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Qs: Sin; International Sh/s; Hamlet as Shamus; Regan
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0203.  Wednesday, 12 February 1997.

(1)     From:   James P. Saeger <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 10:47:43 -0500
        Subj:   Q: MM & Sin

(2)     From:   Andrew Murphy <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 18:26:36 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   International Shakespeares

(3)     From:   Harvey Roy Greenberg <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 19:17:53 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Hamlet as Shamus, Again

(4)     From:   Jameela Ann Lares <
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        Date:   Thursday, 13 Feb 1997 10:53:37 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Regan


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From:           James P. Saeger <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 10:47:43 -0500
Subject:        Q: MM & Sin

I was hoping someone could help me out with a question about sin.  When Angelo
begins his coercion of Isabella in _Measure_, he tells her

        ...our compell'd sins
        Stand more for number than for accompt. (2.4.57-8)

And Claudio later suggests roughly the same idea to her,

        What sin you do to save a brother's life,
        Nature dispenses with the deed so far,
        That it becomes a virtue.               (3.1.132-5)

Isabella, of course, doesn't accept the argument from either.  Brian Gibbons
(in the Cambridge edition) cites Tilley, but I was wondering if the basis for
these arguments was more than proverbial.  Is there, in fact, any firm
theological grounding for (or a clear theological argument against) such a
position?  Might there be a difference between Catholic and Protestant theology
on this one?

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

James P. Saeger
Dept. of English
Vassar College

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From:           Andrew Murphy <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 18:26:36 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        International Shakespeares

I'm currently trying to discover details of when editions of Shakespeare were
first published in countries other than Britain. Does anyone on the list have
any suggestions for starting points for such a search?

Thanks in advance.

Andrew

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From:           Harvey Roy Greenberg <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 19:17:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Hamlet as Shamus, Again

Several months ago I inquired about references to detection in Hamlet, in
connection with a review of the CRACKER tv series. My central psychoanalytic
concern was the presence of depression in so many sleuths, private or
otherwise, from Dupin onwards and possibly in earlier sources.

I am now expanding my piece, and once again am asking your readership about any
thoughts, references, so forth with regard to Hamlet as detective manquee, as
well as the role of sleuthing in Elizabethan/Jacobean revenge tragedy at large.

Many thanks for your help,
Harvey Roy Greenberg, MD

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From:           Jameela Ann Lares <
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Date:           Thursday, 13 Feb 1997 10:53:37 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Regan

One of my students, a theatre major, is going to be Regan in the university
production here, and has asked me about resources for researching her
character.  I'd appreciate your help on advising her, including titles and
comments on past productions.  Thanks.

Jameela Lares
Univ. of So. Miss.
 

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