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New Portrait of Shakespeare?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0178  Wednesday, 22 April 2009

From:       Louis Swilley <
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Date:       Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 20:48:22 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 20.0172 New Portrait of Shakespeare? So what?
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0172 New Portrait of Shakespeare? So what?

 >Rosenbaum's most important point isn't even about Shakespeare but
 >about the relevance of biography to interpretation. Shakespeare's
 >sexuality is no more useful in knowing what Hamlet is about than is
 >Rush Limbaugh's political views. This article should give pause to
 >those teachers of literature whose first approach to a work is to turn
 >away from the text and project slides of the author's birthplace.

List, O List to Conrad Geller!  What difference does it make WHO wrote 
the plays?  The play's the thing!  Judge Stevens and his Earl of Oxford 
be damned!

L. Swilley

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