The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0547  Wednesday, 4 December 2013


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

Date:         December 3, 2013 at 10:08:40 PM EST

Subject:    Re: SHAKSPER: Anne Barton


Many readers in SHAKSPER no doubt have consoling memories of Anne Barton, both her writing and her conversation. 


One of mine is about the most enjoyable experience I ever had of being dis-invited to dinner. On a sunny morning, Judy and I were walking along West Road in Cambridge, on our way to the English Faculty Library. A large black car [much like that in Jules and Jim] stopped near the curb and out leapt Anne in her long black dress, leaving in the car two then-young men—Peter Holland and John Kerrigan—sitting stiffly. Anne “dashed” over, said that “Things have become fraught” so she had to cancel dinner at Trinity that night.

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