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Question: Appropriate Quotation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0464  Wednesday, 13 August 2008

From:       Joseph Egert <
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Date:       Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 17:50:19 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 19.0440 Question: Appropriate Quotation
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0440 Question: Appropriate Quotation

Sylvia Morris writes:

 >Take a look at all of Richard's speech in Henry VI Part 3, Act 3 Scene 2.
 >
 >It's a brilliant speech, over 70 lines long, but in particular
 >
 >"Why, I can smile, and murder while I smile,
 >And cry "Content" to that which grieves my heart,
 >And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
 >And frame my face to all occasions"

JE: A fellow member has privately noted how Richard's use of "Content" reflects 
on Shylock's exit line, "I am content."

Interesting?

Joe Egert

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