2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2120  Tuesday, 4 November 2003

From:           Takashi Kozuka <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 31 Oct 2003 20:02:40 0000
Subject:        Re: no spirit dares stir

Bill has suggested in this and/or other threads that we should read his
book (Jesus: The Gospel According to Will) for further studies. One may
be able to purchase it on abebooks.com as Bill said, but unfortunately,
his book is not easily accessible in the UK. (At Waterstone's, one of
the biggest bookshops in the UK, I was told that its database didn't
have Bill's book, and neither Amazon.co.uk nor whsmith.co.uk sells it.
It's not available either in the BL or in any of the 26 UK university
libraries contributing to the union catalogue called 'COPAC'.)
Therefore, I should be most grateful if Bill could briefly summarise his
argument in his book when he refers to it (his book) in his future
posts. I would be most interested in (a) the different *connotations* of
the terms 'soul', 'spirit', 'ghost' etc. as used in early modern
England, not in 20th/21st-century America -- or rather, how people in
early modern England *may / seem to* have understood/used these terms
(we are looking at the issue through the 20th/21st-century glasses) --
and (b) from what sources besides the Bible and Shakespeare's works
(e.g., MS, pamphlets, rare books) he obtained the information. I hope
that SHAKSPERians will find such information useful. Many thanks in
advance.

Best wishes,
Takashi

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