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Footnotes in Bevington Othello?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2114  Wednesday, 15 December 2004

From:           John W. Kennedy <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Dec 2004 14:43:13 -0500
Subject: 15.2107 Footnotes in Bevington Othello?
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.2107 Footnotes in Bevington Othello?

Philip Weller <
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 >I don't agree with this:
 >
 >>"Made for her" would be a distinctly forward thing for a nice /period/
 >>girl to have intended, and a shameful thing for Othello to reveal if she
 >>had let herself so slip.
 >
 >Portia, who is wonderful wise, says without shame: "Beshrew your eyes, /
 >They have o'erlook'd me and divided me: / one half of me is yours, the
 >other half yours -- / Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, /
 >And so all yours."

Oh, but there is a world of nuance between "I have fallen in love with
you" and "I want a MAN."

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