The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1045  Monday, 7 May 2001

From:           Stephanie Hughes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 5 May 2001 08:38:51 -0700
Subject: 12.1032 Re: Tragic Hero
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1032 Re: Tragic Hero

Dear Stevie Gamble,

It is true that I have not made the necessary effort to respond to your
challenges or to do the kind of research and digging necessary to fully
answer the questions you have posed on this thread. I have not done so
partly because it would require a great deal of time and effort, the
kind of time and effort that I need for the projects I am committed to
finishing, partly because some of my points seem so self-evident that
"proving" them is like proving that grass is green, including the idea
that Shakespeare wrote MOV out of a particular set of circumstances that
were known to his audience, not that a particular individual suffered
from a particular cruel moneylender, but that many in his audience did,
had done so, and knew others who had been "ruined" in the term of the

In the history of the theater I see that all great plays have to do, not
just with great eternal issues, which they usually do, but ALSO with
particular issues of the moment. If challenged to respond with proofs to
this idea, I must simply say that I've had my say, I've made my point in
every way I know how, and I'm done with this discussion on the list. If
you wish to pursue the argument further, please post me privately.

Stephanie Hughes

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