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Shakespeare's Personal Faith
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0510  Friday, 18 March 2005

[1]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 16 Mar 2005 13:07:16 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 16.0488 Shakespeare's Personal Faith

[2]     From:   Richard Kennedy <
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        Date:   Thursday, 17 Mar 2005 20:02:34 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0496 Shakespeare's Personal Faith


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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Wednesday, 16 Mar 2005 13:07:16 -0500
Subject: Shakespeare's Personal Faith
Comment:        SHK 16.0488 Shakespeare's Personal Faith

The idea that you can dredge up an author's 'personal faith' by means of
a close analysis of his or her writings derives from a number of sloppy
post-Romantic presuppositions. Suffice it to say that you can't. The
really interesting question is why any of us should collude in the
reduction of art to the level of mere individual belief. Our pop stars
will do that for us.

T. Hawkes

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From:           Richard Kennedy <
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Date:           Thursday, 17 Mar 2005 20:02:34 -0800
Subject: 16.0496 Shakespeare's Personal Faith
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0496 Shakespeare's Personal Faith

There's that hearsay, rumor, or what have you that Shakespeare spent at
a thousand pounds a year, or received such, I don't think it's clear.
Something also about playing the ghost of Hamlet. If one can believe
that there is often something deeper than the paint of Elizabethan
prose, take 'word' to stand for 'name', and surmise. "I'll take the
ghost's word for a thousand pound."

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