Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0923. Tuesday, 15 November 1994.
Date: Tuesday, 15 Nov 1994 12:14:58 -0600
Subject: Jaques and Jaques
I am soon to begin rehearsals for my fourth production of AS YOU LIKE IT (my
second go around as Oliver) in a co-production by the Huntington Theatre in
Boston and the Public in Pittsburgh.
One small item which has always struck me as a curiosity: that Shakespeare
would have given the same name to two different characters in the play: Jaques
de Boys, the third son of Sir Roland de Boys (brother to Orlando and Oliver)
and Jaques of *All the world's a stage* notoriety.
By the by, AYLI runs in Boston early January through mid February. The run in
Pittsburgh extends from mid February through then end of March. If you are in
either neighborhood, please come and be sure to stop backstage afterwards.