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Re: Trivial Observation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1884  Wednesday, 3 November 1999.

[1]     From:   John Nettles <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Nov 1999 16:54:34 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 10.1876 Re: Trivial Observation

[2]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Nov 1999 17:28:04 -0500
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[3]     From:   Peter T. Hadorn <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 02 Nov 1999 16:55:28 -0600
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From:           John Nettles <
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Date:           Tuesday, 2 Nov 1999 16:54:34 -0500
Subject: 10.1876 Re: Trivial Observation
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.1876 Re: Trivial Observation

>Of course, this quibble doesn't help much with your query about
>Shakespeare's references to a Duke of Milan.  I tend to chalk such
>repetition up to coincidences stemming from Shakespeare's use of Italian
>settings, but I'm sure someone else probably has a better answer.

Or in the case of _Measure for Measure_ Shakespeare's use of that brief
period when Italy annexed Vienna...

John G. Nettles
Instructor, Dept. of Language and Literature
North Georgia College and State University

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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Tuesday, 2 Nov 1999 17:28:04 -0500
Subject: 10.1876 Re: Trivial Observation
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1876 Re: Trivial Observation

Meg's point draws attention to a discrepancy between the historical
Shakespeare (notoriously elusive), who went on collaborating after 1613,
and the canonized "Shakespeare" who autobiographically vowed to toss his
magic books into the sea at the end of Tempest.  Without questioning the
existence of the former, I think the Duke's presence in these two plays
is designed as a pair of bookends delimiting the canon of the latter, an
intentionally mythologized Bard, born and deceased on the feast of St.
George (if you believe that one).

Clifford Stetner
CUNY
C.W. Post College

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From:           Peter T. Hadorn <
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Date:           Tuesday, 02 Nov 1999 16:55:28 -0600
Subject: 10.1876 Re: Trivial Observation
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.1876 Re: Trivial Observation

While we're talking about trivial first and last connections, more than
one article has been written on the connections between "Two Noble
Kinsmen" and "Midsummer Night's Dream," both of which feature Theseus,
Duke of Athens.

Peter T. Hadorn
 

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