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"Beware March 15!" but No Fear
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0665  Friday, 12 March 2004

From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Mar 2004 10:52:26 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 15.0646 "Beware March 15!" but No Fear Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0646 "Beware March 15!" but No Fear Shakespeare

While I agree with the sentiments of others on this thread, does anyone
suppose the wily students won't try to find such simplifications of the
text? A question perhaps worth asking: When was the first "translation"
of Chaucer in to current English? I no longer discourage students from
using purchased notes, synopses, translations, or whatever else they can
find.  What I do require is their engagement with Middle English and
Shakespeare's early modern English (including, occasionally, in original
spelling) in the classroom and on the tests. Perhaps that is the most we
can do anymore.

I do hope directors are resisting "translations" for the staging of the
plays.

Jack Heller
Huntington College

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