Query: "the woman's part"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1032. Monday, 13 October 1997.
From: Stephen A. Cohen <
Date: Saturday, 11 Oct 1997 13:46:24 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Query: "the woman's part"
Can anyone help me authenticate what I hope is a quotation and not a
faulty memory on my part? I seem to remember reading somewhere about
Queen Elizabeth expressing her distaste for "the woman's part" in
romantic comedy because the heroines always end up marrying. I've
checked the Lenz/Greene/Neely book of the same title; they mention two
Shakespearean sources for the phrase but nothing about Elizabeth. Can
anyone point me towards a source for my recollection, or did I make it
up? You can contact me off-list at
University of South Alabama