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Shakespeare Reference?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0478  Tuesday, 15 March 2005

[1]     From:   Abigail Quart <
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        Date:   Monday, 14 Mar 2005 16:28:51 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 16.0468 Shakespeare Reference?

[2]     From:   Colin Cox <
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        Date:   Monday, 14 Mar 2005 18:51:25 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0468 Shakespeare Reference?


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From:           Abigail Quart <
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Date:           Monday, 14 Mar 2005 16:28:51 -0500
Subject: 16.0468 Shakespeare Reference?
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0468 Shakespeare Reference?

Uh, Stepin Fetchit is one person.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0275297/

And none of the relationships in this "sequence" make any actual sense.
  Tonto was a sidekick (which tend to imply subordinate) to the Lone
Ranger, a childhood friend who saved his life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lone_Ranger

But Amos to Andy? Amos was "a rather minor character, the philosophical
cabdriver who narrated most of the episodes." Andy "was the most
gullible of the lodge members, a husky, well-meaning, but rather simple
soul." Not exactly the Lone Ranger.

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/2587/history.htm

Tambo and Bones, however, one the tambourine player and the other the
bones player in a minstrel band, "were the comedians. In the center was
Mr.  Interlocutor, the co-ordinator, M.C., straight man, and the brunt
of the jokes." So Tambo and Bones seem to be pretty much equals in that
they both made fun of Mr. Interlocutor.

http://www.rhythmbones.com/ancient.html

The sequence is idiotic. Maybe that's why your friend is having so much
trouble finding it in Shakespeare which tends not to be idiotic.

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From:           Colin Cox <
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Date:           Monday, 14 Mar 2005 18:51:25 -0800
Subject: 16.0468 Shakespeare Reference?
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0468 Shakespeare Reference?

 >Identifying the characters to which he refers is no problem. But I am
 >having trouble tracking down the syntactic pattern in which each member
 >of this series is cast: "X to his Y."

The one that comes to mind is Midsummer Night's Dream, the exchange
between Pyramus and Thisbe - "As Shafalus to Procus"

Colin Cox

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