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Gertrude-Ophelia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1975  Wednesday, 30 November 2005

[1] 	From: 	S. L Kasten <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 29 Nov 2005 23:21:45 +0200
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1956 Gertrude-Ophelia

[2] 	From: 	Edmund Taft <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005 10:57:05 -0500
	Subj: 	Gertrude/Opheli


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From: 		S. L Kasten <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 29 Nov 2005 23:21:45 +0200
Subject: 16.1956 Gertrude-Ophelia
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1956 Gertrude-Ophelia

  M Yawney  generalizes:

 >The difference is in Shakespeare's dramaturgical practice. Shakespeare
 >does not conceal major plot points or leave the action ambiguous. There
 >are issues of motive and character that he does leave ambiguous, but the
 >only unclear plot points are found in corrupt texts of his play.

Act IV scene 5 begins with the Queen uttering six emphatic monosyllables 
the, last of which, the pronoun "her", implying to me the same sort of 
rejection as "that woman" uttered by a former US president.  In our case 
"her" refers to a newly orphaned young woman whose putative fianc

 

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