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Re: Feathers
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0955  Thursday, 26 April 2001

From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Apr 2001 13:22:43 +0100
Subject: 12.0924 Re: Feathers
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0924 Re: Feathers

John Briggs wrote

>By the time of H5 Shakespeare is dazzling us with his
>virtuosity, and anachronistically playing with the national
>themes of a country which wasn't formally united until
>200 years later.

I'm sure that on reflection John Briggs would agree that no "country"
was united by the act of union of 1800. Not even the most rabid
unionists think their United Kingdom is one country.

Gabriel Egan

PS: DERA's new anti-virus software, which stops the LoveBug by insisting
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