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Re: A Quick Question
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0077  Saturday, 16 January 1999.

[1]     From:   Joseph H. Stodder <
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        Date:   Friday, 15 Jan 1999 10:13:39 -0800
        Subj:   SHK 10.0069 Re: A Quick Question

[2]     From:   Paul S. Rhodes <
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        Date:   Friday, 15 Jan 1999 13:44:20 -0500
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[3]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Friday, 15 Jan 1999 18:28:26 -0500 (EST)
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From:           Joseph H. Stodder <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Jan 1999 10:13:39 -0800
Subject: Re: A Quick Question
Comment:        SHK 10.0069 Re: A Quick Question

Also:  Julius Caesar takes place in Rome (pre-Italy), not Italy.

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From:           Paul S. Rhodes <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Jan 1999 13:44:20 -0500
Subject: 10.0069 Re: A Quick Question
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0069 Re: A Quick Question

Mr. Jensen wrote:

>Sorry for picking John Savage's nits, but I wonder if Shakespeare really
>did have a great interest in Italy.  True, several plays are set there,
>and there are other references, but most of the plays in the list are
>based on stories or histories from other sources.  Was he drawn to
>Italy, or that story?  Both?  How much control did he have over the
>stories he adapted?  Do we know he worked independently, or might he and
>the other shareholders have decided it was time for a tragedy and JC
>seemed like a good idea to everyone?
>
>I have not gone out looking for the answers to these questions, but
>after 20 years of studying Shakespeare and the Tudor theater I have not
>yet stumbled across this information.  I suspect we just don't know.
>Can someone point out a source to me?

I write:

I suppose one could also argue that we do not know if Shakespeare had
any interest in playwrighting because we do not know if his Shareholders
Shanghaied (sp.?) him to write all those plays.

Paul S. Rhodes

PS:  We do know, by the way, that Shakespeare took great liberties with
his sources.  Just compare Lear with Lier.

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Date:           Friday, 15 Jan 1999 18:28:26 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.0069 Re: A Quick Question
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0069 Re: A Quick Question

Cymbeline
 

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