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Re: Old Bill
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1890  Thursday, 4 November 1999.

[1]     From:   Stanley Wells <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Nov 1999 16:12:18 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1878 Re: Old Bill

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Nov 1999 09:54:23 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1878 Re: Old Bill

[3]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Nov 1999 16:52:13 -0800
        Subj:   SHK 10.1878 Re: Old Bill


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From:           Stanley Wells <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Nov 1999 16:12:18 -0000
Subject: 10.1878 Re: Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1878 Re: Old Bill

Is it not possible that the Chinese President asked to visit the Globe
rather than that he was dragooned (or dragoned) into going there?

Stanley Wells

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Nov 1999 09:54:23 -0800
Subject: 10.1878 Re: Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1878 Re: Old Bill

Hi, Terence.

>Thanks for your response. I think I was able to follow most of the
>argument until the point where you started to refer to President Jiang
>Zemin's visit as 'dissident'.

Think about how anyone merely visiting China was reviled in some
quarters until quite recently (say, the period of the Vietnam war), and
how expressing any sort of interest in the Chinese system was an almost
flawless sign of "dissident" views.  Given Sir Sam's labeling as some
sort of proto-communist, he'd probably see accepting the visit of a
Chinese communist leader as dissident, rather than vice-versa.

>The Golden Quill committee has been informed.

Thanks.  No doubt they're allied with the Spellchecker General?

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