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Re: Shakespeare vs. Shakespeare...
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1306  Friday, 23 July 1999.

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Thursday, 22 Jul 1999 10:17:25 +0000
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        Date:   Thursday, 22 Jul 1999 16:17:01 -0700 (PDT)
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        Date:   Friday, 23 Jul 1999 02:54:53 -0400
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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 22 Jul 1999 10:17:25 +0000
Subject: 10.1290 Re: Shakespeare vs. Shakespeare...
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1290 Re: Shakespeare vs. Shakespeare...

Chris Stroffolino queries:

>But did you
>ever read I think Karen Newman's essay about the "Shakespe arean editor
>as shrew tamer" (in ELR 1992 Spring i think) which makes a good case for
>the "ur-Shrew" which keeps the Sly framing device in the end of the play
>as well (which was practically the only good "innovation" the Central
>Park production added, but wasn't enough to redeem it)?

I would tend to think the opposite: the efforts of post-Shakespearean
editors and producers to put the ending back in, or of Shakespeare's
near-contemporaries to accompany the play with a sequel, are attempts to
pin down what is left disturbingly vague by Shakespeare's text.  Is
everything which happens the fantasy of a drunken tinker?  Is all a sort
of giant joke?

Cheers,
Se

 

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