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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0297  Tuesday, 20 July 2010

From:         Jemma Levy <
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Date:         July 16, 2010 8:50:43 AM EDT
Subject: 21.0286  SBReviews on the Internet
Comment:      Re: SHK 21.0286  SBReviews on the Internet

Regarding Paul Berry's comment below:

>Have we never come to an agreement over the infinite number of 
>interpretations of the Shakespeare plays? Surely, there is more 
>than one approach, but infinite? All theories and all concept 
>productions must be tested against not only the entirety of a 
>text, but other Elizabethan / Jacobean works as well, then, 
>finally, against the sensibilities of the age. Many tests to 
>winnow those infinite interpretations down to a workable few. 
>Then, the work can start.


Does that mean that each of Shakespeare's plays can be done "correctly" only a 
few ways? Were that so, wouldn't we be done with them by now? Infinite correct 
possibilities do not mean every possibility is correct. There are infinite 
misinterpretations as well.

Jemma Alix Levy
Mary Baldwin College
& Muse of Fire Theatre Company



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