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Re: Cordelia's Death
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0292  Saturday, 12 February 2000.

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 08:57:42 -0800
Subject: 11.0282 Cordelia's Death
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0282 Cordelia's Death

Thanks, Jim.

I was aware of the textual evidence, as well as of Chambers's claim that
Shakespeare wouldn't have been aware of editions in which Cordelia does
not commit suicide.  What I was looking for was the particular line of
reasoning to the effect that Shakespeare was saving Cordelia from the
"imputation" of earlier sources, that he was offering a corrective.

Cheers,
Se

 

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