Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 2002 :: February ::
Re: Michael Rubbo's "Much Ado About Something"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0526  Friday, 22 February 2002

[1]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Thursday, 21 Feb 2002 11:50:15 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0516 Re: Michael Rubbo's "Much Ado About Something"

[2]     From:   Karen Peterson <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Friday, 22 Feb 2002 05:12:16 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0516 Re: Michael Rubbo's "Much Ado About Something"


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           R. A. Cantrell <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Thursday, 21 Feb 2002 11:50:15 -0600
Subject: 13.0516 Re: Michael Rubbo's "Much Ado About Something"
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0516 Re: Michael Rubbo's "Much Ado About Something"

> These days, the medium isn't just the message -- it's what passes for
> history.

License granted for one purpose may then be expropriated for other
purposes: camel, tent, nose, relativism.

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell
<
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Karen Peterson <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Friday, 22 Feb 2002 05:12:16 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0516 Re: Michael Rubbo's "Much Ado About Something"
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0516 Re: Michael Rubbo's "Much Ado About Something"

Brandon wrote,

> I wouldn't be surprised if a large number of people
> today half-believe
> that R&J was in fact composed as the result of a
> love affair with a
> noblewoman who joined Shakespeare's troupe!
>
> These days, the medium isn't just the message --
> it's what passes for
> history.

I have already encountered undergraduates who not only half-believe, but
wholly believe, that Paltrow's character is a historical fact.  One
earnest young woman couldn't believe that Sonnets 1-126 were addressed
to a man when it was so patently obvious (to her) that the
"master-mistress" was this very Viola.

Sigh.

Cheers,
Karen

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.