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Re: Parallel Scenes
Shakespeare Electronic Conference: SHK 8.0227. Monday, 17 February 1997.

[1]     From:   Michael Friedman <
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        Date:   Sunday, 16 Feb 1997 15:44:55 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0225  Re: Parallel Scenes

[2]     From:   Ron Macdonald <
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        Date:   Sunday, 16 Feb 1997 16:42:22 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Parallel Scenes

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From:           Michael Friedman <
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Date:           Sunday, 16 Feb 1997 15:44:55 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0225  Re: Parallel Scenes
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0225  Re: Parallel Scenes

Bernice,

You might have a look at William Davenant's *The Law Against Lovers*
(1662), which is a mish-mosh created by splicing together *Measure for
Measure* and *Much Ado About Nothing*.

                                                Michael Friedman
                                                University of Scranton

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From:           Ron Macdonald <
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Date:           Sunday, 16 Feb 1997 16:42:22 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Parallel Scenes

Bernice Kliman asks for dramatic reworkings out of copyright from the
Restoration on.  There's always John Dennis's _The Comical Gallant_
(1702), his version of _The Merry Wives of Windsor_.  The play itself is
far from memorable, but I believe the introductory epistle is the source
of the story that _Wives_ was written at the command of Elizabeth, who
was so eager to see it that she ordered it finished in fourteen days.

                                              --Ron Macdonald
 

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