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Shakespeare and Measures...
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1089  Tuesday, 14 June 2005

From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Jun 2005 07:49:42 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Shakespeare and Measures...

This is particularly directed to our British members of SHAKSPER, but I
am interested in all responses.  Here in America we are still into
inches and feet, and I am under the impression that in Europe and Great
Britain that they are now into millimeters and meters.  So, my question
is, if the latter is so, how has that affected reading and staging
Shakespeare and measures, weights, speeds, money, lengths, whatever.  I
have not studied the plays as to measures, and I include more than
length, in my question, but has anyone looked at the plays in these
terms?  Will future generations see the plays the way Americans will?

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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