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Portia Strikes Again!
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1184  Thursday, 3 June 2004

From:           Ted Nellen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 2 Jun 2004 08:02:40 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 15.1175 Portia Strikes Again!
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1175 Portia Strikes Again!

 >Mr. Lahey has confused Measure for Measure with The Merchant of Venice,
 >where Portia appears in the guise of an advocate.

Interesting that you point out the confusion. I have posited the idea
that MV is a problem play, an early one because it contains so many of
the tenets we use to define the problem plays. So the confusion seems
natural to me.

tednellen

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