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Re: Major Clerical Characters
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1972  Wednesday, 25 September 2002

[1]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2002 14:58:02 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1943 Re: Major Clerical Characters

[2]     From:   H. David Friedberg <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2002 21:47:36 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1943 Re: Major Clerical Characters


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From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Sep 2002 14:58:02 -0500
Subject: 13.1943 Re: Major Clerical Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1943 Re: Major Clerical Characters

> The historic time of Hamlet antedates Martin Luther by half a
> millennium.  (And Hamlet, as no other play of Shakespeare's does,
> actually suggests the truth of a specifically RC doctrine.)

Better check on the dates for schools in Wittenberg.

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell
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From:           H. David Friedberg <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Sep 2002 21:47:36 -0400
Subject: 13.1943 Re: Major Clerical Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1943 Re: Major Clerical Characters

I said

>How about Hamlet???

and confused  R A Cantrell, John W Kennedy, and Sean Lawrence

How's that for a zeugma? (or maybe  a syllepsis?)

Although the play Hamlet is apparently set in the eighth eleventh and
seventeenth centuries in Denmark I believe that is to be understood in
the context of WS' time in England, including England' customs
censorship and laws

Here is a link to a page written in 1885 showing the relation of
England's Laws of Suicides and the contents of Act 5  Scene 1

http://www.sourcetext.com/lawlibrary/guernsey/00.htm

Best,
H. David Friedberg

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