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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0863  Tuesday, 13 April 2004

[1]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Monday, 12 Apr 2004 13:06:32 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0853 Shakesbeer

[2]     From:   Roger Schmeeckle <
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        Date:   Monday, 12 Apr 2004 19:42:00 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0853 Shakesbeer


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From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Monday, 12 Apr 2004 13:06:32 -0400
Subject: 15.0853 Shakesbeer
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0853 Shakesbeer

Bruce Richman interprets *Shr* Ind. 2.1-76 as Shakespeare's endorsement
of the virtues of beer.  Let me make it clear that I am a beer
enthusiast myself, a home brewer for a couple of decades until it became
possible to buy good ale at the neighborhood package store, owner of a
first full-sized edition of the CAMRA pub guide.  But why would
Shakespeare suppose that anyone except Marjorie Hacket's other customers
would accept Christopher Sly as an arbiter of taste?  Especially given
that he is content with "the smallest ale" (76) - some brew even less
substantial than Coors Lite, or the 3.2 beer, quite probably Falstaff,
that I was forced to drink once at a party at Miami University of Ohio
in 1956, a bibulatory experience so awful that I still remember it.

Beerily,
Dave Evett

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From:           Roger Schmeeckle <
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Date:           Monday, 12 Apr 2004 19:42:00 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 15.0853 Shakesbeer
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0853 Shakesbeer

Another "endorsement," if that is what it was, would be the taunting of
Malvolio in "Twelfth Night."  But to regard it as an endorsement is to
ignore who is speaking.

I think, rather, that the episode shows how well Shakespeare understood
the psychology of dissolute sots.

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