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Re: Granville-Barker and Van Doren
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1970  Friday, 12 November 1999.

[1]     From:   Dana Shilling <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Nov 1999 13:06:53 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1957 Re: Granville-Barker and Van Doren

[2]     From:   Peter S. Donaldson <
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        Date:   Fri, 12 Nov 1999 07:10:25 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1957 Re: Granville-Barker and Van Doren



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From:           Dana Shilling <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Nov 1999 13:06:53 -0500
Subject: 10.1957 Re: Granville-Barker and Van Doren
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1957 Re: Granville-Barker and Van Doren

This overlaps the Granville-Barker/Van Doren and Innogen discussions.
When I was in San Diego a couple of weeks ago, EVERY used book store on
Adams Avenue (a larger category than you might think) had a copy of
Margaret Webster's "Shakespeare Without Tears," which cost only 60 cents
when reprinted in 1963. I think of it as fitting the same ecological
niche as Van Doren (a Shakespeare for Dummies avant la lettre), but I
like Webster much better. Webster also has a performance orientation, so
the book is also a cut-to-the-car-chase version of the Granville-Barker
prefaces.  On p. 39, re Innogen, Webster quotes Sir E.K. Chambers: "A
lady whose daughter is successively betrothed, defamed, repudiated
before the altar, taken for dead and restored for life, ought not to be
mute. It is not motherly."

You'd think even an insecure nitwit like Claudio would realize that a
person WEARING Hero's dress and talking to a man outside her window
could not be simultaneously NOT WEARING Hero's dress and fornicating
with a man inside her bedroom...and one hardly imagines a seducer in
such a situation would hang around for a chat after consummating the
putative fornication.

Dana (Shilling)

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Date:           Fri, 12 Nov 1999 07:10:25 +0100
Subject: 10.1957 Re: Granville-Barker and Van Doren
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1957 Re: Granville-Barker and Van Doren

>I have an Anchor paperback, #A 11 for which I paid 95cents back in the
>day, as my students persist in saying.  It's a reprint of Shakespeare by
>Mark VanDoren (yes, brother of the notorious... )

Mark Van Doren was Charles Van Doren's father, not his brother.
 

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