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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0498  Wednesday, 5 December 2012


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

Date:         December 5, 2012 1:44:58 AM EST

Subject:     Re: Pop Culture Ref


I haven’t seen the movie myself, but it is true that Lincoln was a big “fan” of Shakespeare, once even providing pro bono legal representation to a theatrical troupe facing religious opposition to performance in Illinois. He was also reported to have been brooding over Macbeth just a few days before his death (although to me this sounds just a little too neat to be true).




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