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Re: Shakespeare in Italy
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1761  Monday, 18 October 1999.

From:           Louis Marder <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Oct 1999 17:36:48 -0500
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare in Italy

Dear Andrew and others: Here's another reference for you.  About 49
years ago, Henry B. Sell, editor of the Town and Country magazine called
to tell me that he was going to Italy and would I please tell him where
to go and look or "Shakepeare" while he was there.  I sent him a list of
place referred to in Shakespeare.  When he returned he asked me to write
a 500-word article for his magazine.  I told him that Shakespeare never
went to Italy, but he asked for the article anyway.  I wrote it, he sent
me a pre-print.  He had titled it, Shakespeare in the Veneto.  I told
him that my colleagues would damn me for that.  We argued and I finally
agreed to the title if he would put a question mark after the title "
Shakespeare in the Veneto?  And so it appeared.  I think it was in 1953
or 1954. I can't send you a copy because my mother had to proudly show
the magazine to all her friends and I never got it back. You could find
the issue in a good library.  Louis Marder, 
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