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Re: Old Criticism and Madness Query
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0680.  Friday, 20 September 1996.

(1)     From:   David Lindley <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Sep 1996 07:54:13 GMT
        Subj:   Re: 'old criticism'

(2)     From:   James J. Hill, Jr. <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Sep 1996 15:56:55 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   madness query

(3)     From:   Hilary Zunin <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Sep 1996 22:08:53, -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0673  Q: Madness


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From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 Sep 1996 07:54:13 GMT
Subject:        Re: 'old criticism'

It is interesting, and symptomatic, that Dana Barnes should want to construct a
reading list which excludes material published before 1950 (though even this is
generous compared with many who would exclude anything since 1984).  Is there
no place for the criticism and, especially, the scholarship of the earlier part
of the century? It's often humbling to go back and realise that our forbears
were there before us. Perhaps members of the list would care to nominate
pre-1950 books that they still find significant and important in their thinking
about Shakespeare and his period?

David Lindley

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Date:           Thursday, 19 Sep 1996 15:56:55 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        madness query

In response to Dan Barnes' query about recent information on madness in
Renaissance drama, perhaps a good place to start would be *Madness and Drama in
the Age of Shakespeare* by Duncan Salkeld (New York: Manchester UP, 1993).

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Date:           Thursday, 19 Sep 1996 22:08:53, -0500
Subject: 7.0673  Q: Madness
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0673  Q: Madness

Re:  madness - Why nothing prior to 1950?  Start with Robert Burton's *Anatomy
of Melancholy* (1621) for some fascinating insights into Renaissance notions of
madness.
 

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