Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0521. Thursday, 9 June 1994.
From: W. L. Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date: Wednesday, 08 Jun 1994 20:50:13 -0500 (EST)
I'd like to add a note to David Kathman's posting. In ALPHONSUS KING OF ARAGON
(printed 1599, written perhaps 10 years earlier), there is a canopy -- a real
canopy -- as one of the essential properties. The reference in sonnet 125 may
be to an acting -- a stage -- event. I wouldn't stake my life on this
interpretation, but it's a possible reading. Perhaps the role of canopy bearer
was a piece of cake.
Yours, Bill Godshalk