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Re: Bardic Ignorance
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0958  Thursday, 4 May 2000.

[1]     From:   Kenneth S Requa <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 May 2000 10:15:44 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0953 Bardic Ignorance

[2]     From:   Arthur D L Lindley <
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        Date:   Thursday, 4 May 2000 10:05:32 +0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0953 Bardic Ignorance

[3]     From:   Michael Best <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 May 2000 20:01:14 -0700
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From:           Kenneth S Requa <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 May 2000 10:15:44 -0700
Subject: 11.0953 Bardic Ignorance
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0953 Bardic Ignorance

Just a small corollary to that, on Tuesday's American celebrity version
of "Millionaire", Dana Carvey was asked "In the 1998 film, Shakespeare
In Love, at which theater does Romeo and Juliet premier?"  He didn't
know, so he polled the audience and they of course responded "the
Globe", which was wrong.

Kenneth Requa

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From:           Lindley Arthur D L <
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Date:           Thursday, 4 May 2000 10:05:32 +0800
Subject: 11.0953 Bardic Ignorance
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0953 Bardic Ignorance

I may be misremembering, but doesn't Carol Vorderman have a fairly
brilliant-as these things currently go-degree from Cambridge?

Arthur Lindley

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From:           Michael Best <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 May 2000 20:01:14 -0700
Subject: 11.0953 Bardic Ignorance
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0953 Bardic Ignorance

Here's a nice nit-pick. Did anyone else look at the article in the
Guardian recommended by Werner Broennimann (on the subject of Carol
Vorderman's failure to pick Sir Toby in Who Wants to be a Millionaire)?
The article includes a quiz, "Know your Shakespeare?" devised by Michael
Billington. One question is this:

3: Who says, in Henry VI Part 2, "let's kill all the lawyers"?

   a Jack Straw

   b Jack Cade

   c Jack Falstaff

   d Jack Robinson

and the answer given at the bottom of the list is 3 (b), Jack Cade. Now,
all good SHAKSPERians know well that it was actually Dick the Butcher
who says this memorable line TO Jack Cade. It would spoil the fun to
tell on Michael Billington, of course.

Michael Best
Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions
<http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare>
 

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