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Re: Historical Information
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2355  Monday, 18 December 2000

From:           Paul E. Doniger <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Dec 2000 18:11:36 -0800
Subject: Historical Information
Comment:        SHK 11.2338 Historical Information

Thanks to Ronald Dwelle for thus weird quotation:

> "One of the many important things Shakespeare puts into his plays is
> theme.  They are generally repetitive throughout different performances.
> This is due to the fact that people as a society were not around during
> the Shakespearean Era, therefore, no individual can be sure what his
> thinking methods were. This leaves more room for interpretation."

I guess 'theme' went to see Shakespeare's plays in the theatre (since
there were no people then, and Shakespeare did make a lot of money
producing his plays), and 'theme' must have acted all the parts (after
all people didn't exist!). It's a shame that 'theme' are "generally
repetitive throughout different performances,"  but I guess that's what
happens when people as a society don't exist. Of course, this is only my
interpretation, for which more room has been left.

What WAS my thinking method?

Paul E. Doniger

P.S. I'm curious about the rest of this "exam question" (was there a
question?!?). I hope Ron D. is willing to share it with us -- for our
amusement, of course.

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