The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1241 Friday, 20 June 2003
Date: Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 17:07:50 -0500
Subject: 14.1211 Re: King John, Titus, Peele
Comment: RE: SHK 14.1211 Re: King John, Titus, Peele
I have great respect for Brian Vickers, but I feel a need to make two
comments about his recent post.
("Reading Jim Carroll's latest diatribe, I was reminded of the first
sentence of Aristotle's 'Metaphysics': 'All men by nature desire to
know'. But Aristotle hadn't encountered Mr. Carroll. Die-hard
Shakespeare Conservators of his ilk really don't want to know etc. etc.
1. Accusing Mr. Carroll of writing diatribes in such a context raises
the old pot-kettle business.
2. The missive goes on and on and on.
3. (I know I said two but I miscounted) I don't read diatribes addressed
to members of this list; and I don't read missives that go on and on and
on. (Mr. Carroll's is also quite long, I should, in fairness, add.)
4. I don't expect anybody to burst into tears at learning that I haven't
read one of their postings, but I may not be the only one out there with
the same low tolerance for either of these two characteristics. May I
suggest easing up a bit?
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