The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1264 Tuesday, 24 June 2003
Date: Monday, 23 Jun 2003 15:48:56 +0100
Subject: 14.1245 Re: King John, Titus, Peele 2
Comment: RE: SHK 14.1245 Re: King John, Titus, Peele 2
Incidentally I suppose Brian Vickers may more likely have intended his
allusion to Pilate to be to Bacon's essay On Truth rather than Austin's
jesting allusion to it. The example nonetheless provides a very
interesting example of how one spectacular phrase seeps into different
layers of literature thus becoming more (a)illusive as it goes on.
Difficult for us stylometrists to track down - all history is a
palimpsest. Of course, the best use of Pilate in literature is by
Bulgakov. But we'll leave that to another day.
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