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"hindered me a million"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0214  Friday, 24 March 2006

[1] 	From: 	Peter Holland <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 23 Mar 2006 13:36:56 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0205 "hindered me a million"

[2] 	From: 	John Drakakis <
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	Date: 	Friday, 24 Mar 2006 09:47:08 -0000
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0205 "hindered me a million"


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From: 		Peter Holland <
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Date: 		Thursday, 23 Mar 2006 13:36:56 -0500
Subject: 17.0205 "hindered me a million"
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0205 "hindered me a million"

Even without questions of Hebrew transliterations, it really does not 
help Florence Amit's case to misquote: there is a world of difference 
between 'to bait a fish' and 'to bait fish'. The former, her version, 
might conceivably refer to a particular big fish; the latter, the 
version in Q and F1 (modernised), cannot.

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From: 		John Drakakis <
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Date: 		Friday, 24 Mar 2006 09:47:08 -0000
Subject: 17.0205 "hindered me a million"
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0205 "hindered me a million"

I think Hardy's that your stance is eminently reasonable. It is up to 
members of the list, surely, to familiarise themselves with current 
debates concerning Shakespeare, and thus exercise a modicum of 
self-control which will have the effect of saving you time (which I 
think is important), and adopting a responsible attitude to other 
readers.  Some degree of self-consciousness about what we all do when we 
engage with relevant issues would not be a bad thing.  It wouldn't 
stifle debate, nor would it preclude flights of wit that have from time 
to time provided entertainment for us all. Nor would it preclude the 
posing of questions at various levels of engagement with the texts of 
Shakespeare and his contemporaries. As I see it this has nothing to do 
with elitism or any other of the allegations that the reactionary 
thought-police invoke to justify their thoroughly egotistic excesses. To 
those who would inflict their craziness upon us all I would ask them to 
ponder the question of whether they have the right (or indeed the 
freedom)to waste the time of others.

Onwards and upwards,
John Drakakis


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