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Re: Seeking Enlightenment
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0159  Tuesday, 25 January 2000.

[1]     From:   Norman J. Myers <
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        Date:   Monday, 24 Jan 2000 11:13:12 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0146 Re: Seeking Enlightenment

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Monday, 24 Jan 2000 09:04:33 -0800
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[3]     From:   Simon Malloch <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 25 Jan 2000 01:17:34 +0800
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[4]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Monday, 24 Jan 2000 13:06:06 -0500
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        Date:   Tuesday, 25 Jan 2000 07:57:10 +1000
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        Date:   Monday, 24 Jan 2000 23:07:57 EST
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From:           Norman J. Myers <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Jan 2000 11:13:12 -0500
Subject: 11.0146 Re: Seeking Enlightenment
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0146 Re: Seeking Enlightenment

>> What exactly is the benefit of knowing about pornographic versions of
>> Shakespeare's works? or that a current Penthouse centerfold identifies
>> herself with Juliet?

Well, I don't really know, but I suspect the same guy who penned that
immortal line:

"O, Romeo, that she were, O that she were
An open-arse, thou a pop'rin pear!"

might find such "knowledge" amusing.

Norman J. Myers, Professor Emeritus
Theatre Department
Bowling Green State University

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Jan 2000 09:04:33 -0800
Subject: 11.0146 Re: Seeking Enlightenment
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0146 Re: Seeking Enlightenment

Gabriel Egan writes, courageously:

>The benefit is a comforting masculinist reassurance that despite 30
>years of feminism, abuse victims can still be coerced into degrading
>poses to gratify the infantile sexual power fantasies of adult men.

Would a gay production of MND be better?  What about pornography that
aims at a female audience?

>A tenuous link with Shakespeare and contemporary culture gives this
>wank-material an intellectual gloss.

Alternatively, it might comfortingly reduce intellectual material to
wank-material, making it a lot less challenging.  It strikes me that
reducing the world to wank-material seems to be a basic goal of
advertising.  Been in a magazine store recently?

Cheers,
Se

 

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