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Re: Henry Irving on KEAN: Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2752  Wednesday, 5 December 2001

From:           Christopher Moore <
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Date:           Tuesday, 4 Dec 2001 11:06:01 -0800
Subject: 12.2739 Re: Henry Irving on KEAN: Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2739 Re: Henry Irving on KEAN: Shakespeare

Dear Judi,

I am smiling as I write this.  I have kept Irving's text the way it
appears in the book, published in 1893  I believe, I don't have it with
me at the moment.  Perhaps, the spellings should have been changed to
suit a modern eye, but there is a charm in your response that I wouldn't
trade for a world of proper spellings.   As for the text, it is word for
word what Irving said in the lecture, or what he published as having
been word for word what he said in the lecture.  Edmund Kean's life
might be expurgated in respectable company, but the text as it is posted
on the site has not been thinned at all.

Chris Moore
www.classicaltheatre.com

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