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Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1588  Wednesday, 25 August 2004

[1]     From:   Roger Schmeeckle <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 09:41:26 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1578 Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Chris Stroffolino <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 08:55:05 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1578 Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare

[3]     From:   Marcus Dahl <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 23:53:12 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1578 Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare


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From:           Roger Schmeeckle <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 09:41:26 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 15.1578 Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1578 Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare

T. Hawkes wrote:

 >Happily, the absurd Dylan has nothing to do with jazz.

Perhaps not, but perhaps someone more familiar with Dylan than I am can
answer these questions: does he ever improvise? does he interact
unpredictably with his backup? does his backup ever include a saxophone?
does he frequently alter his own songs when performing them? does he
ever do scat?

I tend to associate him more with folk than rock and jazz, and "pop," to
me, signifies music that is usually cheap, sentimental, commercial, easy
listening, harmonically simple, and, in a word, rotten.

Is "absurd" meant to be a compliment?

And, since this is a Shakespeare list, where does the bard, whoever he
was, fit into those categories, that is, their Elizabethan equivalents?

Roger Schmeeckle

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From:           Chris Stroffolino <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 08:55:05 -0800
Subject: 15.1578 Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1578 Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare

Ah, Mr. Hawkes, but what of the "classic"---"If Dogs Run Free"?

Chris

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From:           Marcus Dahl <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 23:53:12 +0100
Subject: 15.1578 Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1578 Bob Dylan Ranked with Shakespeare

Most Philosophers worth their sort deny the existence of the absurd.

But Terence Hawkes thinks Shakespeare plays jazz.

I say Bach.

But enough of our opinions eh?

Best,
Marcus D.

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