The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0470 Tuesday, 19 February 2002
Date: Monday, 18 Feb 2002 06:56:25 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0427 New York Times Articles
Comment: Re: SHK 13.0427 New York Times Articles
I found the article mystifyingly one-sided....
As you point out, the piece badly abused the standard journalistic "on
the one hand, on the other hand" device -- using it to imply, for
instance, that the dating of the plays could responsibly be revised to
accommodate deVere's too-early death. There was the usual doubletalk
about the source materials of the Tempest, and something about some
portrait that the Folger Library had misidentified. (As though this were
a major new piece of "evidence.")
Sound and fury.
I'm really surprised the Times bought into this.
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