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    Subject: Mrs. Shakespeare accurately quotes her husband
    Date: Apr 14, 2002
    Sender: Bard DevoteePrevious | Next

    Regarding Y. Hudson's "Mrs. Shakespeare"--Having taught Shakespeare on campuses, I know that she accurately quotes her "husband," contrary to the report of your sloppy critic who might have taken the time to "brush up her Shakespeare." Hudson deftly interlocks at least four or five sonnets and monologues with Anne Hathaway's rather tragic story. Obviously her life was, by circumstance, not as adventurous of that of Aphra Behn. It's significant to note that Hudson includes Kate's speech from the end of "Taming of the Shrew," Queen Constance from the seldom-performed "King John," and Queen Katherine's "Sir, I desire you do me right and justice...," and other references to many other complex Shakespearean heroines--and heros. There's folkfore, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe and more. And the Shakespeare I heard was more certainly intact, irregardless of the many editions of the Works and what your critic felt about the drama or performance. What a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare as it features so many aspect of his Works and life, just as Karen Eterovich acquaints us so expertly with Aphra Behn.

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    » Mrs. Shakespeare accurately quotes her husband «   from Bard Devotee, Apr 14, 2002
  • All brushed up   from Heather Grayson, Apr 15, 2002
  • question   from , Apr 15, 2002
  • Mrs. S   from M. Ivan, Apr 15, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from Heather Grayson, Apr 15, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from frank episale, Apr 21, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from P Mortensen, Aug 20, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from Dawn Harris, Jan 20, 2004
  • » Mrs. Shakespeare accurately quotes her husband «   from Bard Devotee, Apr 14, 2002
  • All brushed up   from Heather Grayson, Apr 15, 2002
  • question   from , Apr 15, 2002
  • Mrs. S   from M. Ivan, Apr 15, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from Heather Grayson, Apr 15, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from frank episale, Apr 21, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from P Mortensen, Aug 20, 2002
  • Re: Mrs. S   from Dawn Harris, Jan 20, 2004