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Brainstorming Classical Connections
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0310  Thursday, 3 May 2007

From: 		Abigail Quart <
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Date: 		Friday, 20 Apr 2007 00:55:07 -0400
Subject: 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections
Comment: 	RE: SHK 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections

What about Lysistrata and Much Ado About Nothing? Does Beatrice not belong 
with Lysistrata on the Acropolis? Two plays in which women react to their 
helplessness as men order events badly.

Iphigenia Among the Taurians could be paired with Twelfth Night, because 
of the lost brother/sea themes; or MacBeth, because of prophecy, which is 
respected and revered in the Greek play but is dirty and unsavory in the 
Elizabethan one; or even Hamlet, because it's a little as if Hamlet and 
Horatio both made it out alive.

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