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Bard Barred For Being Too Boring
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2209  Thursday, 20 November 2003

[1]     From:   D Bloom <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Nov 2003 10:19:55 -0600
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.2201 Bard Barred For Being Too Boring

[2]     From:   Arthur Lindley <
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        Date:   Thursday, 20 Nov 2003 11:27:08 +0800 (SGT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2201 Bard Barred For Being Too Boring


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From:           D Bloom <
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Date:           Wednesday, 19 Nov 2003 10:19:55 -0600
Subject: 14.2201 Bard Barred For Being Too Boring
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.2201 Bard Barred For Being Too Boring

It's hard for me to imagine anything more boring than murder, obscenity,
madness, lust, supernatural phenomena, political chicanery, injustice,
revolution, and funny fat guys.

Maybe I don't go to the movies enough.

Cheers,
don

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From:           Arthur Lindley <
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Date:           Thursday, 20 Nov 2003 11:27:08 +0800 (SGT)
Subject: 14.2201 Bard Barred For Being Too Boring
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2201 Bard Barred For Being Too Boring

On Wednesday, 19 Nov 2003, Markus Dahl wrote:

>"In reality there is no kind of evidence or argument by which one can
>show that Shakespeare, or any other writer, is 'good'. Nor is there any
>way of definitely proving that-for instance-Warwick Beeping is 'bad'.
>Ultimately there is no test of literary merit except survival, which is
>itself an index to majority opinion.

I'm embarrassed to admit knowing this, but the name is Warwick Deeping:
once popular English sentimental novelist, flourished in the 1920s and
'30s, cited in _Brighton Rock_ as proof of a character's bad literary
taste.  There should be a Warwick Beeping, however -- the inventor of
the cell phone, perhaps.

Arthur Lindley

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