The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1019 Saturday, 18 November 2006
Date: Thursday, 16 Nov 2006 20:48:30 +0000
Subject: 17.1008 The Archbishop Wasn't There? So Forth.
Comment: RE: SHK 17.1008 The Archbishop Wasn't There? So Forth.
I wholeheartedly agree with Bruce Young and "Joe Egan" in disputing
Larry Weiss' overly broad contention that "Waging aggressive war was not
offensive in the 15th Century..."
As for Shakespeare's own sympathies, let his BOY, disappointed by
Pistol's hollow bravado, have the last word (IV.4): "I did never know so
full a voice issue from so empty a heart..." Is Pistol then the
bloodless mirror of his Christian king?
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