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WT and Sheep
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1152  Tuesday, 17 November 1998.

From:           Jan Stirm <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Nov 1998 08:45:13 -0600
Subject:        WT and Sheep

Hi Everyone,

In *The Winter's Tale*, Clown talks about having shorn 1500 sheep.
Using his math, he's projecting to make about 136 + pounds from the sale
of the wool.  That's no mean sum!

My questions are:  Does anyone have access to the price of a sheep?  (I
know they'll go for different prices at different times and at different
ages, etc, but I'm trying to get a rough idea.)

Also, can anyone tell me what size herds sheep owners from different
social status groups would be likely to own?

Thanks, Jan
 

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