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Re: Elizabeth's Nicknames
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0544  Friday, 26 March 1999.

[1]     From:   Karen Coley <
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        Date:   Thursday, 25 Mar 1999 10:47:36 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0535 Elizabeth's Nicknames

[2]     From:   Grant Smith <
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        Date:   Friday, 26 Mar 1999 04:44:36 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0535 Elizabeth's Nicknames

[3]     From:   Stephanie Hughes <
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        Date:   Thursday, 25 Mar 1999 18:31:26 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0541 Re: Burghley As Elizabeth's Moor


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From:           Karen Coley <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 Mar 1999 10:47:36 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 10.0535 Elizabeth's Nicknames
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0535 Elizabeth's Nicknames

I, for one, would like to know definitive source references of
Elizabeth's nicknames.  The Glenda Jackson series also points out that
she called Burghley her 'spirit' and the Duke of Anjou her 'frog.'  The
latter incident suggests these names were not given lightly but had
classical allusions and cultural perceptions tied to them.  Such
references might even lead to gossipy topical references in
Shakespeare's plays.

Karen Coley

>I would find it very useful indeed if the various reporters of
>Elizabeth's fascinating nicknaming habits would provide specific
>references to the texts that document them. The huge array of period
>documents of the kind collected, say, in Winwood's Memorials are very
>hard to search, and items of this kind are seldom indexed in secondary
>sources. Specific references to letters from A to B, dated XYZ, found in
>Collection Q, or Work W, or whatever, would be of immense use to many of
>us-especially if the queen was in the habit of using this nickname, so
>noteworthy on other grounds, for several major figures, as the different
>postings suggest.

> Thank you.
>
> Frank Whigham

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From:           Grant Smith <
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Date:           Friday, 26 Mar 1999 04:44:36 -0800
Subject: 10.0535 Elizabeth's Nicknames
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0535 Elizabeth's Nicknames

In view of the recent contributions to this list about Shakespearean
names (even Elizabeth's nicknames), I'd like to draw attention once
again to panels at MLA sponsored by the American Name Society.  In the
field of literary onomastics, we often have panels devoted to single
authors, e.g., Shakespeare (but it's been several years), Melville, Toni
Morrison (both last year).

It's too late this year to use one of our two MLA panels for
Shakespeare.  However, as an "Allied" organization of MLA, the American
Name Society holds separate, additional sessions (12 to 15 panels) in an
adjacent hotel parallel in time to the MLA sessions.  I'd like to have
at least one of these be on Shakespeare.

Short abstracts should be sent to me <
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is a board of six referees.  Notification is by Sept. 20.  Abstracts of
all ANS presentations are published in our annual "Proceedings."

Grant W. Smith, President                       Phone:  509-359-6023
American Name Society                           Fax:    509-359-4269
Prof. English/Coord. Humanities                 Email:  
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Eastern Washington University, MS-25
526 Fifth St.
Cheney, WA  99004-2431

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From:           Stephanie Hughes <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 Mar 1999 18:31:26 +0000
Subject: 10.0541 Re: Burghley As Elizabeth's Moor
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0541 Re: Burghley As Elizabeth's Moor

>Didn't Elizabeth refer to Burghley as Spirit?

Yes, and again, we must ponder over what she meant by it. Burghley was a
brilliant administrator, and put England on the road to world domination
(please don't think that I'm condoning the colonial era by saying this),
but I'd hardly regard him as either a ghost or someone of great
spirituality. What else it might have meant escapes me.

Stephanie Hughes
 

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