2002

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2034  Tuesday, 8 October 2002

From:           John W. Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 07 Oct 2002 17:17:36 -0400
Subject: 13.2022 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2022 Re: Haunted by the Ghost in Hamlet

From:           David Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

>Shakespeare's ghost may
>contribute as much to folk belief as it takes from it.

Dorothy L. Sayers says as much, as I recall, in her introduction to the
"Purgatorio".  But note that Shakespeare is only reflecting the
Purgatory of his age; Dante's mountain of faith, of hope, and of love,
of Paradise deferred, but not denied, is quite alien to the Hell annexe
found even in the most liberal 16th-century RCism.

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