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Re: Hamlet and the Passage of Time
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0345  Tuesday, 13 February 2001

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Monday, 12 Feb 2001 09:45:52 -0800
Subject: Re: Hamlet and the Passage of Time
Comment:        SHK 12.0322 Re: Hamlet and the Passage of Time

I wrote:

>> Do you also claim that when he made time mistakes (actually, I think of
>> them as paradoxes) in Othello, Merry Wives, Twelfth Night, and several
>> other plays, that he was writing from personal experience?

Stephanie Hughes relied:

> That would depend on the context, of course.

> A deeply moving piece might well be written on the trauma of losing the
> bit of paper on which the due date for the return of a library book is
> noted.  That's a model I think we can all permeate.

I do not understand how this answer applies to my point.  Either you
don't understand my point, or I do not understand your answer.  Do you
understand the time paradoxes in these other plays?  If you don't, OK,
say so and I'll back off.  Assuming you do, perhaps if you were to
specifically discuss those time paradoxes I'll be able to understand how
your answer applies.

Mike Jensen
 

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