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RE: A Lover and his Lass; Shakespeare's Ghosts
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0325.  Thursday, 7 March 1997.

[1]     From:   David Mycoff <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Mar 1997 10:10:10 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   "There was a lover, etc."

[2]     From:   Paul Franssen <
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        Date:   Friday, 07 Mar 1997 09:41:24 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   RE: A Lover and his Lass; Shakespeare's Ghosts


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From:           David Mycoff <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Mar 1997 10:10:10 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        "There was a lover, etc."

Finza set this text, sometime in the 1950s, I think.  It's on a recent,
easily obtained trade-release CD:  Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel:  THE
VAGABOND, with some other Finza Shakespeare settings, and other
materials. DM

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From:           Paul Franssen <
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Date:           Friday, 07 Mar 1997 09:41:24 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        RE: A Lover and his Lass; Shakespeare's Ghosts

For "It [not "there"] was a lover and his lass", see *As You Like It*
v.iii.16ff; My Riverside Shakespeare prints a facsimile of Morley's
setting with lute accompaniment in tablature on p. 402.

  On Shakespearean ghosts; if memory serves, Michael Dobson's *Making of
the
National poet* contains a fair number of instances of the Bard himself
appearing as a ghost in prefaces to productions of his plays, to applaud
his successors. In some cases, his portrayal there seems to be based on
his own ghosts, such as those of Hamlet Sr. or Julius Caesar.

Paul Franssen
Department of English
Utrecht University
The Netherlands
 

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