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Petruchio's Blasphemy
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0080  Sunday, 10 February 2008

From:		Jinny Webber <
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Date:		Friday, 8 Feb 2008 00:48:20 EST
Subject: 19.0071  Petruchio's Blasphemy
Comment:	Re: SHK 19.0071  Petruchio's Blasphemy

 >But in conversation with the director, he revealed that his
 >antipathy toward Petruchio is so start, his behavior so heinous,
 >the he the director) has decided to kill him (Petruchio) at the end
 >of the play.

Kill Petruchio?!! As I'm sure I'm not alone in responding: isn't that 
blasphemy?

Jinny Webber

(admittedly of the school who see Kate and her blaspheming husband as 
more likely to find agency-hers, and mutuality-theirs, in their marriage 
than in many another couple in Shakespeare. Like say Helena and Bertram.)

[Editor's Note: I thought that the line was "Kill Claudio." "Ha. Not for 
the wide world." -HMC]

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