1997

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1032.  Monday, 13 October 1997.

From:           Stephen A. Cohen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Many thanks,

Steve Cohen
University of South Alabama

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