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Re: A Shrew
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1239  Monday, 19 June 2000.

[1]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Friday, 16 Jun 2000 23:57:41 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1224 Re: A Shrew

[2]     From:   Marcus Dahl <
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        Date:   Monday, 19 Jun 2000 07:55:15 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1224 Re: A Shrew


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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Friday, 16 Jun 2000 23:57:41 -0400
Subject: 11.1224 Re: A Shrew
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1224 Re: A Shrew

This subject has long fascinated me, and I suspect that Stephen Miller's
guess may be correct

>My best guess, after years of research, is that A Shrew represents a
>deliberate adaptation of The Shrew and I think my evidence is pretty
>conclusive, at least for the parallel I discuss in my full edition for
>New Cambridge Shakespeare (pp 9-10), though like Mike Jensen, I too
>would be interested to hear what members of the SHAKSPER list think.

But who was the adapter?  Could it have been Shakespeare himself?  And
are the additional Sly scenes interpolations by the adapter or did the
adapter work from a fuller version of The Shrew which is lost to us?
It seems to me that any valid answer to the question of what A Shrew is
must somehow account for the mysterious truncation of the Sly frame in
the Folio version.

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From:           Marcus Dahl <
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Date:           Monday, 19 Jun 2000 07:55:15 EDT
Subject: 11.1224 Re: A Shrew
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1224 Re: A Shrew

RE Stephen Miller' s DuBartas link

I am fascinated to think that there is reason to conclusively date and
assign textual identity to 'A Shrew' ...however did you mean to say that
A Shrew (published 1594 and played (?) at Newington Butts 1594) contains
an allusion to a poem not published in England until after 1594? It
would of course be far more interesting if The Shrew was a rewriting
like King John of an earlier work...

Yours,
Marcus.
 

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