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Middleton and Macbeth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0276  Sunday, 11 July 2010

[1]  From:      Allston James <
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     Date:      July 7, 2010 8:38:15 PM EDT
     Subj:      RE: SHK 21.0265  Middleton and Macbeth 

[2]  From:      Felix de Villiers <
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     Date:      July 8, 2010 3:11:16 AM EDT
     Subj:      Middleton and Macbeth 


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From:         Allston James <
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Date:         July 7, 2010 8:38:15 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0265  Middleton and Macbeth
Comment:      RE: SHK 21.0265  Middleton and Macbeth

I've been following the Middleton issue and am struck by something Bill 
Lloyd said: "the verse is constructed differently, the imagery deployed 
differently". This is what playwrights do, especially if they've been 
writing for a good stretch of time and have produced a large number of 
plays. Novelists, songwriters and musicians invariably try out 'riffs' in 
their work, to see if perhaps the deviation from 'form' might suggest there 
are other leaves on the tree. Is there any reason to suggest Shakespeare did 
not do the same? I don't propose this as a formal thesis. I pose it as a 
question.

Allston James 
Humanities Division
Monterey Peninsula College

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From:         Felix de Villiers <
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Date:         July 8, 2010 3:11:16 AM EDT
Subject:      Middleton and Macbeth

Bill Lloyd <
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>The argument is just that the verse is constructed <i>differently</i>, 
>the imagery deployed <i>differently</i>. To see these differences 
>pointed out, see Brian Vicker's <i>Shakespeare Co-author</i>.Vickers 
>there cites Professor Tarlinskaya's data among his various arguments.

I am curious about these differences and feel cheated because you didn't 
even share a few examples with us. This would add some salt to the 
discussion. It's a 'you are wrong' statement without any exemplification. I 
live on a low pension and have to be very choosy about the few books I buy. 
Over the years, I have seen bits and pieces of Vickers on the Internet and 
it's not the kind of book I would like to possess. Maybe, if I continue 
rereading Titus, which I do very willingly, I will notice some of these 
differences, but it would be nice to receive some help.

Yours,
Felix

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