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Re: Tragic Hero
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1199  Thursday, 24 May 2001

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 May 2001 08:21:00 -0700
Subject: 12.1188 Re: Tragic Hero
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1188 Re: Tragic Hero

Terence Hawkes wrote:

>The pomposity of some of the attacks on Stephanie Hughes has become
>quite breathtaking.  Sean Lawrence's sonorous 'Philosophy generally
>trumps history' finally takes the cake. What on earth can it possibly
>mean?  Such high-minded posturing outstrips anything of which Ms Hughes
>is accused.

What was that the pot called the kettle?  Award yourself a Golden Quill.

Florence Amit wrote:

>However Ms. Bonomi disqualifies herself from heeding me. She already knows
>all the answers she needs, including those relating to my personal
>psychology.

This is, of course, quite unfair.  Ms. Amit suffers from chronic Hughes
disease.  She made a claim about a character in *MOV,* a claim no
Shakespearean has made previously to my knowledge, but didn't
substantiate it from the text.  Ms. Bonomi assures us, I think
convincingly, that this claim can not be found in the text, and asked
Ms. Amit to stop mentioning it until she can demonstrate it is in the
text.  That sounds reasonable to me.

Since Ms. Amit also says,

>I am prepared to answer with as much precision that I can muster
>questions that any members of the forum may want to put to me.

perhaps she will be kind enough to do so.  Which acts, scenes, and lines
support this claim?

Mike Jensen

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