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Dating Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0745  Wednesday, 20 April 2005

[1]     From:   Arthur Lindley <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Apr 2005 09:20:25 +0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 16.0735 Dating Hamlet

[2]     From:   Peter Bridgman <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 20 Apr 2005 09:33:38 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0735 Dating Hamlet


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From:           Arthur Lindley <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Apr 2005 09:20:25 +0800
Subject: 16.0735 Dating Hamlet
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0735 Dating Hamlet

 >I dated Hamlet, but I'm not telling when.

So did Ophelia and look what happened to her.

Arthur

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From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Apr 2005 09:33:38 +0100
Subject: 16.0735 Dating Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0735 Dating Hamlet

Robin Hamilton asks ...

 >On a perhaps related matter, would Edgar acting the part of a Bedlamite
 >Beggar in +Lear+ have been seen as contemporary (in English Renaissance
 >terms)?

Definitely, but sadly not only in renaissance terms.  After Mrs Thatcher
closed the country's mental wards in the 1980s, leaving thousands of
schizophrenics to fend for themselves on the streets, the sight of
lamp-post hugging Edgars has been all too frequent a sight.

Peter Bridgman

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