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"Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0875  Thursday, 5 May 2005

[1]     From:   Marcus Dahl <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 4 May 2005 15:59:52 -0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0871 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe

[2]     From:   Florence Amit <
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        Date:   Thursday, 05 May 2005 08:34:30 +0300
        Subj:   Subject: 16.0851 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe


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From:           Marcus Dahl <
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 May 2005 15:59:52 -0000 (GMT)
Subject: 16.0871 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0871 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe

Dear All,

"Numerous biographers have suggested that it was when Jesuits Edmund
Campion and Robert Persons stopped at Lapworth in 1580 that John
Shakespeare picked up his copy of Borromeo's Spiritual Testament."

Numerous 'Catholic Shakespeare' Biographers - of which I take it by
Peter Bridgman's quotation from the chief of these Richard Wilson -
Peter is himself one. The testament has long since disappeared, was
signed with an 'X' and found in the rafters of S's house years after his
death.

It is oddly perplexing that so many people wish so often (David Basch
etc) to find some new Shakespeare colours to pin to the wall.

All the best,
Marcus

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From:           Florence Amit <
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Date:           Thursday, 05 May 2005 08:34:30 +0300
Subject:        Subject: 16.0851 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe

What occurred after the coronation of James I to Arabella Stewart might
be considered a kind of exile for England as well as for the historical
Arabella. This I believe is reflected in "The Tempest" and other plays.

The Guy Fawkes allusions in "The Tempest" would be as follows if they
may be confirmed.

Bates, Percy, Catesby = TRINCULO plus the two Wright brothers and the
two Winter brothers add up to seven = STEPHANO. Caliban, the moon calf,
would be Guy Fawkes and his mother, Sycorax: the Militant Catholic Church.

Florence Amit

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