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Re: Innogen
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0759.  Wednesday, 28 Sept. 1994.
 
(1)     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Monday, 26 Sep 1994 22:24:45 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Innogen or Imogen in CYMBELINE
 
(2)     From:   Kathleen Kendrick <
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        Date:   Monday, 26 Sep 1994 15:05:21 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0741 Re: Universals; Character; *Ado*
 
(3)     From:   Michael Friedman <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Sep 1994 15:56:44 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0751  Re: Women and Outsiders: Ado
 
 
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From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Monday, 26 Sep 1994 22:24:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Innogen or Imogen in CYMBELINE
 
Thomas Hall asks about Innogen which is the Oxford way to spell Imogen. There
is no textual evidence that Shakespeare spelled the name in this way in this
play. In MUCH ADO (in the first stage direction) Leonato's wife is "Innogen."
And Holinshed, one of Shakespeare's sources for CYMBELINE, has "Innogen."
 
By "textual evidence," let me make clear, I mean evidence in early texts of
CYMBELINE. There's plenty of textual evidence other places!
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           Kathleen Kendrick <
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Date:           Monday, 26 Sep 1994 15:05:21 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 5.0741 Re: Universals; Character; *Ado*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0741 Re: Universals; Character; *Ado*
 
Who or what is Innogen?  I am in class with Tom Hall and would like to know
more.  Thanks Kitty Kendrick
 
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From:           Michael Fridman <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Sep 1994 15:56:44 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0751  Re: Women and Outsiders: Ado
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0751  Re: Women and Outsiders: Ado
 
Thomas Hall,
 
Innogen is a character who appears in the stage directions of *Much Ado* at the
beginning of 1.1 and 2.1 as Leonato's wife.  She is excised from most editions
of the play (although you might be able to find her in the notes on the text
section of your edition).  If you're interested, I wrote an article concerning
her which appears in Theatre Journal 42 (1990): 350-63.
 
                                                        Michael Friedman
 

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