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Re: Deeper Than Plummet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1395  Wednesday, 23 May 2002

From:           Janet OKeefe <
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Date:           22 May 2002 07:47:57 -0700
Subject: 13.1375 Re: Deeper Than Plummet
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1375 Re: Deeper Than Plummet

> p.s.: In what way is world of The Tempest "recognizably Renaissance?"
> Are there indications of its period beyond the establishment of Tunis in
> place of Carthage?

To touch on an earlier discussion, one example is that Prospero is very
much a Renaissance mage.  Current magical practice and what we can
reconstruct of ancient magical practice is very different from what
Prospero did.  The magic he practices fits the magical texts of his era
alone.

Janet T. O'Keefe

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