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Conspicuous Silence
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1328  Tuesday, 14 May 2002

From:           Jimmy Jung <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 May 2002 14:04:03 -0400
Subject:        Conspicuous Silence

I recently reported on a production of Much Ado, where Hero's
overbearing attitude towards the house staff, including Margaret, seems
to provide a justification for her conspicuous silence during Claudio's
accusation of her.  I have certainly seem productions of Othello, where
Emily's conspicuous silence was portrayed as the clear result of Iago's
abuse, but I don't think that is apparent in the text, just a natural
extension of what we know about the characters.

These examples have set me to wondering if these "conspicuous silences"
have any significance.  They seem a bit glaring to be just the result of
needing the plot to move forward.  I wonder what it all "means" and what
examples I am missing.

Jimmy

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