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    Poll: And Professor Braunmuller noted in his...

    And Professor Braunmuller noted in his introduction that "manna" is also found in Chapter 6 of the GOSPEL OF JOHN.
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    Poll: In Act 3, scene one, we find Solanio and Salerio...

    In Act 3, scene one, we find Solanio and Salerio speaking with Shylock. The play begins with these same two "Salads" speaking with Antonio. Solanio's comment, "And Shylock for his own part knew...
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    Poll: I'm sure that everyone will agree that...

    I'm sure that everyone will agree that Shakespeare's use of the word "Certainly" is ironic.
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    Poll: In Professor Bevington's notes we find: ...

    In Professor Bevington's notes we find: "'Shylock is a bloody-minded monster,' confided Henry Irving in 1879, 'but you mustn't play him so, if you wish to succeed; you must get some sympathy with...
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    Poll: The late baseball announcer Harry Carey(should we...

    The late baseball announcer Harry Carey(should we add "and clownish fool?") would exclaim "holy cow!" in response to something happening on the field. The phrase is helpful here as one reviews Act...
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    Poll: I do agree with you and Professor Bevington that...

    I do agree with you and Professor Bevington that such lines from Shylock as "If I can catch him once upon the hip, / I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him"(MV1.3.43-4) are to be taken...
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    Poll: Romeo's line, "O, she doth teach the torches to...

    Romeo's line, "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!"(ROM1.4.162), is clearly echoed in MV: "I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done........"(MV1.2.15). One might therefore...
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    Poll: Another question where there might be more than...

    Another question where there might be more than one solid answer. Merry Christmas!
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    Poll: And so Portia's "Tarry a little" speech is in...

    And so Portia's "Tarry a little" speech is in stark contrast to the bloody deaths in R&J. At the same time, Shylock may be contemplating rushing at Antonio with his knife. If Bassanio is close by,...
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    Poll: Juliet's "O serpent" speech is in turn linked to...

    Juliet's "O serpent" speech is in turn linked to the clownish fool Lancelet's "Certainly" speech. The word "fiend" is found twice in the former and in the clown's we have "To be ruled by my...
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    Poll: Right, the late Yale Professor I last noted way...

    Right, the late Yale Professor I last noted way back in post #193. I have not read Allan Bloom or other noted Blooms. I thought it interesting that Harold included the phrase "or reinvention" in...
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    Poll: So, Professor Bloom found Shylock "baffling." ...

    So, Professor Bloom found Shylock "baffling." We find in Hawkman's notes here much the same impression regarding Antonio. Again it makes sense that when Portia says "Tarry a little," Bassanio is...
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    Poll: As the Friar's monologue(R&J2.2) reaches it's...

    As the Friar's monologue(R&J2.2) reaches it's conclusion, Romeo enters and says: "Good morrow, father." This corresponds to Lancelet's 'O heavens, this is my true-begotten father"(MV2.2.28). Bate...
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    Poll: Shylock's "Mark what Jacob...

    Shylock's "Mark what Jacob did:................The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands, / And in the doing of the deed of kind, / He stuck them up before the fulsome ewes, / Who then...
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    Poll: Professor Halio's introduction(see post #243,...

    Professor Halio's introduction(see post #243, page 17) suggests that we should expect various opinions regarding the author's Biblical allusions. You may find having a look at the King James...
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    Poll: That is, following the Prologue in ROMEO AND...

    That is, following the Prologue in ROMEO AND JULIET, as we have seen, the first and last lines of the ensuing conversation are together an allusion to the first line of the Gospel of John. The play...
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    Poll: Professor Bloom also wrote in 1986 that...

    Professor Bloom also wrote in 1986 that "Shakespearean representation presents us with many perplexities throughout the comedies and romances: Angelo and Malvolio, among others, are perhaps as...
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    Poll: For the RSC edition(2007), Professor Bate wrote; ...

    For the RSC edition(2007), Professor Bate wrote; "shortly after the second world war, the Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye published a short essay that inaugurated the modern understanding...
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    Poll: I think you can see the article at...

    I think you can see the article at www.firstthings.com, then click issues archive, and june/july 2004. That is, as elsewhere, one is allowed a free sample, so to speak.
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    Poll: There's a fine article, a far ranging book...

    There's a fine article, a far ranging book review, by the late scholar Edward T. Oakes, S.J. in the journal FIRST THINGS, June/July 2004, Number144. Part of his conclusion reads: "So who knows what...
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    Poll: In MV, the author at times makes it difficult to...

    In MV, the author at times makes it difficult to determine where religion is an issue: "Now by two-headed Janus, / Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time. / Some that will evermore peep...
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    Poll: Another interesting hypothesis(post # 297). One...

    Another interesting hypothesis(post # 297). One might recall Tybalt's "Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, / To strike him dead I hold it not a sin"(ROM1.5.60-1). In turn, Romeo says to Juliet: ...
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    Poll: I'll return to post #297 later, "for I am slow of...

    I'll return to post #297 later, "for I am slow of study"(MND1.2.59). Until then, another indication that the author recommends comparing one play to another is the first line of AS YOU LIKE IT: "As...
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    Poll: One cannot read MEASURE FOR MEASURE more than...

    One cannot read MEASURE FOR MEASURE more than once without comparing Angelo to Antonio in MV. Therefore, some in Shakespeare's audience might have noted that the Queen's mother, Ann Boleyn, was...
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    Poll: Another puzzle is that while C.G. Jung's book...

    Another puzzle is that while C.G. Jung's book MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS is interesting to compare to Sh, I have yet to find any mention of Sh in it. This is in contrast with Dr. Freud's comments,...
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