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Re: MM "Glass"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0680.  Wednesday, 18 June 1997.

[1]     From:   Susan St. John <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 18 Jun 97 09:31:52 +0000
        Subj:   Re- MM Line

[2]     From:   Ron Ward <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Jun 1997 10:29:57 +1200 (NZST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0670  Re: MM "Glass"


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From:           Susan St. John <
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Date:           Wednesday, 18 Jun 97 09:31:52 +0000
Subject:        Re- MM Line

 John Boni <
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" one of the several elements that brings the play nearer to what we
regard as tragedy is the serious sort of peripetia that undermines
characters' certainty about self, position, value system."

I was boggled by this sentence so I looked up "peripetia"; it's not in
my dictionary.  Is it perhaps a typo? or an unusual form of another word
(like paripatetic)?

I humbly request:  Could you please elucidate?

Thanks in advance
Susan.

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Date:           Thursday, 19 Jun 1997 10:29:57 +1200 (NZST)
Subject: 8.0670  Re: MM "Glass"
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0670  Re: MM "Glass"

Sean Lawrence says about glass, that there are biblical referencees, at
least in the King James version(?). Yet glass was not available for
windows in the period of Paul. Glass beads and glass ornaments and vases
even were made in Egypt and Phonecia. What the Bible actually said would
be interesting to know. Glass stated to be used (for windows) in England
in Henry VII's time (according to my English encyclopaedia). There may
have been stained glass in churches before that but certainly not in
1-70 AD. KJ version also does some strange things with musical
instruments which could not be translated by scholars of the time.
 

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