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Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1530  Monday, 18 June 2001

[1]     From:   Evelyn Gajowski <
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        Date:   Friday, 15 Jun 2001 16:17:51 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1513 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

[2]     From:   Marcus Dahl <
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        Date:   Friday, 15 Jun 2001 21:20:33 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1513 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

[3]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Friday, 15 Jun 2001 21:55:01 -0700
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From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Jun 2001 16:17:51 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.1513 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1513 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

Norah Vincent's recent commentary in the LA Times ("His Dimwitted
Pretense Gone, He Shrewdly Rules the Place," 14 May 2001) compares Shrub
to Hamlet-to the extent that both feign stupidity/madness to conceal
intelligence, both are motivated to avenge the defeat/death of the
father by "a lecherous, intemperate . . . pretender," etc.

Evelyn Gajowski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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From:           Marcus Dahl <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Jun 2001 21:20:33 EDT
Subject: 12.1513 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1513 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

Sorry, but I agree with Tolstoy. Shakespeare's 'Characters' (despite
Johnson, Hazlitt etal) are NOT like real people. Archetypes possibly,
real I think not.

Read Pelevin for similar thing (but he's better cos modern).

Best,
Marcus.

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Jun 2001 21:55:01 -0700
Subject: 12.1513 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1513 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters

Karen suggests,

>Good point, Sean.  Try these out.  Tony Blair as Bassanio, and Peter
>Mandelson as Antonio.  Or, on the other side of the aisle, William Hague
>as Richard II and Michael Portillo as Bolingbroke.

I'm wondering whether, as the euro-phobic tories fall apart, we'll be
able to see the whole H6 cycle acted out, with everybody blaming
everyone else while losing.

As a parallel for Blaire (or Chr

 

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