The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0361 Thursday, 7 June 2007
Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2007 11:24:55 +0100
Subject: Alms for Oblivion
Charles Weinstein claims that I must know the lines from Coriolanus as
he does. Nevertheless, the speech he quotes repeats a strange and
crucial error which he ignores. It replaces a wholly acceptable First
Folio reading with an anodyne emendation from the Third Folio. It
proposes 'Flutter'd' as a replacement for 'Flatter'd'. This is a moment
of containment and enlistment which helps to recruit the play to a
conservative agenda. I wince alone.
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