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Civility
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1076  Saturday, 20 April 2002

From:           Paul E. Doniger <
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Date:           Thursday, 18 Apr 2002 23:20:20 -0400
Subject:        Civility

Mike Jensen responded to a recent posting:

> Brian Willis quotes me, then half-answers thus:
>
> > > Martin Steward wrote of King Lear:
> > >
> > > > I go with the Quarto reading every time on this
> > > > one:
> > >
> > > Must we choose?
> > >
> > > Mike Jensen
> >
> >Yes.
>
> Gee, Mr. Willis, remember when wise Peter Holland, just last week,
> pointed out to R. A. Cantrell that posts like this mean nothing because
> they lack ideas and arguments?  Yet your comments to Paul Doniger seem
> to agree with my point that we may embrace both Q and F.  So I wonder,
> was there was a point in this comment to me, or were you just being a
> smart ass?

There's no excuse for this kind of language on a scholarly listserv. I
thought we weren't going to do this sort of thing any longer. Frankly,
I'm disappointed that it wasn't refused. Please, can we moderate our
language and treat one another with respect?

Paul E. Doniger

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