000
        Subj:   Re: Englishness

(2)     From:   Michael Best <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 27 Mar 1996 21:40:42 -0800
        Subj:   Let there be light

(3)     From:   The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express <
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        Date:   Thursday, 28 Mar 1996 11:58:32 -0500
        Subj:   SSE in Vermont


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From:           Scott Crozier <
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Date:           Thursday, 28 Mar 1996 13:41:54 +1000
Subject:        Re: Englishness

I presume that this topic may have already been discussed at some length at a
time when I was not a member of this list, so I apologise if this is repetition
but I was wondering what SHAKSPERians thought was the most English of
Shakespeare's plays. Discounting the English Histories, which play(s)
encapsulates what was "English" for Shakespeare? If there is such a beast, what
elements of Englishness did he highlight?

Regards,
Scott Crozier

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From:           Michael Best <
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Date:           Wednesday, 27 Mar 1996 21:40:42 -0800
Subject:        Let there be light

Bruce Fenton comments on Shakespeare's variations on the word "light." My
favourite is from _Love's Labours Lost_:

. . . all delights are vain, but that most vain
Which, with pain purchased, doth inherit pain:
As painfully to pore upon a book
To seek the light of truth, while truth the while
Doth falsely blind the eyesight of his look.
Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So, ere you find where light in darkness lies,
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes.
     (1.1.70-79)

Enlightening indeed.

Michael Best
Department of English, University of Victoria,
Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada.
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From:           The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express <
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Date:           Thursday, 28 Mar 1996 11:58:32 -0500
Subject:        SSE in Vermont

The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express will be performing in the Burlington/
Colchester area during the second week of October.  If anyone on this list
would like to share the week with St. Michael's (who is already on board)
please contact Margo McGirr at 
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I am the new Booking Coordinator and I'll be representing the SSE at the
ISA...for those of you who have seen the SSE in the past three years, I played
Olivia, Kate, and Cleopatra.  Please feel free to stop by my table in LA or
e-mail me for further discussion.
 

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