The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0957  Thursday, 4 May 2000.

From:           Kevin De Ornellas <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 03 May 2000 16:49:12 GMT
Subject: 11.0947 Re: Amazon.com
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0947 Re: Amazon.com

>the British state's involvement
>in the murder of lawyer Rosemary Nelson.
>Gabriel Egan

I think you forgot the word 'alleged' there, Gabriel.  Today, two people
were arrested in connection with Ms Nelson's appalling murder: so, the
situation is delicate and ongoing; and this casual spreading of
hyperbolic rumours by outsiders is incredibly unhelpful.  Can we - the
Irish - be left alone to heal the scars of our traumatised society?

I hope that I do not have to check any further Irish-related excesses on
SHAKSPER.  I subscribe to assess the 'mood' in early modern studies, and
to catch up on contemporary appropriations of Shakespeare  that I may
otherwise miss.  I do not subscribe to see insensitive splutterings that
could - if taken seriously - undermine confidence in the parties
(including the larger part of the British State) that are still
committed to the fragile Irish peace deal.

Kevin De Ornellas B.A., M.A.
School of English
Queen's University
Belfast, Ireland

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