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Antony and Cleopatra Passage?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0257  Monday, 3 October 2011

From:         Chris Kendall < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 1, 2011 1:35:18 AM EDT

Subject:      Cleo


Hardy Cook wrote: 'It seems to me that “what they undid did” can be read that the wind from the fans cooled the lustful Cleopatra, hot from the sun, and in doing so enabled her to be hot with desire again.'


I thank Hardy Cook for validating my interpretation with a reference I had not read, (makes me feel smarter) but I bow to his more poetic reading. The parallel with "she makes hungry where she most satisfies" is most apt, and convincing. 


This resonance of trope, within a play, is an attribute of Shakespeare that even the most subtle computer could not piece out. (I hope I will not regret these rash words.)


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