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Reminder
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.2036  Friday, 9 December 2005

[1] 	From: 	Larry Weiss <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 08 Dec 2005 13:36:19 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.2022 Reminder

[2] 	From: 	Stefan Andreas Sture <
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	Date: 	Friday, 9 Dec 2005 09:14:02 +0100
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.2022 Reminder


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From: 		Larry Weiss <
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Date: 		Thursday, 08 Dec 2005 13:36:19 -0500
Subject: 16.2022 Reminder
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.2022 Reminder

 >plays such as <I>Hamlet</I>or characters such as Shylock
 >have initiated extensive and impassioned exchanges.  Those
 >who have a fervent interest in a particular play, character,
 >theory, or interpretative method after setting up specific-purpose
 >groups would be able to debate unencumbered by my intrusions.
 >When such a group exists, members could refer others to the group
 >rather than repeating their arguments on SHAKSPER.

This is an excellent idea, but (with respect) I think it needs 
refinement.  Surely, SHAKSPER would be poorer if discussions of 
"Hamlet," Shylock or any other play or character were relegated to 
another site.  It seems to me that the problem is with a few 
SHAKSPERians who repetitively pound on the same ideas long after they 
have been fully explored and everything has been said.  I can't think of 
a better solution to this problem than simply to have Hardy shut the 
door when that point has been reached or, in the case of palpably 
harebrained notions, exercise his authority as moderator to foreclose 
the posting in the first place.

It sometimes happens that a thread which was fully explored a while ago 
pops up again.  The current thread anent Claudius's kingship is a good 
example.  In those cases I think some latitude should be allowed, as new 
members who could not participated in the original discussion might have 
points to make.

[Editor's Note: Although there have been times when the same points or 
arguments have reappeared so often that I have been tempted to ban 
discussion of, for example, <I>Hamlet</I> or Shylock, that was not my 
intention in the passage cited above: I was not proposing that all 
threads dealing with <I>Hamlet</I> or Shylock be relegated to another 
site. Instead, my hope was to offer SHAKSPEReans who are so convinced by 
the rightness of their theories or interpretations and who are 
frustrated that I continue to ban approaches or shut down threads they 
are passionately involved in an alternative venue to express their views.]

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From: 		Stefan Andreas Sture <
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Date: 		Friday, 9 Dec 2005 09:14:02 +0100
Subject: 16.2022 Reminder
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.2022 Reminder

And I've put up a discussion board for the sonnets: 
http://www.quicktopic.com/31/H/4tmfaY2kjZd

Yours,
Stefan Andreas Sture


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