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Shakespeare's Pasty
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1074  Monday, 28 June 1999.

[1]     From:   Frank Whigham <
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        Date:   Friday, 25 Jun 1999 07:12:37 -0500
        Subj:   Shakespeare's Pasty

[2]     From:   Scott Oldenburg <
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        Date:   Friday, 25 Jun 1999 10:56:42 -0700
        Subj:   Pasties


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From:           Frank Whigham <
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Date:           Friday, 25 Jun 1999 07:12:37 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare's Pasty

The ongoing discussion of pasties reminds me of the related passage in
Hamlet, where Pyrrhus becomes one:

                               Head to foot
 Now is be total gules, horridly trick'd
 With blood of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons,
 Bak'd and impasted with the parching streets,
 That lend a tyrannous and a damned light
 To their lord's murther. Roasted in wrath and fire,
 And thus o'ersized with coagulate gore,
 With eyes like carbuncles, the hellish Pyrrhus
 Old grandsire Priam seeks.

This description from the discourse of cooking chimes with other things
in the play, from the Ghost's posset and curd and vile crust, to Pyrrhus
mincing old Priam, to Polonius dining (rhyming with Pyrrhus) not where
he eats but where he is eaten.

What do folks think about this strand of cooking, eating, and food
references?

Frank Whigham

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From:           Scott Oldenburg <
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Date:           Friday, 25 Jun 1999 10:56:42 -0700
Subject:        Pasties

This web page may of interest to those of you who are puzzled by UK/US
use of words like "pasties" and "football."

http://www.dur.ac.uk/~dgl3djb/ukus_text.html

Cheers,
Scott Oldenburg
 

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