The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0556  Friday, 24 March 2000.

From:           Judith Matthews Craig <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 20 Mar 2000 19:30:12 -0600
Subject: 11.0540 Re: Julius Caesar, Cesario, Ganymede
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0540 Re: Julius Caesar, Cesario, Ganymede

Larry Weiss writes:

<I realize that many highly regarded critics have <concluded that the
<double revelation of Portia's death reflects an <imperfect redrafting
<Shakespeare.  I respectfully dissent.  The <interpretation postulated
<above adds so much to the character of Brutus <that I can't believe it
<was accidental.  In fact, an argument can be <made that without this
<reading Brutus is an unbelievable stick figure; <with it he is an
<entirely human politician.

I like Larry's position; it certainly reinforces my understanding of
Shakespeare as a writer and adds to the meaning of the play.

Judy Craig

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