The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1802  Tuesday, 26 August 2002

From:           John W. Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 26 Aug 2002 14:00:44 -0400
Subject: 13.1792 Popular Culture
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1792 Popular Culture

>Coming soon: a "Macbeth" workshop. And will it relate the wisdom of >that great Scot CEO who murdered his way to the throne, then was >toppled in a bloody coup?

And what about "The Merchant of Venice"?

>Sprinkling inspirational quotes from Henry Ford,

Well, there should definitely be no _moral_ objection to "The Merchant
of Venice", in that case.

>"I started working with (psychologist) James Hillman and (poet) Robert
>Bly. And as I met a lot of people who felt very burned out or used up >by the organizations they worked for, I got an inkling of the impact I
>could have helping decision-makers do what they do."

As Scott ("Dilbert") Adams weeps....

>"In this secular age we don't all have the Gospels to lead us anymore,"
>says Kraft, a longtime actor and scholar-in-residence at Ashland, Ore.'s
>prominent Oregon Shakespeare Festival. "Shakespeare's a guy whose words
>have lasted for over 400 years. And it seems natural that his success
>would inspire others to use his words in their attempts to become
>successful too. If someone responds that way, why not?"

Because on ANY hypothesis, Shakespeare is not God?

I know....  I know....  "When people stop believing in God, they start
believing in anything."

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