2002

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0718  Monday, 11 March 2002

[1]     From:   Lucia A. Setari <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 8 Mar 2002 15:31:45 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0689 Re: Hamlet (Once More)

[2]     From:   Anthony Burton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 8 Mar 2002 11:15:27 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0711 Re: Hamlet (Once More)


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From:           Lucia A. Setari <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 8 Mar 2002 15:31:45 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 13.0689 Re: Hamlet (Once More)
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0689 Re: Hamlet (Once More)

In my opinion, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex can be considered the earliest
detective play.  Which links Hamlet with Oedipus again, but avoiding
Freud.

Lucia A. Setari

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From:           Anthony Burton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 8 Mar 2002 11:15:27 -0500
Subject: 13.0711 Re: Hamlet (Once More)
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0711 Re: Hamlet (Once More)

I also once liked to maintain that Hamlet was the first detective story
until a friend proposed Oedipus Rex, with King O doubling as detective
and culprit, just like Pogo.  I can't do better than that.

But I have  more trouble than Markus Marti with LORD, from whom nothing
is hidden in any event, nor even contrary to LORD's wishes and purpose.
Sort of takes the "mystery" out of the story for me, and raises Cain
with the issue of guilt, too.

TB

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