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Re: Shaxicon
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0090  Tuesday, 16 January 2001

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Monday, 15 Jan 2001 17:56:06 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0077 Re: Shakespeare The Player

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Sunday, 14 Jan 2001 19:16:11 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0077 Re: Shakespeare The Player


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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Monday, 15 Jan 2001 17:56:06 -0000
Subject: 12.0077 Re: Shakespeare The Player
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0077 Re: Shakespeare The Player

Karen Peterson-Kranz wrote

>Many thanks to Dave Knauer for the SHAXICON link.
>To the rest of the listmembers, if you haven't checked it
>out yet, do!

Many readers might already have checked it out long ago, the essay in
question being over 5 years old. (The warning that SHAXICON occupies a
hard-disk busting 80+ megs now seems so quaint.)

In 1994-6 the fuss about SHAXICON and its application to the 'Funeral
Elegy' attribution was tolerable because Foster promised that very soon
we'd all be able to check his work by using SHAXICON for ourselves.
Since then there's been nothing and in the absence of the thing itself
one is led to conclude that the whole story was puff.

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Sunday, 14 Jan 2001 19:16:11 -0500
Subject: 12.0077 Re: Shakespeare The Player
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0077 Re: Shakespeare The Player

>Whether or not you buy Foster's methodology and results, the character
>list is
>fascinating.  My favorite: his conclusion that Shakespeare likely
>played, at least some of the time, Chorus in H5.  Just think about that
>first line.

Even without Don Foster's computer model I thought this one was fairly
obvious.  Consider "bending author" in the Epilogue.

I think there is also a good chance the Epilogue in 1HIV was presented
by Shakespeare.
 

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