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Re: Detective Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1892  Friday, 6 October 2000.

From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Thursday, 5 Oct 2000 22:06:43 +0100
Subject: 11.1878 Re: Detective Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1878 Re: Detective Shakespeare

I'm not quite sure that it counts as a "detective novel", but Nigel
Dennis' magnificent +Cards of Identity+ (1955) culminates in a
performance of that well-known Shakespeare play, +The Prince of Antioch+
[text provided in the novel] in which a character dies in the course of
the performance of the play.

Much of its time, both in terms of Shakespearean criticism [the theme of
identity] and politics [the Abbey of Redeemed Communists], but still
pungent, like well-aged mustard.

Robin Hamilton
 

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