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Re: What joke?
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0460.  Wednesday, 19 June 1996.

(1)     From:   Wes Folkerth <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 18 Jun 1996 15:44:13 +0000
        Subj:   Amo Amit

(2)     From:   Chris J. Fassler <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Jun 1996 10:30:34 -0400
        Subj:   Re: What joke?


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From:           Wes Folkerth <
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Date:           Tuesday, 18 Jun 1996 15:44:13 +0000
Subject:        Amo Amit

I would like to continue my own Looney, tongue-in-cheek assertion that
Professor Hawkes is actually Florence Amit by noting that the author of
Telmah's own name anagrams into "He knew a secret," and that of his alter-ego
into "No farce til me."

Wes

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From:           Chris J. Fassler <
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Date:           Wednesday, 19 Jun 1996 10:30:34 -0400
Subject:        Re: What joke?

I agree with Jane A. Thompson that the most interesting questions raised by
Florence Amit's contributions (and those of her detractors and defenders) have
to do with the conventions and contexts that make parody possible and
recognizable.  As her last parenthetical hints, the variety of Shakespearean
criticism (and of Shakespeare scholars and hobbiests) makes the task of
answering those questions challenging, at least.

One thing this list makes clear is that anything insistent or repetitious
enough becomes a parody of itself.  Heaven knows the authorship debates on this
list are perfectly inimitable parodies of themselves.

Regards,
--Chris Fassler
 

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