2000

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1275  Friday, 23 June 2000.

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 22 Jun 2000 09:33:38 -0700
        Subj:   Of Shakespeare and Basketball (and Shakespeare as Bible)

[2]     From:   Carol Barton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Thursday, 22 Jun 2000 13:21:23 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1270 Of Shakespeare and Basketball


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From:           Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Jun 2000 09:33:38 -0700
Subject: 11.1270 Of Shakespeare and Basketball (and Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1270 Of Shakespeare and Basketball (and Shakespeare
as Bible)

Hugh Davis mentions that Shaquille O'Neal has taken to calling himself
"the big Shakespeare".  Can anyone imagine Shaq calling himself "the big
Jehovah"?  Has he?  This might go some distance to showing a continuing
distinction between the Shakespearean canon and the Bible.

There's a second issue in all this:  is treating Shakespeare as the
Bible necessarily a bad thing?  After all, we treat the Bible as
literature.  If it would bring some of the sophisticated tools of
Biblical hermeneutics (as opposed to a na 

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