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Some Questions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0430  Wednesday, 6 May 1998.

[1]     From:   Abigail Quart <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 06 May 1998 01:03:17 -0400
        Subj:   Who played the girls? And what did Edmund do? Carry a spear?

[2]     From:   Azita Ghodsi Rasi <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 6 May 1998 16:13:33 +0430 (IDT)
        Subj:   Crab


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From:           Abigail Quart <
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Date:           Wednesday, 06 May 1998 01:03:17 -0400
Subject:        Who played the girls? And what did Edmund do? Carry a spear?

Does anyone know where I can go for info on which players in
Shakespeare's company played the female roles? And which roles they
played, if known?

Edmund Shakespeare died in London. My Yale edition only mentions his
birth and death. Are there other mentions? He was "a player." With his
brother's company? Playing what?

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Date:           Wednesday, 6 May 1998 16:13:33 +0430 (IDT)
Subject:        Crab

Dear members,

It doesn't seem right to put the question I have to such a high-level
list as this, but I really don't know where else to turn to.

I am working on "Dead Poets Society" and I have reached the part where
they perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.  My question is related to some
of puck's lines in act II, scene i:

And sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl,
In very likeness of a roasted crab;
And when she drinks, against her lips I bob,
And on her wither'd dew-lap pour the ale.

What is a roasted crab that can appear in ale?

Thank you very much in advance for helping me.

Azita Ghodsi Rasi
 

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