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Re: Old Bill
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1646  Wednesday, 29 September 1999.

[1]     From:   David Kathman <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Sep 1999 11:24:09 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1641 Re: Old Bill

[2]     From:   Louis Marder <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Sep 1999 16:24:38 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Old Bill


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From:           David Kathman <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Sep 1999 11:24:09 -0500
Subject: 10.1641 Re: Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1641 Re: Old Bill

Terence Hawkes wrote:

>Is it true that in Chicago the 14th police district is known as
>'Shakespeare'?

Indeed it is.  You can see for yourself on their web site:

http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CommunityPolicing/DistrictHome/District14/

The name comes from the fact that the station house is at the corner of
California Avenue and Shakespeare Avenue.  Shakespeare is two blocks
north of Dickens, whatever symbolism anybody may want to read into that.

Dave Kathman
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

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From:           Louis Marder <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Sep 1999 16:24:38 -0500
Subject:        Re: Old Bill

Dear Terry:  Sept 28:  Indeed there is a "Shakespeare" district in
Chicago with a police station on Shakespeare Street, one block north of
Dickens.  It is frequently in the news be cause of crimes there. In my
collection of Shakespeareana, I have a postcard map of the USA which
shows all the towns and cities with names related to Shakespeare.  Some
may be coincidental, but some must be directly related to the knowledge
of Shakespeare's works.  If my mind does not misgive, It is many years
since we saw the spires of Oxford together.  Good to see you active in
the SHAKSPER items.  Stay well and productive. You are often a sane and
sage voice among the multitude. Lou Marder  
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