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Shakespeare, the Famous English Chunk Writer
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0673  Friday, 12 March 2004

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Mar 2004 14:12:11 -0800
Subject: 15.0655 Shakespeare, the Famous English Chunk Writer
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0655 Shakespeare, the Famous English Chunk Writer

W Lin objects that "Some teachers appear to be 'preachers of
Shakespeare'", after arguing that "it is still possible to remain
inspiring and intriguing at the same time".

Perhaps your use of "inspire" is ironic?  It seems far more mysterious
to inspire than to preach.

Secondly, I'm not sure what you mean by studying Shakespeare "simply for
cultural heritage's sake".  This seems a very different endeavour to
assuming "that Shakespeare offers to everyone or anyone some kind of
mysterious key into a transcendent knowledge, understanding, humanity,
happiness, sophistication, or whatever."

In any case, the less that Shakespeare contributes (to cultural
heritage, or understanding, or humanity, or happiness, or whatever), the
less reason there should be to read him.

Yrs,
SKL.

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