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Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2266  Monday, 1 December 2003

[1]     From:   Hugh Grady <
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        Date:   Friday, 28 Nov 2003 10:56:56 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.2243 Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Michael B. Luskin <
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        Date:   Friday, 28 Nov 2003 11:10:36 EST
        Subj:   time

[3]     From:   Seb Perry <
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        Date:   Friday, 28 Nov 2003 14:26:02 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2256 Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare

[4]     From:   Ward Elliott <
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        Date:   Friday, 28 Nov 2003 09:53:58 -0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.2256 Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare


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From:           Hugh Grady <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Nov 2003 10:56:56 -0500
Subject: 14.2243 Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.2243 Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare

Well, for an oldie but goodie:  L. C. Knights, "Time's Subjects: The
Sonnets and 'King Henry IV'" in L. C. Knights, "Some Shakespearean
Themes" (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1960).

Best,
Hugh Grady

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From:           Michael B. Luskin <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Nov 2003 11:10:36 EST
Subject:        time

A very interesting post on time.  For me the most powerful evocation of
time is in Richard II, in the first speech of Act 5, scene five, he
repeatedly talks about time and wasting time. And, even more
interesting, he talks about it not only in the conventional sense, but
also in a musical context.

Michael B. Luskin

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From:           Seb Perry <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Nov 2003 14:26:02 -0000
Subject: 14.2256 Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2256 Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare

On the subject of time in Shakespeare, Steve Sohmer has a fascinating
(if hubristically titled) article, 'The "Double Time" Crux in *Othello*
Solved', in *English Literary Renaissance*, 32.2 (2002). He explains the
chronological confusions in the play with reference to the 1582
Gregorian Calendar reform.

But I think the original question had more to do with night and day.
Isn't there an article by W. W. Greg in which he tries to map out the
exact time scheme of Lear according to the references to night and day
in the text?  It's cited disapprovingly by Laurie Maguire in her
*Shakespearean Suspect Texts*.

Seb Perry.

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From:           Ward Elliott <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Nov 2003 09:53:58 -0800
Subject: 14.2256 Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.2256 Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare

This is a meaty thread.  Anyone interested in pursuing the topic of
Renaissance concepts of time would do well to consult Ricardo Quinones
The Renaissance Discovery of Time, 1972, and Alfred Crosby's The Measure
of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600, 1997.  If the
latter had appeared a decade earlier, it would have made a fine source
of inspiration for the quantitative authorship tests developed by the
Claremont Shakespeare Clinic during the intervening decade.

Ward Elliott

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