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Re: Time in R&J
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1279  Thursday, 15 July 1999.

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 10:03:16 +0000
Subject: 10.1270 Time in R&J
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1270 Time in R&J

Marilyn Bonomi calculates:

> Mantua is a 1/2 day's ride from Verona, though whether or not
> Shakespeare actually knew that I have no way of knowing.

He probably didn't.  He treats Verona as a port in Two Gents., if memory
serves, so he doesn't seem too familiar with the immediate geography.

By the way, I recall that studying this play in grade 10, one of my
classmates commented that nobody seems to sleep very much.  Nights seem
to be filled with balcony scenes, marriage consummations, or visits to
tombs.

Cheers,
Se

 

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