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Re: Why Shakespeare Conflicts
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1619  Tuesday, 26 June 2001

[1]     From:   Takashi Kozuka <
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        Date:   Monday, 25 Jun 2001 20:32:49
        Subj:   Re: Why Shakespeare Conflicts

[2]     From:   John Briggs <
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        Date:   Tue, 26 Jun 2001 08:08:59 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 12.1598 Re: Why Shakespeare Conflicts


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From:           Takashi Kozuka <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Jun 2001 20:32:49
Subject:        Re: Why Shakespeare Conflicts

Sam Small once again insists on Shakespeare's universality:

>Add to this his acute sense of conflict and drama and you have a literary
>tract that will translate to any culture on the planet and will be
>instantly understood. ... >Shakespeare was ... the master exponent of the
>universal act.

Really? I wonder (once again) how Sam knew so certainly that there was
"a literary tract that will translate to ANY culture on the planet and
will be INSTANTLY understood" (emphasis added). Is he familiar with all
the cultures in the world (both known and unknown)? Has he visited all
the countries? Has he talked to every single person on the earth? Isn't
this another *romantic generalization*? If his assumption is correct,
why do SHAKSPERs disagree each other when we read Shakespeare? Having
lived in three countries, studied different cultures and met many people
with different cultural backgrounds, it's very difficult for me to
swallow his assumption.

>The unconscious part of our mind is something that writers especially
>unconsciously employ.

Isn't this "begging the question"?

Takashi Kozuka

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From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Tue, 26 Jun 2001 08:08:59 +0100
Subject: 12.1598 Re: Why Shakespeare Conflicts
Comment:        RE: SHK 12.1598 Re: Why Shakespeare Conflicts

>>You should bear in mind that, in
>>important respects, Copnor isn't even like North End.

>Not something that I'd ever considered...  Mind you, I probably
>don't help matters by thinking of Buckland when people say North
>End.  Now, if you'd said Stamshaw...

Those unfamiliar with the game *Mornington Crescent* will probably be
completely baffled by this Portsmouth version...

John Briggs

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