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Re: Camels; Papp Lr; Bona; Bloom; Props
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0222  Tuesday, 9 February 1999.

[1]     From:   Tom Reedy <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Feb 1999 08:39:53 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHAKSPER Digest - 5 Feb 1999 to 7 Feb 1999

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        Date:   Monday, 08 Feb 1999 12:51:15 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0213 Papp Lear

[3]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Monday, 8 Feb 1999 12:55:34 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 10.0210 Re: Bona Bard

[4]     From:   Larry Schwartz <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Feb 1999 15:17:28 -0600
        Subj:   Re: Bloom

[5]     From:   Frank Whigham <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Feb 1999 22:19:16 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0151 Props Question


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From:           Tom Reedy <
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Date:           Monday, 08 Feb 1999 08:39:53 -0600
Subject:        Re: SHAKSPER Digest - 5 Feb 1999 to 7 Feb 1999

<snip>
>Or that both draw on what may have been a familiar saying.  I seem to
>remember reading somewhere that in Jerusalem, there was a gate called
>The Needle which was so narrow that a camel couldn't pass, and that this
>became a common image of difficulty or impossibility.
>
>Robin Hamilton

<snip>
>By the way, as I understand it, there's an additional rub.  "The eye of
>the needle" was a gate in Jerusalem just large enough for pedestrians.
>Apparently, it was possible to get a camel through on its knees, but
>with enormous difficulty.
>
>Cheers,
>Se

 

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