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Re: Postmodern Shakespearean Performance
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0145  Tuesday, 22 January 2002

From:           Karen Peterson <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Jan 2002 08:36:33 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0122 Postmodern Shakespearean Performance
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0122 Postmodern Shakespearean Performance

> Mike Jensen writes,
>
> "NO!  I shall stand up to bigotry wherever I find
> it....I shall never
> give tacit approval to bigots, so I shall not stop."

And then Charles Weinstein wrote,

> There, there, don't get excited.  I'm sure we all
> appreciate your
> superior virtue and humanity.

Many of us are reticent in standing up to bigotry, not to mention other
moral offenses both major and minor, because we are afraid of being
accused of acting "virtuous," or of simply seeming uncool.  I am guilty
of this more often than I care to admit. Yes, Mike gets "excited" by
bigoted statements.  "Excited" is not, perhaps, the right word.  I think
that the term, and the intellectual/emotional response represented by
the term "moral indignation" has suffered a bad rap in recent years.
Some situations and statements deserve moral indignation as a response.
Some -- not all -- of your statements, Mr. Weinstein, *in my opinion*
fall into this classification.

Karen E. Peterson

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