The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1230 Thursday, 3 December 1998.
Date: Wednesday, 02 Dec 1998 22:11:13 -0500
Subject: Re: Don John
We are told in Much Ado that Don John "has of late stood out against"
Don Pedro. In a summary of the scene, the New Folger Library Edition
suggests that Don John was "defeated" by Don Pedro in the "just-ended
war." I can't see any reason for supposing this. Does anyone have a
suggestion as to the nature of their past quarrel?
Laurence R. Baker