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Re: Old Bill
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1788  Thursday, 21 October 1999.

[1]     From:   Tom Dale Keever <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Oct 1999 14:13:07 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1780 Old Bill

[2]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Oct 1999 11:19:32 -0700
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[3]     From:   Marion Aston <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Oct 1999 23:17:39 +0100
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[4]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Oct 1999 18:04:33 -0700
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[5]     From:   Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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        Date:   Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 07:38:07 +1000
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[6]     From:   Dale Lyles <
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        Date:   Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 06:39:36 EDT
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From:           Tom Dale Keever <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Oct 1999 14:13:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 10.1780 Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1780 Old Bill

Sounds like President Zemin would have gotten on well with Queen
Elizabeth and James I.  What Tony Blair is doing with his arm around his
shoulder, though, is a troubling question.

I hope they got a noisy reception at the New Globe!

T. D. Keever

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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Oct 1999 11:19:32 -0700
Subject: Old Bill
Comment:        SHK 10.1780 Old Bill

>In London yesterday the state visit to Britain of President Jiang Zemin
>of China was marked by scuffles involving protesters against China's
>record on human rights. The vigorous suppression of these protests by
>the police accords with President Zemin's frequently expressed
>sensitivity to such activities. His view that in a civilised society
>dissident voices should be kept firmly in check is evidently fully
>supported by the British government.  This afternoon, they have arranged
>for him to visit the New Globe Theatre in Southwark.

> T. Hawkes

As someone prone to typos, transpositions, and the occasional real
spelling error, I am certainly not going to blame Professor Hawkes for
his spelling of civilized.  I do want to mention that the spelling above
in not mine.

Terry, as usual you demonstrate the superiority of your mind to mine.
Your point is too subtle for me to grasp.  Is this supposed to reflect
badly on the New Globe Theatre in some way?  I wasn't aware they went to
China and suppressed human rights, or approve of President Zemin, his
cronies, the London police, or anyone else who does so.

I will add that if the protest was not violent, I would have liked to
join the protesters, as I did a several years ago before London's South
African embassy.  Activism is worthwhile.

Mike Jensen

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From:           Marion Aston <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Oct 1999 23:17:39 +0100
Subject: 10.1780 Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1780 Old Bill

I have listened to all the news reports with great dismay.  I believe
that we have the right to free speech and free assembly.  It seems our
government has other ideas.  I am particularly distressed as I have
helped to get this particular government elected.  I think it is very
important to make our protests heard.  We still leave in a free country
- for now!

I would like to thank T Hawkes for bringing this to everyone's
attention.

Marion Aston

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Oct 1999 18:04:33 -0700
Subject: 10.1780 Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1780 Old Bill

Interestingly, Jiang Zemin expressed an admiration for Mark Twain on the
last occasion on which he visited the United States, so I guess that
reading diatribes against colonialism is at least as damaging as
watching Shakespeare on a wooden stage.

Cheers,
Se

 

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