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Qs: Irish Masque; Mooncalf; WT
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0262  Monday, 15 February 1999.

[1]     From:   Scott Oldenburg <
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        Date:   Sunday, 14 Feb 1999 12:54:15 -0700
        Subj:   "Irish Masque"

[2]     From:   Deborah Dale <
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        Date:   Sat, 13 Feb 1999 09:48:06 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: Mooncalf

[3]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Saturday, 13 Feb 1999 12:23:22 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Winter's Tale


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From:           Scott Oldenburg <
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Date:           Sunday, 14 Feb 1999 12:54:15 -0700
Subject:        "Irish Masque"

Query:  A while back someone mentioned to me that Jonson's "Irish
Masque" (like the Masque of Blackness) was probably performed in
black-face.  I have had difficulty finding any evidence of this,
however.  Does anyone on the list have any information regarding this or
any other instances from the early modern period in which the Irish are
described a black or are associated with blackness?  Any info would be a
great help-because the querty is not specifically related to
Shakespeare, please feel free to send info to me directly.

Thanks,
Scott Oldenburg

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From:           Deborah Dale <
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Date:           Sat, 13 Feb 1999 09:48:06 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Re: Mooncalf

Dear Shakespearians,

I am hoping someone on the list can lead me to sources that mention the
monstrous origin of the word  "mooncalf."  I've been looking, even
translating portions of early Latin texts, such as Aldrovandi's
_Monstorum Historia_ in hopes of finding more information, though what I
have found is very little.  Thus any guidance will be much appreciated.

Deborah Dale

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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Saturday, 13 Feb 1999 12:23:22 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Winter's Tale

On page 1564 of the intro to The Winter's Tale in Riverside, Hallet
Smith says that "Shakespeare uses comically, in this play, a bit of
source material he put aside as unsuitable for Cymbeline; it is the
description of the frightful fate to be meted out to the poor Clown,
according to Autolycus in IV,iv,783-91."  Does anyone know what the
basis of this assertion is?  To what source material does he refer?
What evidence is there for the purported motive for excluding it from
the earlier play?

Clifford Stetner
CUNY
 

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