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Re: Fops
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2102  Thursday, 16 November 2000.

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Nov 2000 07:41:07 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2085 Re: Fops

[2]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Nov 2000 12:45:30 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2096 Re: Fops

[3]     From:   Mary Jane Miller <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Nov 2000 16:08:05 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2055 Re: Fops

[4]     From:   David Schalkwyk <
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        Date:   Thursday, 16 Nov 2000 09:50:13 SAST-2
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2096 Re: Fops

[5]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Thursday, 16 Nov 2000 06:52:11 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 11.2028 Re: Fops

[6]     From:   Paul E. Doniger <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Nov 2000 19:14:37 -0800
        Subj:   Fw: SHK 11.2096 Re: Hamlet and indecision



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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Nov 2000 07:41:07 -0800
Subject: 11.2085 Re: Fops
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2085 Re: Fops

Bill Godshalk writes:

> And this is precisely where we part company.  Fictive characters have no
> agency.  Hamlet, for example, cannot decide to do anything.  He cannot
> make a claim upon me, although I can decide to read the play in which he
> is a character.

And my point is precisely that he doesn't have to have agency to make a
claim upon us.  Lavinia's claim upon those around her is strongest when
her agency is weakest.

Cheers,
Se

 

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