1999

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1246  Thursday, 8 July 1999.

[1]     From:   Judith Craig <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 6 Jul 1999 10:46:23 -0500
        Subj:   Antony and Cleopatra

[2]     From:   Chris Stroffolino <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 6 Jul 1999 20:52:25 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1242 Re: Ant.


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From:           Judith Craig <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 6 Jul 1999 10:46:23 -0500
Subject:        Antony and Cleopatra

I was very much intrigued with Jack Heller's post and Yvonne Bruce's
reply:
I was wondering if the "terrestrial music" which Yvonne refers to in
4.3, followed by the greeting of Antony in 4.4.1, "Eros, Mine armor,
Eros!" might be a subtext to the overturning of the music of the spheres
which Cleopatra's music presages in 2.5.12 (Bevington), "There,/My music
playing far off, I will betray/Tawny-finned fishes."  In other words,
erotic love is betraying heavenly music of the spheres and implicitly
Christian ideals in the "betray[ed] . . . fishes."

This interpretation would fit in with Jack Heller's other observation
that "the characters die as if Rome cannot sustain them."

This kind of subtext has always caught my eye in Shakespeare, but I fear
it is not the kind of subtext that results in anything publishable.

Judy Craig
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From:           Chris Stroffolino <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 6 Jul 1999 20:52:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 10.1242 Re: Ant.
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1242 Re: Ant.

Interesting post Yvonne...

Just one point about "the god Hercules" leaving Antony....  I think it's
significant too that Enobarbus is leaving Antony as this utterance is
being made...

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