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Re: Shakespeare and German
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0602  Tuesday, 28 March 2000.

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Mar 2000 11:13:47 -0800
Subject: 11.0572 Re: Shakespeare and German
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0572 Re: Shakespeare and German

Florence Amit suggests:

> Here we have Hamlet, even inclusive of Yorick's skull. But why Palatine?
> It is because of the spread of Calvinism to the Lutheran territory of
> the Palatinate. Hamlet, initially was Calvinistic in outlook.

But why Hamlet?  Couldn't it just as easily have been a description of
Malvolio or Angelo, or any of the other so-called 'Puritan' characters
in the plays?

Cheers,
Se

 

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