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Re: Edmund
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1188  Friday, 13 June 2003

From:           David Bishop <
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Date:           Thursday, 12 Jun 2003 15:40:05 -0700
Subject: 14.1168 Re: Edmund
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1168 Re: Edmund

Ed Taft finds it implausible that we should believe France suddenly
decided to go home because he thought of something imperfect in the
state. I don't.  I don't think we are led to think much about this
aspect of the background.  The question is raised, immediately given a
satisfactory answer, and we get back to what we're really interested in.
If Ed worries about what happened in France, I wonder what he makes of
the gaps of logic pointed out by Bradley.

Maybe we could say that a play has a letter and a spirit. In my opinion,
Ed is following out certain letters to the nth degree and missing the
spirit.  Edgar, for example, is not the villain of the piece. Some
problems just don't amount to a hill of beans. I imagine he might also
feel that I am giving too much weight to some things, and not enough to
others. How to find the right balance? It's a long story.

Best wishes,
David Bishop

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