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Re: Hawks and Handsaws
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1649  Thursday, 28 June 2001

From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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Date:           Thursday, 28 Jun 2001 04:37:30 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.1629 Re: Hawks and Handsaws
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1629 Re: Hawks and Handsaws

Don writes:

>Karen Peterson-Kranz, citing Berry's book on the
>hunt, writes:
>
>He explores, for example, the role of poaching
>in "The Merry Wives of Windsor", the paradox of
>pastoral hunting in "As
>You Like It", the intertwining of hunting and
>politics in "The Tempest",
>and the gendered language of falconry in "The
>Taming of the Shrew"."
>
>Hoping that I am not merely descending into
>quibbling (in the modern
>sense of the word) I would suggest that the dear
>killing in AYLI is a
>form of poaching rather than true hunting on
>horseback with hounds.

I certainly agree, and also in the hope that I am not being unbearably
petty, I must point out that I did not write the section quoted above.
I was quoting the "summary" provided by Amazon.  I haven't read the book
(as I pointed out in the original post), can't vouch for it, and would
certainly not venture to summarize it.

Don makes a good point here, though, apart from my small and petty
clarification.

Cheers,
Karen

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