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Affronting Ophelia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.06625  Tuesday, 13 April 1999.

From:           Catherine Loomis <
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Date:           Monday, 12 Apr 1999 16:57:35 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Affronting Ophelia

News from New Orleans

On March 26, David Baron, the film critic for the Times Picayune, wrote
that Gwyneth Paltrow's Academy Award acceptance speech reminded him of
Ophelia's "mad scene in King Lear."  In an unprecedented fit of
precision, the TP fired Baron who has been reviewing films for the paper
since 1979.  Fear it, Ophelia, fear it, and pay attention to your
English professor.

(New Orleans' alternative weekly, The Gambit, reports the rumor that
Baron wrote "a correction that, among other things, said he was
deliberately testing the readers' knowledge with the misquote.")
 

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