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Re: Reviews
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0538  Wednesday, 19 March 2003

From:           Thomas Larque <
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Date:           Tuesday, 18 Mar 2003 17:06:36 -0000
Subject: 14.0530 Re: Reviews
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0530 Re: Reviews

>"Just because Charles Weinstein doesn't like hearing about minor
>productions or failed productions...doesn't mean that nobody else wants
>to hear about them...."
>
>--Thomas Larque on bad Shakespearean theater (2003)
>
>"Even if he is mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people
>and lawyers.  They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they,
>and a little chance?  We can't have all Brandeises and stuff like that
>there."
>
>--Senator Roman Hruska of Nebraska on failed Supremem Court nominee G.
>Harrold Carswell (1970)

And of course if Charles Weinstein were writing the History books we
would hear nothing about bad judges, bad wars (why write about the Suez
crisis, it failed, didn't it?) or anything except the best of
everything.  Of course that would mean future generations reading this
history would have no idea about how the world really operated, but what
does Charles Weinstein care about reality? - he is too busy riding his
hobbyhorses to bother with it.

Writing about bad productions is not the same as saying they are good
productions, just as writing history about bad judges is not the same as
saying that bad judges have every right to their jobs.

Thomas Larque.

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