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Re: Que(e)ry
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0071  Thursday, 13 January 2000.

[1]     From:   Patrick Dolan <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Jan 2000 11:08:31 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0066 Que(e)ry

[2]     From:   Judith Matthews Craig <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Jan 2000 16:42:04 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0066 Que(e)ry


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From:           Patrick Dolan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Jan 2000 11:08:31 -0600
Subject: 11.0066 Que(e)ry
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0066 Que(e)ry

Why gay? Lots of males (me, for instance) who are more or less straight
wear earrings. In 1973, when I had my ear pierced, I was asked which
ear. I strained my memory and seemed to remember that Shakespeare and
Keith Richards had their right ears pierced. So...

About a month later, I was standing on a corner, waiting for a light to
change in New Town in Chicago. A handsome young man in complete leather
walking two Pekinese informed me that in his circle I was indicating
that I enjoyed being, as the S/M terms go, a bottom rather than a top.
We then had a very interesting discussion of bandanna colors and jean
pockets. I definitely felt I had learned something about signifiers and
maybe even about Shakespeare, who strikes me as a top, especially in
Lear.

Pat

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From:           Judith Matthews Craig <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Jan 2000 16:42:04 -0600
Subject: 11.0066 Que(e)ry
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0066 Que(e)ry

No, but I can think of a Biblical allusion to the Chandos earring in
Judges 8.  Gideon has delivered the people out of the hands of the
Midians, and, as usual, the people want Gideon to rule over them.
Gideon replies, "' I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule
over you; the Lord will rule over you" (verse 23).  However, Gideon made
a request:  "give me every man of you the earrings of his spoil" (verse
24). Gideon made an ephod of the earrings collected which then became an
idol to the people in his own city and "it became a snare to Gideon and
to his family" (verse 27).

Like all gold earrings, family snares even great poets.

Judy C
 

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