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Re: Two Jaques
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0932.  Friday, 18 November 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Thomas Hall <
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        Date:   Thursday, 17 Nov 1994 10:29:28 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Two Jaques
 
(2)     From:   Jerry Bangham <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 16 Nov 1994 21:55:30
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0928  Re: Jaques and Jaques
 
 
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From:           Thomas Hall <
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Date:           Thursday, 17 Nov 1994 10:29:28 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Two Jaques
 
One of these Jaques is a pun on the Elizebethan word for outhouse. I think that
pun is rightly Monsieur Melencholy, and not the Jaques of whom "report speeks
goldenly of his profit."
 
See Bradley Berens post for a guide to proper punny pronunciation.
 
Thomas Hall
Northeastern Illinois University
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Date:           Wednesday, 16 Nov 1994 21:55:30
Subject: 5.0928  Re: Jaques and Jaques
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0928  Re: Jaques and Jaques
 
> the Jaques who is Monsieur Melancholy can
> be pronounced "Jakes."  Stephen Booth once threw a fit when I pronounced it
>"Jake-weez" as is common in the theater.  He does that a lot.
 
Does anyone else on the list remember the International Shakespeare Conference
in Vancouver a long time ago when some of the top world scholars just about
came to blows debating "Jakes" vs "Jake-weez"?
 

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