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1 Richard II
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1285  Wednesday, 3 August 2005

[1]     From:   Bill Lloyd <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Aug 2005 10:49:24 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1277 1 Richard II

[2]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Aug 2005 21:12:15 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1277 1 Richard II


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From:           Bill Lloyd <
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Date:           Tuesday, 2 Aug 2005 10:49:24 EDT
Subject: 16.1277 1 Richard II
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1277 1 Richard II

Michael Egan 
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 >"Bill Lloyd and others:  My web site with a few extracts from my study of
 >1 Richard II is still under construction. I had no intention of
 >publishing it until later. Lloyd, you should have checked with me first
 >before you opened your mouth. However, I shall now complete it, with
 >this BIG CAVEAT: The site is NOT the book."

My goodness. The link is out there on the web, not blocked, available to
anyone with Google who is interested in Woodstock, etc.  That's how I
found it. If it's not for public consumption it shouldn't be posted.
Egan, I never implied the site WAS the book; I specifically described it
as "extracts". Nor did I say anything negative about it, just said it
was there.

(Bill) Lloyd

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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 2 Aug 2005 21:12:15 +0100
Subject: 16.1277 1 Richard II
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1277 1 Richard II

On a point of principle I have to disagree with Michael Egan when he writes:

 >My web site with a few extracts from my study of
 >1 Richard II is still under construction. I had no
 >intention of publishing it until later. Lloyd, you should
 >have checked with me first before you opened your
 >mouth.

The act of making something accessible by HTTP is of itself an act of
publication. If you don't want something to be seen by the world, don't
put it on a publicly accessible webserver. Once it's there, it's up for
grabs and Lloyd is perfectly right to draw others' attention to it. If,
Michael, you'd written "I didn't mean to put that on the webserver", I'd
have some sympathy with you. But to admit you put it there and complain
when people find it and talk about it is daft.

I'm reminded of Peter Cook's impersonation of Greta Garbo riding in the
back of an open-top limo, bawling through a loudhailer (=bull-horn) to
the crowds on the pavement (=sidewalk) her famous catchphrase "I vant to
be alone!"

Gabriel Egan

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