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Re: Old Bill
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1684  Tuesday, 5 October 1999.

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Monday, 04 Oct 1999 09:02:38 -0700
        Subj:   SHK 10.1661 Re: Old Bill

[2]     From:   Louis Marder <
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        Date:   Saturday, 2 Oct 1999 17:06:07 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Old Bill

[3]     From:   Mary Bess <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 5 Oct 1999 00:13:19 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1677 Re: Old Bill


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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Monday, 04 Oct 1999 09:02:38 -0700
Subject: Re: Old Bill
Comment:        SHK 10.1661 Re: Old Bill

I find it interesting that references to Shakespeare in TV shows,
movies, and street names fascinates this list so much.  It is far more
interesting to me than the TV show, movies, and streets themselves.
Can't say that I get it, but that may be my loss.

If anyone really cares, Palo Alto, CA has many streets named for men
(not women) of letters.  Homer, Chaucer, Cowper, and others are
represented.  I haven't quite figured out what Forest and Waverley are
doing in that grid, but there they are.  Nary a Shakespearean reference
amongst them, though a mile or so away is Oxford Street.  Do you think?
Naw, right next to that is Cambridge Street.  Must mean something else.

If you really want to have fun, try the wonderful community of
Stratford, Ontario.  There street after street is named for a
Shakespearean character.  So are the schools.

Hoping for an Austin Avenue or Bronte Blvd.,
Mike Jensen

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From:           Louis Marder <
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Date:           Saturday, 2 Oct 1999 17:06:07 -0500
Subject:        Re: Old Bill

More about Old Bill}  Oct.2, 1999:  Since we are threading our way
through all the geographical places, I might  also mention that when my
wife and I were on a cruise visit to Alaska about four years ago we took
the optional helicopter tour to a glacier.  Lo and behold li was the
Shakespeare Glacier, one of the glaciers there named after literary
figures.  Louis Marder, The Shakespeare Data Bank, 
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From:           Mary Bess <
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Date:           Tuesday, 5 Oct 1999 00:13:19 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 10.1677 Re: Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1677 Re: Old Bill

Quite beside the point, New Mexico has a town (ghost) named Shakespeare,
and Albuquerque has several streets named from titles or characters. My
students anonymously left me a purloined street sign:  "OTHELLO-Dead
End."  Mary Bess
 

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