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Observation about ducdame
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0655  Tuesday, 2 October 2007

[1]	From: 	John Briggs <
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	Date: 	Friday, 28 Sep 2007 15:00:15 +0100
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0649 Observation about ducdame

[2]	From: 	Elliott Stone <
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	Date: 	Friday, 28 Sep 2007 12:40:21 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0649 Observation about ducdame

[3]	From: 	Larry Weiss <
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	Date: 	Friday, 28 Sep 2007 19:30:57 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0649 Observation about ducdame


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From: 		John Briggs <
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Date: 		Friday, 28 Sep 2007 15:00:15 +0100
Subject: 18.0649 Observation about ducdame
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0649 Observation about ducdame

Mark Alcamos wrote:

 >I thought the community might be interested in this observation and
 >might want to comment.

My comment would be that I have animadverted before on emendations that 
have the disadvantage of not making any more sense than the original.

John Briggs

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From: 		Elliott Stone <
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Date: 		Friday, 28 Sep 2007 12:40:21 -0400
Subject: 18.0649 Observation about ducdame
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0649 Observation about ducdame

I believe that Mr. Alcamos is certainly onto something with his 
explanation of the word "ducdame".

The theme of an older brother losing his dukedom or even his kingdom to 
a younger brother comes up many times in the plays and most noticeably 
in Hamlet, Lear, and the Tempest.

We have to believe that an Elizabethan audience would have had to 
understand this theme as having a contemporary message. Certainly one of 
the most important and newsworthy matters during the Tudor period was 
who would inherit the throne.
The questions on my mind are, "Who did Shakespeare favor," "What role 
did Shakespeare play in the Essex Rebellion," and "What was the 
connection between Shakespeare and Southampton."

Best,
Elliott H. Stone

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From: 		Larry Weiss <
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Date: 		Friday, 28 Sep 2007 19:30:57 -0400
Subject: 18.0649 Observation about ducdame
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0649 Observation about ducdame

We had a long thread about this a few years ago.

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