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Re: Shakespearian Sunrises
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1544  Thursday, 2 September 1999.

From:           M. W. McRae <
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Date:           Tuesday, 31 Aug 1999 13:34:05 -0500
Subject: 10.1532 Re: Shakespearian Sunrises
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1532 Re: Shakespearian Sunrises

Stuart Manger's recent declaration that for "the hero to reject the very
sun itself" is to his northern European context "one of the rockest of
rock bottom moments" in Macbeth offers, albeit unintentionally, a gloss
on the ideological debates that appear in SHAKSPER.  Am I ideological to
wonder whether the rock bottom has been reached, or even what a rock
bottom is, in a text that links James' coming to the throne with the
murder of Duncan?  Is the bottom reached when we read the imagery but
not the politics, or is it the reverse?  And, yes, I am mindful of
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