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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1315  Monday, 26 July 1999.

[1]     From:   Ed Taft <
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        Date:   Friday, 23 Jul 1999 11:15:29 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Shakespeare & Popular Culture

[2]      From:  Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Friday, 23 Jul 1999 10:04:52 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1311 Re: Virginity of Elizabeth I

[3]     From:   Satia B. Testman <
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        Date:   Friday, 23 Jul 1999 10:25:31 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1302 Re: Shakespeare Acting Books

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        Date:   Friday, 23 Jul 1999 09:29:44 -0700 (PDT)
        Subtj:  Re: SHK 10.1304 Re: How to Contact Them?

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        Date:   Friday, 23 Jul 1999 10:50:23 -0400
        Subj:   Shreds and Patches


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From:           Ed Taft <
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Date:           Friday, 23 Jul 1999 11:15:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Shakespeare & Popular Culture

Mike Jensen's reference to the "fallen L's" in the William Shakespeare
banner reveals a mystery about Superman that someone on this list can
probably solve.  Why do so many of the characters share these initials?
Lana Lang, Lois Lane, etc?  Of course, some don't, e.g., Perry White,
Mr. Myxplytk (sp?), and so on.

Mike asks whether anyone cares about this trivia. We'll see if this list
contains any Superman/Shakespeare scholars.

--Ed Taft

[Editor's Note: "Great Caesar's Ghost," why would he ask? -Hardy]

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Friday, 23 Jul 1999 10:04:52 +0000
Subject: 10.1311 Re: Virginity of Elizabeth I
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1311 Re: Virginity of Elizabeth I

Tom Keever is of course right to point out the symbolic and political
importance of Elizabeth's virginity.  I think that we should also
recall, however, that she lived in an age when virginity was considered
virtuous, as opposed to our own age, which seems to believe that
celibacy is the only true perversion.  From our own position, we tend to
be incredulous of any claims to resist sexual temptation.  Given the
context, the possibility of Elizabeth's life-long virginity should not
be dismissed out of hand.

Incidentally, I would want to add that "virginity" could probably be a
fairly flexible term in the royal mind, like "sexual intercourse" is in
the presidential mind.

Cheers,
Se

 

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