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Ambiguous Words
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1854  Thursday, 25 September 2003

[1]     From:   L. Swilley <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2003 07:05:46 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1845 Ambiguous Words

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        Date:   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2003 07:15:52 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1845 Ambiguous Words


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From:           L. Swilley <
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Date:           Wednesday, 24 Sep 2003 07:05:46 -0500
Subject: 14.1845 Ambiguous Words
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1845 Ambiguous Words

Peter Groves writes:

>I agree with Carol that the play is profoundly anti-Semitic...

If it is, it is also profoundly anti-Christian.

      L. Swilley

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From:           L. Swilley <
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Date:           Wednesday, 24 Sep 2003 07:15:52 -0500
Subject: 14.1845 Ambiguous Words
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1845 Ambiguous Words

Bob Rosen writes,

>I've never heard of any Western legal code that grants executionary
>power to a party, etc.

In the case of "Merchant," it does. That's a fact of the *play*; we can
no more question that fact than we can doubt that Portia is accepted as
a man, Balthasar, that she is undectected by Bassanio,  or that she
could be so knowledgeable of the law.

        L. Swilley

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