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Re: Renaissance Audiences
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1534  Tuesday, 29 July 2003

From:           Bob Haas <
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Date:           Monday, 28 Jul 2003 15:45:31 -0400
Subject: 14.1523 Re: Renaissance Audiences
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1523 Re: Renaissance Audiences

>I'm very
>dubious about the analogy of the revival meeting: surely this is a type
>of communal event that owes its distinctive form to African culture.

I do NOT want to begin a racial debate here, but I'm a touch dismayed
that a participant on the list assumes (apparently) that only African
American persons shaped the revival meeting phenomenon.  Such an
assumption smacks of remarkable ignorance.  What makes the American
experience so rich is the contributions of many differing cultures to
common cultural phenomenon ... ones that sometimes cross even racial
barriers.

Bob Haas
Department of English
High Point University

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