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Re: Old Bill
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1677  Monday, 4 October 1999.

From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Monday, 4 Oct 1999 05:53:22 -0400
Subject:        Old Bill

My thanks to Moray McConnachie and Emma French: I did know about
Shakespeare Road in Brixton. Dave Kathman and David Lindley, who warn
against reading significance into such nomenclature, might reflect on
the events of April 1981 in that part of London. They shed an ironic
light on our own pieties concerning the Bard, as well as on those of the
Victorians, sufficient to indicate that such naming signifies a great
deal.  I do not, of course, suggest that anything of the sort pertains
in Chicago.

T. Hawkes
 

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