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Shakespeare and the Qu'ran
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0345  Monday, 21 February 2005

[1]     From:   John V. Knapp <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Feb 2005 12:08:17 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Response to Re: SHK 16.0331 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran

[2]     From:   John W. Kennedy <
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        Date:   Saturday, 19 Feb 2005 09:21:28 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0331 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran

[3]     From:   Maria Concolato <
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        Date:   Sunday, 20 Feb 2005 22:47:29 +0100
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From:           John V. Knapp <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Feb 2005 12:08:17 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Re: SHK 16.0331 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran
Comment:        Response to Re: SHK 16.0331 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran

Sam --

S of H?  (sense of humor)??

JVK

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From:           John W. Kennedy <
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Date:           Saturday, 19 Feb 2005 09:21:28 -0500
Subject: 16.0331 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0331 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran

From:           Sam Small <
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 >Is Peter Bridgeman joking?

Yes, of course he bloody well is.

 >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.

It is not political correctness, but orthographic, not different in
nature from transcribing the composer's name as "Tchaikovsky" rather
than as "Chaykowski". (In the representation of Arabic, by the way, "K"
and "Q" represent two sounds as distinct from one another in Arabic as
"T" and "K" are distinct from one another in English.)

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

When they are not intending satire, yes. They are, after all, only the
mirror images of those who would have Shakespeare be the author of no
work written in his time; of those (reflected about another axis) who
would have Shakespeare be the author of no work we actually possess, but
rather of works bearing the same titles and /dramatis personae/ and no
other apparent resemblance in story or sentiment; and of those (a third
reflection) who would have no man be author of anything at all.

In religion, this is called the heresy of docetism.

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From:           Maria Concolato <
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Date:           Sunday, 20 Feb 2005 22:47:29 +0100
Subject: 16.0331 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0331 Shakespeare and the Qu'ran

Qu'ran o Qumran is a complex of ruins on the western shore of the Dead
Sea, where the Dead Sea Scrolls, that is Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts
containing biblical fragments were found. The Folio Society (London)
published a fine book 'The Dead Sea Scrolls' in 2000. Qu'ran is
different therefore from Koran.

Greetings Maria Concolato

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