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Shakespeare's Style
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0130  Monday, 25 February 2008

From:		Mike Shapiro <
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Date:		Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 22:33:54 +0000
Subject: 19.0123 Shakespeare's Style
Comment:	Re: SHK 19.0123 Shakespeare's Style

I forget the verbatim or who wrote about the following incident... While 
waiting in a Walmart checkout line, a woman frustrated with a 
conversation comparing WS to current writers blurted, "What's so big 
about Shakespeare?" "He's just a bunch of quotes!"

Could a theory about style be formed related to why, after all this 
time, quotations of Shakespeare should be sounded more than others? 
Where from comes such delight? Could common underpinnings be found among 
the 200 most quoted Shakespeare lines?

Mike Shapiro

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