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Qs: MM Legal Scholars; TN Sheet Music
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0703  Thursday, 30 July 1998.

[1]     From:   Michael Friedman <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Jul 1998 11:24:15 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   MM Question for Legal Scholars

[2]     From:   Richard A. Burt <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Jul 1998 12:26:15 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Twelfth Night Sheet Music


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From:           Michael Friedman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Jul 1998 11:24:15 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        MM Question for Legal Scholars

I have a question for the legal scholars among us.  I am working on the
issue of rape as it relates to Angelo's proposal to Isabella in 2.4 of
*MFM*.  Although Angelo specifically states that he desires Isabella to
"consent" to have sex with him, which would seem to work against the
notion that his offer is an attempted rape, he also threatens to torture
Claudio to death if she refuses.  As I understand rape laws in general,
consent may not be legally obtained by threats or force, but I have not
been able to discover whether or not these threats must be directed at
the victim, or whether a threat of bodily harm against a third person in
lieu of sexual favors would be grounds to charge a person with attempted
rape.

Because I am concerned with this issue as it affects the text both on
the page and in performance, I would be interested in hearing opinions
either about the law in Shakespeare's time or in our own era.  Thanks in
advance!

        Michael Friedman
        University of Scranton

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From:           Richard A. Burt <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Jul 1998 12:26:15 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Twelfth Night Sheet Music

Does anyone happen to know how I might get the sheet music for "The Rain
It Raineth Every Day"?  I particularly liked the arrangement on the BBC
video, but am not aware of the composer(s).

Thanks
 

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