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A Claudius Question
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0475  Monday, 14 March 2005

From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Friday, 11 Mar 2005 19:21:05 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 16.0465 A Claudius Question
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0465 A Claudius Question

Julia Griffin writes, "Raging over Claudius, snarling against women: Dr.
Arnold, is it possible that you need to distance yourself a little from
this play?"

Well, it ain't Dr., OK?

And, I ain't and weren't raging.  But, hey, I like a good controversy as
much as any misguided feminist.  Obviously, those who misread me also
misread the play.  Any woman who can excuse Claudius for killing his
brother in the name of love with the former Queen needs her head shrunk.
  Such misguided values are sexist, and I am surprised educated
SHAKSPEReans cannot read those tea leaves themselves!

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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