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Re: Geography
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1491  Thursday, 14 June 2001

[1]     From:   Sam Small <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Jun 2001 12:16:19 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1478 Re: Geography

[2]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Jun 2001 09:59:26 -0400
        Subj:   SHK 12.1443 Re: Geography


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From:           Sam Small <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Jun 2001 12:16:19 +0100
Subject: 12.1478 Re: Geography
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1478 Re: Geography

John Jowett wrote:

A Scottish friend of mine will be very pleased to hear that some
Shakespearians think Shakespeare saw England as a mere peninsula,
presumably of Scotland.

The Scots think of the world - the whole universe, even -  as a
peninsular of Scotland.

SAM SMALL

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Jun 2001 09:59:26 -0400
Subject: Re: Geography
Comment:        SHK 12.1443 Re: Geography

Let's get back to the point.  England is not and never has been an
island.  Gaunt's 'mistake' confirms Shakespeare as a servant of ideology
rather than a dealer in what some like to think of as the simple truth.
Heaven knows why that should surprise anybody. Yet, in their efforts to
protect him from a role he readily adopts, the Bard's sentimental
worshippers seem prepared to engage in astonishing intellectual
contortions to persuade us that 'isle' here mysteriously means
'peninsula'.  Why?  I sometimes think that Chicken-Licken is alive and
well and living in Canada.

Terence Hawkes

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