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Re: Stratford Tourism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2059  Friday, 11 October 2002

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Oct 2002 08:19:42 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2046 Re: Stratford Tourism

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Oct 2002 23:36:56 +0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2050 Re: Stratford Tourism


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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Oct 2002 08:19:42 -0700
Subject: 13.2046 Re: Stratford Tourism
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2046 Re: Stratford Tourism

>From both 10/9 and 10/10:

>British citizens will be delighted to learn that Mr Jensen plans to take
>up the traditional New World burden of solemnly berating the Stratford
>locals for ignorance of their own heritage. His illustrious predecessors
>in this regard, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Henry James amongst
>them, derived great moral satisfaction from their labours. He might take
>up the issue of what has happened to Shakespeare's ashes. These used to
>be displayed in special receptacles in the foyer of the Shakespeare
>Memorial Theatre.
>
>Terence Hawkes

Apparently, the evil Hawkes gets to make his post twice, and I am not
allowed to answer?  Was this a mistake?

Mike Jensen

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Oct 2002 23:36:56 +0800
Subject: 13.2050 Re: Stratford Tourism
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2050 Re: Stratford Tourism

Dear all,

Since Jan Pick has confirmed the "fiddle-faddle touristy-style
misinformation" handed out by tour guides in Stratford-on-Avon, and John
Knapp has drawn attention to new world influence in the founding of the
Globe, I would like to say that the tour I took of the Globe last year
around Christmas was extremely well-informed.

I imagine that the credit for this can be given to the international
core of academics who work in it and pass through it, including not
least our own Gabriel Egan; nevertheless, it seems ironic that the
Globe, denounced on this very list as Disneyland and seen by many as an
unwanted American intrusion, has become least touristy of
Shakespeare-related sites.

Yours,
Sean.

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