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Re: Bloom on Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1554  Monday, 4 August 2003

From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Friday, 1 Aug 2003 15:16:52 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 14.1519 Re: Bloom on Hamlet [The Ghost, of course!]
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1519 Re: Bloom on Hamlet [The Ghost, of course!]

Hugh Grady writes, "The main problem here, of course, is that there is
no innocent interpretation of the theories of Shakespeare's
contemporaries.  Just to pick an example on which there is nearly
universal contemporary consensus, E. M.  W. Tillyard presented a highly
truncated, ideologically informed 'Elizabethan World Picture' in an
attempt to do exactly what Sutton proposes, focus on Shakespeare's
contemporaries to illuminate his plays."

OK: now let's get real, shall we?  Bring in the ghost!

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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