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Re: Evil
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1023  Thursday, 22 October 1998.

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Oct 1998 09:23:03 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.1016 Re: Evil Women

[2]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Oct 1998 23:01:36 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.1016  Re: Mother Night


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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Oct 1998 09:23:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 9.1016 Re: Evil Women
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1016 Re: Evil Women

While we're looking for evil women, let's not forget Hermione's wicked
treatment of Leontes.  First she cuckolds him and then she makes him
feel it's all his fault. I wonder, though, does she suborn Cleomenes and
Dion or is the oracle just wrong?

Gabriel Egan

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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Oct 1998 23:01:36 -0400
Subject: 9.1016  Re: Mother Night
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1016  Re: Mother Night

>it seems problematic to me to think about such standards as "evil"
>without addressing questions of what are the factors that signal "evil"
>to an audience,

writes Sarah Werner.

Yes, "evil" is a constructed category, and to identify evil dramatic
characters, one must first define what one means by "evil." And as we
watch the Balkans heating up (again), we realize that one nationality's
"evil" dictator is another nationality's noble president.

So it goes.

Yours, Bill Godshalk
 

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