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Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1545  Tuesday, 19 June 2001

From:           Stevie Gamble <
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Date:           Mon, 18 Jun 2001 14:09:06 EDT
Subject: 12.1530 Re: SHAKSPERean Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1530 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.

I was very disappointed not to be able to read this article; it would
have provided much needed amusement to a day otherwise devoted to some
of the less thrilling aspects of the STC. Perhaps Evelyn Gajowski would
bear in mind that we don't all have access to the LA Times before
trailing such unattainable delights in front of us...

Best wishes,
Stevie Gamble

[Editor's Note: The LA Times can be found online at
http://www.latimes.com/ Unfortunately, the article in question is more
than two weeks old and thus not available for free access.  -HMC]
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