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Dating Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0710  Thursday, 14 April 2005

From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Apr 2005 17:20:17 +0100
Subject: 16.0695 Dating Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0695 Dating Hamlet

Robin Hamilton writes ...

 >Gunpowder and Wittenberg imply (to put it no more strongly) that
 >+Hamlet+ would be taken by its original audience as set in a
 >(relatively) recent point in time, certainly that rather than the remote
 >past.

Why not the present?  If the "eyrie of children" are the Children of the
Chapel in Blackfriars, this boys company was not formed until September
1600.

Peter Bridgman

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