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Middleton and Macbeth

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0255  Sunday, 27 June 2010

[1]  From:      Allston James < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
     Date:      June 23, 2010 5:46:59 PM EDT
     Subj:      RE: SHK 21.0251  Middleton and Macbeth

[2]  From:      Marina Tarlinskaya < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
     Date:      June 23, 2010 10:01:59 PM EDT
     Subj:      Re: SHK 21.0251  Middleton and Macbeth
 

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From:         Allston James < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         June 23, 2010 5:46:59 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0251  Middleton and Macbeth
Comment:      RE: SHK 21.0251  Middleton and Macbeth

Is there any electronic source through which non-TLS subscribers might gain access to the
Middleton-Macbeth argument?

Allston James 831.646.4092
Humanities Division
Monterey Peninsula College

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From:         Marina Tarlinskaya < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         June 23, 2010 10:01:59 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0251  Middleton and Macbeth
Comment:      Re: SHK 21.0251  Middleton and Macbeth

RE: Felix de Villiers. 

>I quote: "Erne writes: "As long no scholarly consensus is emerging, we may
>have no better option than to rely in our own readerly judgement."
>
>Excellent words."

NO, not "excellent words." Scholars cannot rely on their "gut feelings," but on researched
facts. "Titus Andronicus" is NOT homogeneous in verse style, no matter what our aesthetic
feeling tells us. Scholars with research experience do develop "gut feeling," but as late
Professor Gasparov once said, "Intuition needs to be earned." We do not measure temperature
by whether we feel hot or cold, but by a thermometer. Versification, as other features of
style, need to be researched. And then conclusions can be made. Such categories as "good
poetry" -- "bad poetry" do depend on our taste; but not authorship conclusions!

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