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Shakespeare and Brave New World
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2123  Thursday, 2 December 1999.

From:           Perry Herzfeld <
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Date:           Thursday, 2 Dec 1999 21:37:12 +1100
Subject:        Shakespeare and Brave New World

This may have been discussed before, but I am wondering what others
think of the continual references to Shakespeare and quotes from him
throughout Aldus Huxley's "Brave New World".  Indeed, the title itself
is a Shakespeare quote.  At times I think "the savage's" use of
Shakespearean dialogue works well, highlighting Shakespeare's emotion
and infinite variety with the world's sterility and "stability".
However, it does tend to be a bit incessant at times.  Was Huxley a
Shakespeare buff himself?  Is there any well-known criticism on this

Yours, in the hope of further discussion,
Perry Herzfeld.

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