2005

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0313  Wednesday, 16 February 2005

From:           Norman Hinton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 15 Feb 2005 10:10:56 -0600
Subject: 16.0300 Was Shakespeare's Wife Literate?
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0300 Was Shakespeare's Wife Literate?

 >Literate means able to read AND write (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate
 >Dictionary, CD edition)..so if she could read and not write she wouldn't
 >be "literate."

Finding this definition in a contemporary dictionary has nothing at all
to do with the situations of literacy in the Renaissance or the Middle
Ages.  One might as well find the word "car" in Shakespeare and conclude
that it is a Volkswagen.

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Search

Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.