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Re: Jaques; *Endymion*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 947. Wednesday, 23 November 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Don Foster <
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Nov 1994 15:56:47 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0928  Re: a Jaques and Ajax and a jakes
 
(2)     From:   Richard C. Jones III <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 22 Nov 1994 20:40:43 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0931 Performances of *Endymion*
 
 
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From:           Don Foster <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Nov 1994 15:56:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 5.0928  Re: a Jaques and Ajax and a jakes
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0928  Re: a Jaques and Ajax and a jakes
 
Shakespeare and his contemporaries pun often on "a Jaques," "Ajax," and "a
jakes" (outhouse), all three being pronounced with a short -a- as in modern
"hat," and all three being spoken with a softer initial J than in modern
English. Which is not to say that it still matters, since the pun is lost
to a modern audience.  Foster.
 
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From:           Richard C. Jones III <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Nov 1994 20:40:43 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 5.0931 Performances of *Endymion*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0931 Performances of *Endymion*
 
Please count me among those interested in a performance history of
*Endymion*... indeed of any boy-company plays.  Seems like a project that
someone ought to have done somewhere along the line, but I sure can't think of
anything of the sort.
 
Rick Jones

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