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Re: Hamlet's Books
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2221  Monday, 4 December 2000

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Friday, 01 Dec 2000 09:00:14 -0800
        Subj:   SHK 11.2208 Re: Hamlet's Books

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Friday, 01 Dec 2000 10:24:31 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2208 Re: Hamlet's Books


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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Friday, 01 Dec 2000 09:00:14 -0800
Subject: Re: Hamlet's Books
Comment:        SHK 11.2208 Re: Hamlet's Books

You mean Hamlet wasn't reading Catch-22?

Mike Jensen

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Friday, 01 Dec 2000 10:24:31 -0800
Subject: 11.2208 Re: Hamlet's Books
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2208 Re: Hamlet's Books

Paul Doniger writes:

> Actually, Hamlet requested that the First Player perform a speech,
> "Aeneas Tale To Dido" from an unnamed play (there has been much beating
> about of brains as to the source of this unknown play).

I thought it was broadly agreed that this comes from a precursor of
Othello, about a military officer being killed using poisoned fish-eggs,
I believe entitled "Caviar to the General".  No doubt someone will now
make an argument that since he stopped people being shot and bulldozed
into pits, he must have deserved it.

Cheers,
Se

 

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