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Measure for Measure and a Puzzle
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0154  Friday, 10 March 2006

[1] 	From: 	Edmund Taft <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 09 Mar 2006 12:35:11 -0500
	Subj: 	Measure for Measure

[2] 	From: 	Marcus Dahl <
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	Date: 	Friday, 10 Mar 2006 02:03:50 -0800 (PST)
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0143 Measure for Measure and a Puzzle


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From: 		Edmund Taft <
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Date: 		Thursday, 09 Mar 2006 12:35:11 -0500
Subject: 	Measure for Measure

Tom Krause points out a possible parallel between Lucio and Shakespeare: 
both, perhaps, were forced into marriage.

Also, it turns out that Lucio is not a very good father, letting others 
take care of his child, and even "peaching" on Mistress Overdone so that 
she gets thrown into prison, which leaves the child with no one to take 
care of him. Shakespeare may have felt guilty about his own long 
absences from Stratford, Anne, and his children.

Thematically, Lucio plays a very important role, too. Is he telling the 
truth about the Duke's sexual escapades or not? Is he shedding light on 
the Duke or slandering him?  Poets and playwrights in the period also 
presented the same problem as Lucio. Were they truth-tellers or liars?

Ed Taft

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From: 		Marcus Dahl <
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Date: 		Friday, 10 Mar 2006 02:03:50 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 17.0143 Measure for Measure and a Puzzle
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0143 Measure for Measure and a Puzzle

Dear all,

Sorry but I just had to laugh when I read GE's quote that 'sexual 
politics' were invented in the 1970s by the trade unions!

Good one Gabriel!

All most as funny as the fake priest in MFM...

All best,
Marcus

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