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Re: Edmund Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0437  Friday, 8 May 1998.

[1]     From:   Tad Davis <
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        Date:   Thursday, 07 May 1998 10:59:21 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0434  Re: Edmund Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Louis Marder <
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        Date:   Thursday, 7 May 1998 12:41:48 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Edmund Shakespeare


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From:           Tad Davis <
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Date:           Thursday, 07 May 1998 10:59:21 -0400
Subject: 9.0434  Re: Edmund Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0434  Re: Edmund Shakespeare

David Kathman filled in the details on Edmund Shakespeare. It's always
seemed to me there was great poignancy hidden in this story-but maybe
that's my own playwright's instinct getting the better of me. (Younger
brother follows older brother into the theater, doesn't make much of an
impression, fathers an illegitimate child, life unravels-child dies,
then father dies: buried on a day when the Thames is frozen solid, and
people play shuttlecock on the ice....) Philip Burton published a novel
in 1973 ("You, My Brother", ISBN 0-39448-478-9) in which Ned Shakespeare
is the central character. It's not a particularly satisfying novel, so
the field is still open.

Tad Davis

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From:           Louis Marder <
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Date:           Thursday, 7 May 1998 12:41:48 -0500
Subject:        Re: Edmund Shakespeare

Re: cost of Edmund's burial. The tolling of the great bell cost 2
shillings, not three.  Louis Marder, Shakespeare Data Banak,

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