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Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0150  Wednesday, 21 January 2004

[1]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2004 07:51:55 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0138 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids

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        Date:   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2004 14:03:31 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0138 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids

[3]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2004 13:47:29 -0800
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From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 20 Jan 2004 07:51:55 -0600
Subject: 15.0138 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0138 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids

 >For if
 >he had he would have known that there were 50 known academic scholars
 >from Cambridge, Oxford and Westminster as well as a few men close  to
 >King James, including himself, who  were involved, and named,

Anyone who has not read Miles Smith's "To the Reader" from the KJV is
missing a delightful and instructive read.

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Date:           Tuesday, 20 Jan 2004 14:03:31 -0500
Subject: 15.0138 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0138 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids

I know next to nothing about the development of the KJV, and don't mean
to defend the article, but I am compelled to point out that the Toronto
Star is Toronto's primary broadsheet, and has no relation to the
tabloid, despite the name.

The Globe and Mail, "Canada's National Newspaper", which likes to think
of itself as our paper of record, is usually referred to as "The Globe",
which also makes for some interesting errors.

Joanne Rochester

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Tuesday, 20 Jan 2004 13:47:29 -0800
Subject: 15.0138 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0138 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids

Bill Arnold writes,

 >Maybe, just maybe, this is so erroneous in scope and content from known
 >scholarship because it appears to be from an online tabloid in Canada.

I'm afraid that can't stand as their excuse.  The Toronto Star is (or at
least, was) Canada's most widely-read newspaper, since it's the
metropolitan journal for the largest city.  It published Pierre
Trudeau's intervention in the constitutional crisis of the 1980s, for
instance, and employed the young Hemingway, who adopted the terse style
as his own.  It isn't, in other words, anything that one would normally
call a tabloid.

What's really terrifying is that the author is described as "professor
emeritus of the Humanities at York University."  Ironically, he's the
author of a forthcoming book entitled _Addiction to Illusion_, which
just goes to show that post-modern media cynicism is no defense against
naivety.

Yours,
Sean Lawrence.

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