The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0070 Friday, 15 February 2013
Date: February 15, 2013 1:42:36 AM EST
Subject: Re: SHAKSPER: R3
Joe Egert quotes my response to David Basch’s contention that RIII dramatizes a passage in the Book of Psalms, in which I said that the play
>better illustrates the verities of Exodus 21:20-21, which encapsulates
>the essence of OT morality:
>And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die
>under his hand; he shall be surely punished.
>Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished:
>for he is his money.
Joe says he has trouble following my point and asks me to elaborate. Sure:
It’s a joke son. In my evidently inept fashion I was trying to make the point that RIII no more illustrates the psalm cited by Basch than it does this particularly obnoxious OT passage.