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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0726  Monday, 21 August 2006

From: 		R. A. Cantrell <
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Date: 		Friday, 4 Aug 2006 09:40:39 -0500
Subject: 17.0714 Metatheatrics
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0714 Metatheatrics

John Briggs <
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 >I realise that this is exactly the wrong moment to start a new thread,
 >but there is a topic which I think would benefit from serious thought
 >during the Hiatus.  At one point during the recent Weinstein-induced
 >mud-wrestling I threw out a glib remark which I have been employing for
 >decades, but never actually verified - that every one of Shakespeare's
 >plays has a reference to actors or acting.  Is this true?  (I realise
 >that it may not be literally every play, but how close is it?)  More to
 >the point, what on earth is the reason for this?

Just ad hoc, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus, Othello, 
Macbeth? Why do country & western songs mention singers?

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell

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