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Re: Hemp and hanging
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1250  Monday, 28 May 2001

[1]     From:   Stevie Gamble <
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        Date:   Friday, 25 May 2001 16:28:37 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1231 Re: Hemp and hanging

[2]     From:   Peter Groves <
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        Date:   Saturday, 26 May 2001 10:47:05 +1000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 12.1231 Re: Hemp and hanging

[3]     From:   Tom Rutter <
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        Date:   Sat, 26 May 2001 19:40:36 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1172 Re: Hemp and Hanging


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From:           Stevie Gamble <
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Date:           Friday, 25 May 2001 16:28:37 EDT
Subject: 12.1231 Re: Hemp and hanging
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1231 Re: Hemp and hanging

>Incidentally, I find no references to tobacco whatsoever in
>Shakespeare's plays. Curious, considering so many of his fellow writers
>mention its use.

Perhaps he was trying to give it up?

Best Wishes
Stevie

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From:           Peter Groves <
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Date:           Saturday, 26 May 2001 10:47:05 +1000
Subject: 12.1231 Re: Hemp and hanging
Comment:        RE: SHK 12.1231 Re: Hemp and hanging

>Incidentally, I find no references to tobacco whatsoever in
>Shakespeare's plays. Curious, considering so many of his fellow writers
>mention its use.

>Cheers,
> Rainbow

Not that curious, considering that very few of his plays are set in the
here-and-now, and tobacco was a striking novelty.  His audience, while
not particularly sensitive to anachronism, cannot have been completely
indifferent to it: they might not notice the incongruity of clocks and
hats in <Julius Caesar>, but Brutus puffing on a pipe would have looked
absurd.

Peter Groves

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From:           Tom Rutter <
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Date:           Sat, 26 May 2001 19:40:36 +0100
Subject: 12.1172 Re: Hemp and Hanging
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1172 Re: Hemp and Hanging

Dear Andy: I'm afraid I'm not aware of any connection, but it's not a
subject I'm very knowledgeable about. The pamphlet's apparently by one
J. H. - I don't know if that would be of any bibliographical help.

Regards,
Tom (not Dr. yet, but thanks all the same) Rutter

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