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Stephen Marche, _How Shakespeare Changed Everything_


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0169  Sunday, 24 July 2011

From:         Joseph Egert < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         July 20, 2011 7:15:43 PM EDT
Subject:     Re: Stephen Marche, _How Shakespeare Changed Everything_

Holger Syme blogs:

>It would be nice to start this post with a semi-snappy line like “Stephen
>Marche has written a monumentally stupid book about Shakespeare” or
>“_How Shakespeare Changed Everything_ may be the most ignorant book
>about Shakespeare published this century.” Neither statement would be
>inaccurate, exactly. But Marche’s book is so preposterous in its claims,
>so poorly researched, so ludicrously over the top, and so slight that it’s
>hard to see it as anything other than a bad joke, a deliberate (if
>potentially lucrative) send-up of the excesses of Bardolatry.
 
Check out the "wooden" bust of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon on p 49. Does Marche mean the wooden origin of p 49's paper?
 
Joe Egert

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