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Hamlet and Recognition
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0473  Wednesday, 18 February 2004

From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Feb 2004 12:27:47 -0500
Subject: 15.0441 Hamlet and Recognition
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0441 Hamlet and Recognition

 >Leslie Hotson writes intelligently
 >and discursively about these (and one in particular) in "Shakespeare by
 >Hilliard".

It's been a long time since I looked at Hotson's book, but as I recall
it constructs an elaborate political intrigue around Hilliard's
full-length miniature portrait of a young man among roses, involving
Essex and Elizabeth and what not, and proposes that Shakespeare himself
is represented in another young man burning in the flames of love--both
arguments that must, I believe, be taken with cow-pasture size blocks of
salt.  The standard art-historical treatments of the Tudor-Stuart
miniature are by Erna Auerbach and Sir Roy Strong; there is a lot of
information about the social context of the works in Mary Edmond's
biography of the two principal miniaturists, Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac
Oliver.

Smally,
David Evett

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