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Re: Weed Noted
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0708  Saturday, 24 March 2001

[1]     From:   Geralyn Horton <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 10:08:33 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0677 Re: Weed Noted

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 08:01:25 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0677 Re: Weed Noted


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From:           Geralyn Horton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 10:08:33 -0500
Subject: 12.0677 Re: Weed Noted
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0677 Re: Weed Noted

 > >The question is, how did Shakespeare come to know so much about this
> >disease, unless he himself was a victim of it?
>
> He might have been married to one who had it. :)

This may sound merely clever, but I think it is also wise.  One of the
symptoms of this illness is that the one suffering-- or bouncing off the
walls with joyous energy-- believes that way the world looks in that
part of the cycle is the way the world is, and will be from now on.  It
is usually spouses, servants, friends, who notice the change and
eventually the pattern of changes.

Once it has been brought to the victim's attention, he may become an
observer and recorder of its effects in himself and others.

Geralyn Horton, Playwright
Newton, Mass. 02460
<http://www.tiac.net/users/ghorton>

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 08:01:25 -0800
Subject: 12.0677 Re: Weed Noted
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0677 Re: Weed Noted

Clifford writes:

>This inability to distinguish reality from delusion is what permits us
>to share the experience of paranoia rather than simply observing it from
>the outside.

You know, you might just have come across a neat explanation for all of
the more conspiratorial theories in literary criticism.

Cheers,
Se

 

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