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Othello's Handkerchief
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0383  Thursday, 16 July 2009

[1] From:   Mike Shapiro <
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     Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 12:08:11 -0700
     Subj:   RE: SHK 20.0379 Othello's Handkerchief

[2] From:   Stephen Rojcewicz <
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     Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 20:06:50 +0000 (UTC)
     Subj:   re Othello's handkerchief

[3] From:   Larry Weiss <
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     Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 17:06:14 -0400
     Subj:   Re: SHK 20.0379 Othello's Handkerchief


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From:       Mike Shapiro <
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Date:       Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 12:08:11 -0700
Subject: 20.0379 Othello's Handkerchief
Comment:    RE: SHK 20.0379 Othello's Handkerchief

Othello's Egyptian Mystic story serves the purpose of intensifying 
Desdemona's sense of guilt. Othello's subtext could be, "The Egyptian 
Oracle has decreed that if you have the handkerchief you live, if not, 
you die." As such, Othello does not have to take responsibility for 
"such perdition" because Desdemona has sentenced herself.

Mike Shapiro

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Date:       Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 20:06:50 +0000 (UTC)
Subject:    re Othello's handkerchief

I thought Othello's handkerchief is a prophecy of Hardy's use of the 
internet for Shaksper:

Tis true: there's magic in the web of it.
                        Othello III.iv.69

Stephen Rojcewicz

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Date:       Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 17:06:14 -0400
Subject: 20.0379 Othello's Handkerchief
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0379 Othello's Handkerchief

Since the handkerchief has strawberries embroidered on it, is it a 
strawberry trifle?

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