The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0070  Friday, 15 February 2013


From:        Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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.


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