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Re: Subtext
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2772  Friday, 7 December 2001

[1]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Dec 2001 11:12:45 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2742 Re: Subtext

[2]     From:   Karen Peterson <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Dec 2001 09:12:52 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2742 Re: Subtext

[3]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Thursday, 06 Dec 2001 13:58:58 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2732 Re: Subtext

[4]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Thursday, 06 Dec 2001 17:18:08 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2757 Re: Subtext


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From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Dec 2001 11:12:45 -0600
Subject: 12.2742 Re: Subtext
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2742 Re: Subtext

Sam Small writes,

> The whole point of R&J is that
> stupid, crass people believe that supporting a particular political or
> philosophic credo is more important than love.

Somehow how I missed the political and/or philosophical credos in R&J.
As near as I can tell the Montagues and Capulets don't have any such
credos.  What they do have is an infected love for their own families
that causes and also justifies the hate that they have for the rival
family.

I would certainly agree with the assertion about what "stupid, crass
people" believe but I'm not sure who in the play qualifies.

Cheers,
don

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From:           Karen Peterson <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Dec 2001 09:12:52 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 12.2742 Re: Subtext
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2742 Re: Subtext

> The whole point
> of R&J is that
> stupid, crass people believe that supporting a
> particular political or
> philosophic credo is more important than love.

I may be wrong here, but do I sense here an implication that 'those who
believe that supporting a particular political or philosophic credo is
more important than love, are stupid, crass people'?

*If* that implication is therein lurking, I would ask:

Ever seen *Casablanca*?

Yours for politics, philosophy, and beautiful friendships,
Karen Peterson

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From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Thursday, 06 Dec 2001 13:58:58 -0500
Subject: 12.2732 Re: Subtext
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2732 Re: Subtext

>there's ... the insoluble question of what resides in the interstices of
>the text.

writes Se

 

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