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Re: Shakespeare and Research
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.065  Tuesday, 14 January 2003

[1]     From:   Claude Caspar <
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        Date:   Monday, 13 Jan 2003 10:38:31 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.060 Shakespeare and Research

[2]     From:   Takashi Kozuka <
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        Date:   Monday, 13 Jan 2003 21:17:21 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare and Research


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From:           Claude Caspar <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Jan 2003 10:38:31 -0500
Subject: 14.060 Shakespeare and Research
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.060 Shakespeare and Research

There is no doubt in my mind that He had access to some of the great
libraries of his day- don't you think some realized this guy's company
was worth what he could eat & drink and happy to hear his table-talk and
only to pleased to show off their expensive books?  Recent scholarship
exploring the extent of his Catholic influences stresses the "resources"
this line of possibility would make accessible, such as the libraries of
the great houses.  My guess is that he used others books by choice as
much as by necessity, being a parsimonious and astute businessman [well
attested to by Honnigmann, et ali], and saw the wisdom of not investing
his own funds when he could borrow what interested him, leaving him
ready cash to indulge the senses.

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From:           Takashi Kozuka <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Jan 2003 21:17:21 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare and Research

Bill Arnold wrote:

>so many writers make the assumption
>Will Shakespeare was not also
>dependent upon research for his own
>writing of plays.

I'm curious who Bill is referring to by "writers". (I assume that they
are not Shakespeare scholars, but other than that, I have no idea...)

Best wishes,
Takashi Kozuka

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