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Re: Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0939  Thursday, 4 April 2002

[1]     From:   Sam Small <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2002 18:49:01 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter

[2]     From:   Steve Roth <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2002 10:14:46 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter

[3]     From:   Todd Lidh <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2002 13:44:22 -0500
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[4]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Thursday, 4 Apr 2002 11:33:43 +0100
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From:           Sam Small <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Apr 2002 18:49:01 +0100
Subject: 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter

The inane pastor Jack Brock needn't worry.  Time will burn Harry
Potter.  I performed the unfortunate task of seeing the film and my
companion had the worse task of listening to my irritable condemnation.
I will not waste any part of my life reading the books so I presume the
film bore some resemblance to the literature.  It was derivative, badly
written with a pretentious model of another world I found flat and
lifeless.  Meaningless exposition like "What's this thing?"  "Ahh, that
the twiggle-whizzy stick given to my grandfather my a magic toad with
pink eyes when he crossed the wobbly bridge . . . ." and so on and so
boring on!  Hasn't Rowling read the witches in Macbeth?  Or any
Shakespeare?  If she has she's forgotten all of it.  Rowling's fatuous
fiction is based on nothing, the Bard's on reality.

SAM SMALL
http://www.passioninpieces.co.uk

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From:           Steve Roth <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Apr 2002 10:14:46 -0800
Subject: 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter

>The United States has certain features built into its legal
>framework, including theoretically inviolable property rights and
>freedoms of speech and the press, that make it very difficult for
>would-be Ayatollahs to coerce the rejection of certain writings or
>ideas.

As District-Court Justice Decker said in the conclusion to his opinion
affirming the rights of the Nazi party against the City of Skokie:

"The ability of American society to tolerate the advocacy even of the
hateful doctrines espoused by the plaintiffs without abandoning its
commitment to freedom of speech and assembly is perhaps the best
protection we have against the establishment of any Nazi-type regime in
this country."

Thanks,
Steve
http://princehamlet.com

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From:           Todd Lidh <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Apr 2002 13:44:22 -0500
Subject: 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter

Thanks to Richard Burt for sharing that story about one man's laughable
actions.

My students enjoyed it so much, we're planning a "mock" book burning of
all the novels and plays I've had them read in my Restoration and
Eighteenth Century Literature class this semester.

I wonder if CNN will be there...

Todd M Lidh
Flagler College

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Date:           Thursday, 4 Apr 2002 11:33:43 +0100
Subject: 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0928 Shakespeare Burned with Harry Potter

It's all rather heroic isn't it? I think it appeals to my English
sympathy for the underdog, and hopeless causes; which you would imagine
to be akin to the values of the US Constitution (closer inspection shows
you how wrong you can be, pace Jeremy Lott's rose-tinted view of it).
How many copies of "The Philosopher's Stone" et al would our Rev have to
burn to eradicate Harry Potter? Let alone Shakespeare.

Guttenburg really let the cat out of the proverbial bag didn't he - and
now the whole world has gone to pot...

I wonder why the soppy Christianity one finds in Stephen King was
considered a threat?

m

[Down, Down, Down with Dagon!]

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