The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0528 Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Date: Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 15:42:07 +0100
Subject: 18.0524 Re: WashPost: Ourselves in Shakespeare
Comment: RE: SHK 18.0524 Re: WashPost: Ourselves in Shakespeare
Perhaps Joe Egert can tell us what a 'fact' is, and how we might
separate it from a 'value' or even from ideology! Even F.R.Leavis had
sufficient theoretical savvy to assert that 'there is a value implicit
in the realising'. The question is: WHAT do we 'realise' and HOW?
Hawkes' claim - and it's one that disciples of the independent authority
of the 'text' need to ponder very carefully, and in the full knowledge
of the empirical evidence that the texts as we have them furnish for us
- is that the act of 'making sense' is something that we perform as
readers and spectators.
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