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To Bill or not to Bill
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0224  Wednesday, 31 January 2001

From:           Kevin De Ornellas <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 Jan 2001 21:18:31 -0000
Subject:        To Bill or not to Bill

The plot of tonight's (Tuesday, January 30) episode of telly Copper
show, The Bill ( revolved around Hamlet's 'To be or not
to be' speech.  A precocious, Shakespeare-loving child was rescued from
a river.  It was believed that a local thug who had been bullying her
was responsible.  But a conscientious Sergeant searched the girl's shed,
finding that she had transcribed the 'To be' speech.  This encouraged
suspicions that the child had been contemplating suicide.  The child had
indeed thrown herself into the river, although it was the mental
torturing of the bully that had sent her over the edge.

Kevin De Ornellas
Queen's University, Belfast

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