The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0966 Wednesday, 9 June 1999.
From: Heidi Webb Arnold <
Date: Tuesday, 8 Jun 1999 17:07:35 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 10.0937 Protesting Too Much
Comment: Re: SHK 10.0937 Protesting Too Much
This has been a fascinating thread. But I have one question-is the
assumption that Shakespeare would have thought state propaganda was
morally corrupt, when inaccurate? That's hard for me to believe. The
state propaganda over the Church of England, for example, was sometimes
explicitly about the court's power to define what was true (here I'm
thinking of Laud's sermons on the rights of preachers in the 16teens,
not much after the later Shakespeare plays).