2002

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1159  Friday, 26 April 2002

From:           Lisa Hopkins <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 26 Apr 2002 12:35:31 +0100
Subject:        Death Mask

Actually I wasn't thinking of the article Paul Franssen mentions, but of
a talk I attended some years ago.  The details are rather misty in my
mind but I can remember feeling that I had heard no convincing evidence
for the proposed identification with Shakespeare. I can't comment on
Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel's article because I haven't read it, so
I'm sorry if I gave the impression that it was to her argument that I
was applying the 'wildly speculative' label.  Presumably, however, it
will answer Jane Drake Brody's question about where the death mask can
now be seen.

As for Martin Steward's point, yes, I might believe him if he told me
that he could see things with greater sharpness than I appeared to be
able to do - but sometimes bad things happen to people who claim they
can see things which other people can't!

Lisa Hopkins
Sheffield Hallam University
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