2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0515  Monday, 17 March 2003

From:           Takashi Kozuka <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 15 Mar 2003 22:56:11 0000
Subject:        Re: Questions

Just in case I didn't make my point clear enough in my previous post
(and probably I didn't). I'm not an expert in early modern rhetoric, so
I assumed that by "early modern rhetoric" David meant rhetoric that
Shakespeare may have been familiar with - for example, rhetoric he may
have learned at the local grammar school. Shakespeare appears to have
read some books on rhetoric (for example, The Garden of Eloquence), but
was he familiar with the rhetoric within the branch of heraldic law that
James is talking about? How do we know, or can we know, Shakespeare
knew/followed it? Or does it matter? Was his audience familiar with
heraldic law? Did Shakespeare read any of those books James mentioned?
Any evidence?

Best wishes,
Takashi

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