The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1161 Tuesday, 1 June 2004
From: Thomas M. Lahey <
Date: Monday, 31 May 2004 12:32:48 -0700
Subject: Portia Strikes Again!
"But what has this got to do with Shakespeare?" Larry Weiss
1) If memory serves, Justice S. D. O'Connor wrote the announcement that
the court would hear the case. While not arguing (in public) for the
"defendant," SDOC is female; one almost parallel. Sorry I didn't
include more of the article.
2) The fact that the Alabama killer argued that officials "might have
to cut deeply into his flesh to administer the deadly drugs" seems to me
to be spot on with Portia's argument in Measure for Measure.
3) On occasion, when I read Shakespeare, I think, this could never
happen. To me, 400 years later, it has.
I've found that deleting annoying email saves me a lot of grief not to
mention time & energy.
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