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More Shakespeare Code ...
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1436  Thursday, 1 September 2005

[1] 	From: 	Arthur Lindley <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 23:40:33 +0800
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1422 More Shakespeare Code ...

[2] 	From: 	David Lindley <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 16:43:10 +0100
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1422 More Shakespeare Code ...

[3] 	From: 	V. K. Inman <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 15:19:56 -0400
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From: 		Arthur Lindley <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 23:40:33 +0800
Subject: 16.1422 More Shakespeare Code ...
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1422 More Shakespeare Code ...

This book has been out for a while.  Several months ago I asked if 
anyone on the list had read it, since the argument sounded silly but 
both the author and publisher have good credentials.  I repeat the query.

Regards,
Arthur Lindley

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From: 		David Lindley <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 16:43:10 +0100
Subject: 16.1422 More Shakespeare Code ...
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1422 More Shakespeare Code ...

Robin Hamilton alerts us to:

 >A code-breaking book which aims to change the image of
 >William Shakespeare and reveal him as a subversive who
 >embedded dangerous political messages in his work is to be
 >published in Britain.
 >
 >http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1557964,00.html

Go to the link, and you'll find that: 'Aside from being the first to 
spot this daring Shakespearean code, Asquith also claims to be the first 
to have cracked it.'

This serene assumption that the code is just 'there', waiting for the 
modest Asquith to 'crack it', and failure to recognise that it's just 
possible that the 'code' itself could be her fabrication, might have a 
depressingly familiar ring to members of this list.

David Lindley

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From: 		V. K. Inman <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 15:19:56 -0400
Subject: 16.1422 More Shakespeare Code ...
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1422 More Shakespeare Code ...

Quoting Robin Hamilton

More Shakespeare Code ...

 >Shakespeare was a political rebel who wrote in code, claims author
 >
 >Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent
 >Sunday August 28, 2005
 >The Observer

Damn! I have an unfinished paper in a similar vein!  We need to look at 
this book closely, as I believe the author may have a point. Maybe I'll 
be forced into finishing my paper prematurely.

V. K. Inman

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