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Shakespeare and the Qu'ran
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0331  Friday, 18 February 2005

From:           Sam Small <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Feb 2005 09:49:26 -0000
Subject: 16.0310 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0310 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran

Is Peter Bridgeman joking?  It seems that any Elizabethan literature
using the word "shake" is, to some poor souls, absolute proof that
Shakespeare the man penned every word.  I read in this list and
elsewhere that most rational beings now believe that Shakespeare had no
hand in the KJV bible.  Anyone reading that mighty book will be struck
at the often bad poetry within. In any case the difference in quality
is, in general, enormous compared to the great plays.  The bible, by its
own definition, is one of exposition rather than pure storytelling.

And another thing.  Why is there a politically correct movement to spell
the Islamic bible "Qu'ran"?  What is wrong with "Koran"?  The University
of Virginia, for one, have no problem with this.

Some on this list would have Shakespeare be he author of any work
written in his time.  Is this Bardolatry gone raving mad?

SAM SMALL

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