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Re: Authentic Performance
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1808  Monday, 25 September 2000.

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Sep 2000 09:46:09 +0100
Subject: 11.1790 Re: Authentic Performance
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.1790 Re: Authentic Performance

Mike Jensen writes:

> we know with reasonable certainty that Shakespeare did not attend
> Oxford.

Actually, all that we know for certain is that Shakespeare is not
recorded as having matriculated as an undergraduate, nor as having
graduated.  A glance at the map will show that Oxford is on the route
from Stratford to London.  If anyone is still keen on searching for the
'missing years', Oxford is a better bet than Lancashire.  What a
'schoolmaster in the country' might be doing in Oxford is a wide field
for speculation: teaching assistant, tutor to dim students, actor or
author for student plays...

John Briggs
 

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