2001

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1370  Tuesday, 5 June 2001

From:           Abigail Quart <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 4 Jun 2001 15:57:25 -0400
Subject: 12.1351 Re: Hawks and Handsaws
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1351 Re: Hawks and Handsaws

"Sometime a cigar is just a cigar.  (Sigmund Freud)..."

That would be true if the plays were written by the subtext-free Oxford.
But when Shakespeare uses a word with multiple meanings, he doesn't
select one and toss the rest, he pretty much uses all of them. So I'm
sure he meant Hamlet can tell a bird from a hand tool. And those who are
content to go no farther or deeper will lead happy lives.

But it would be wrong to impose such limitations on either Shakespeare
himself, or the rest of us.

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