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Degree in Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0429  Monday, 2 July 2007

[1] 	From: 	Bob Linn <
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	Date: 	Friday, 29 Jun 2007 16:15:30 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0416 Degree in Shakespeare

[2] 	From: 	Jan Pick <
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	Date: 	Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 20:38:38 +0100
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 18.0422 Degree in Shakespeare


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From: 		Bob Linn <
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Date: 		Friday, 29 Jun 2007 16:15:30 -0400
Subject: 18.0416 Degree in Shakespeare
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0416 Degree in Shakespeare

In a recent encounter on the current Big Brother show one 19 year old 
housemate called Brian was referred to as a Romeo.  He replied "What'd 
ya mean?"  It was explained that Romeo and Juliet was a play.  He asked 
if Romeo was a singer in a pop band called "So Solid Crew".  No, came 
the reply, Romeo was a character in a play written by Shakespeare 
hundreds of years ago.  "What's this geezer called Shakespeare who was 
around yonks ago (years ago) got to do with anything? Who is he anyway?" 
He was later to be heard saying "If that bloke talks about museums and 
art once more I shall lose the will to live!"

A colleague of mine referred to attitude like Brian's as "aggressive 
ignorance."

Bob Linn

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From: 		Jan Pick <
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Date: 		Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 20:38:38 +0100
Subject: 18.0422 Degree in Shakespeare
Comment: 	RE: SHK 18.0422 Degree in Shakespeare

As a teacher who is also a Shakespeare freak, I never give up! I suggest 
a closed in room and no food until he admits to reading or watching a 
Shakespeare play!  Then torture till he admits to enjoying it!  This 
will not make him appreciate Shakespeare in any way but boy, it will be 
satisfying to all those of us who have to endure the torture of reality 
TV rammed down our throats ad nauseum!

Jan

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