Re: SBReview_7: The New Kittredge Shakespeare:
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0273 Sunday, 11 July 2010
From: Nancy Charlton <
Date: July 11, 2010 1:46:20 AM EDT
Subject: Re: SBReview_7: The New Kittredge Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
You've probably heard this Kittredge story, as it seems to have been passed
down, like family folklore, through generations of students. I myself heard
it from a Kittredge grand-student, one whose own adviser had studied with
It seems that at some reception a faculty wife or patron of the arts came
twittering up to Mr Kittredge at a reception, saying "Oh, Mr. Kittredge,
what a shame that you never earned your doctorate. It isn't too late for you
now, is it?"
Mr. K, urbane and polite, answered: "But, madam, who would examine me?"
Even the quoted snippets from the review are a reminder that literary
scholarship can also be clear, engaging writing. I look forward to these new
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