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Re: Johnson's Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0115  Friday, 19 January 2001

From:           Simon Malloch <
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Date:           Thursday, 18 Jan 2001 23:13:29 +0800
Subject: 12.0100 Re: Johnson's Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0100 Re: Johnson's Shakespeare

Don Bloom says:

>When you read Johnson on Prince Hal... you are encountering not only a
>powerful personality (with a wonderful prose style)...

That, Don, says it all.  One may disagree with Johnson on Shakespeare
out of personal preference, but his judgements are often, like that on
Hal, just, and at the end of the day his prose style is so pleasing that
it is an attraction in itself; certainly it draws me back to his work
time and time again. (I am finding currently that Macaulay is having the
same effect.)

Simon Malloch.

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