The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1351 Monday, 4 June 2001
Date: Sunday, 03 Jun 2001 10:23:55 -0700
Subject: 12.1342 Re: Hawks and Handsaws
Comment: Re: SHK 12.1342 Re: Hawks and Handsaws
Would it be too outlandish to suggest that knowing a "hawk from a
handsaw" means being able to tell the difference between a bird of prey
and a small tool used for cutting wood? And were I playing Hamlet, I
might then go so far as to use an actor's liberty to inflect (with
subtext) that I could tell the difference between someone who has the
honor to live for himself and someone who lives as the tool of
another...i.e. insulting R & G and letting them know that I know that
they are Claudius' spies!
Sometime a cigar is just a cigar. (Sigmund Freud)...
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