The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0726 Monday, 21 August 2006
From: R. A. Cantrell <
Date: Friday, 4 Aug 2006 09:40:39 -0500
Subject: 17.0714 Metatheatrics
Comment: Re: SHK 17.0714 Metatheatrics
John Briggs <
>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?
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