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Re: "Jazz Age" MUCH ADO; Hendiadys
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0785.  Wednesday, 6 November 1996.

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        Date:   Friday, 01 Nov 1996 08:53:11 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   "Jazz Age" MUCH ADO

(2)     From:   Steve Urkowitz <
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        Date:   Friday, 01 Nov 96 09:29:43 EST
        Subj:   Re: Hendiadys


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From:           Robert White <
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Date:           Friday, 01 Nov 1996 08:53:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        "Jazz Age" MUCH ADO

Perhaps the "jazz age" MUCH ADO that Jeff Nyhoff asks about was the Joseph Papp
production out of New York.  I remember that it was broadcast over PBS on April
8, 1974, the same night that Hank Aaron hit home run 715; I was switching
channels, trying to watch both.  I saw the film once after that, and it was a
fine production.  Even if Papp's is not the MUCH ADO that Jeff is thinking
about, I'd be grateful to learn where I might get a copy.

Bob White
The Citadel

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From:           Steve Urkowitz <
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Date:           Friday, 01 Nov 96 09:29:43 EST
Subject:        Re: Hendiadys

Hendiadys --  The crucial piece is George T. Wright's "Hendiadys in HAMLET"
which won one of the annual awards for the best article printed in PMLA in the
early 1980s?.  My own small addition to the world of Shakespearean
hendiadysology was an observation, following on Ted Wright's essay, about the
Q1 - Q2 variants.

Wright had observed that HAMLET has upwards of 65 instances of the figure while
Shakespeare's other plays have 6 or 7 or so (and these are far more frequent
than any incidence found in other plays in the period).  I checked Wright's
list of instances from Q2 against the Q1 text.  Q1, by gosh, has only six or
seven, and one of those is unique to it. Arguing against the piracy thesis, I
said that the pirate/memorizer had an elegant filter that enabled him (her?
them?) to find these figures, strip them out of the text, and zip back into
their piracy a new one of their own inventing. Love them Pirates!  My essay
sits in Tom Clayton's anthology, Q1 NOW, THE HAMLET FIRST PUBLISHED, that came
out a few years ago.

        Joy of the figures,
                           Steve UrQuartowitz  
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