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Lincoln / Macbeth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0807  Friday, 2 April 2004

From:           Abigail Quart <
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Date:           Thursday, 1 Apr 2004 01:21:11 -0500
Subject: 15.0794 Lincoln / Macbeth
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0794 Lincoln / Macbeth

"And all this from a basically self-educated man."

Prairie families didn't have a lot of room for books, even if they were
as casually easy to obtain as they are now, which they weren't. But they
had the King James Bible, and enough of them had a Complete Works of
Shakespeare.

Oddly enough, the King James made it easier for the kids back then to
read Shakespeare. They were written in the same period. Children
familiar with the King James didn't have the language struggle our
children do. They just dove straight into the stories.

Outlaw Frank James, brother of Jesse, was so fond of quoting from the
Bard, his nickname was Shakespeare.

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