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Re: Hamlet and Grebanier
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0983  Tuesday, 20 May 2003

[1]     From:   Claude Casper <
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        Date:   Monday, 19 May 2003 11:30:56 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0970 Re: Hamlet and Grebanier

[2]     From:   Kenneth Chan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 20 May 2003 00:04:44 +0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0970 Re: Hamlet and Grebanier


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From:           Claude Casper <
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Date:           Monday, 19 May 2003 11:30:56 -0400
Subject: 14.0970 Re: Hamlet and Grebanier
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0970 Re: Hamlet and Grebanier

>"There is something absurd about the contempt of academic scholars, which
>is as great as a woman's for last year's fashion in dresses, for any
>speculations older than a couple of decades.

[Note to self:  Don't use that wry Ogden Nash line, "A woman would
rather be right than reasonable," unless it is an objective correlative
to my thesis. Not as long as my prostate holds out.]

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From:           Kenneth Chan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 20 May 2003 00:04:44 +0800
Subject: 14.0970 Re: Hamlet and Grebanier
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0970 Re: Hamlet and Grebanier

I am intrigued by Bill Arnold's long and strong support for Grebanier's
work; yet I have heard hardly anything about what Grebanier actually
said.  I also wonder why Grebanier's arguments are not being discussed -
that, to me, is a real shame.

Unfortunately I do not have access to Grebanier's book at the moment, so
I hope Bill Arnold would allow me a simple question on this: Would he
consider the quote below an accurate account of Grebanier's work?:

"Bernard Grebanier wrote a book titled The Heart of Hamlet, which argues
that Hamlet neither procrastinates nor pretends to be mad, that he is
action-oriented and is constantly acting in the play - the antithesis of
all the other theories."

Thank you.

Kenneth Chan

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