The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0521 Thursday, 16 March 2000.
Date: Thursday, 16 Mar 2000 09:06:35 -0000
Subject: Wooden O?
In last week's TLS, Sir Ernst Gombrich floats the idea that the "Wooden
O" of the Prologue to Henry V should in fact be pronounced as "wooden
nought" (or naught). It is already recognised (in e.g. T.W. Craik's
Arden 3 edition) that the references later to "figures" and "ciphers"
play on the figure zero. What do people think?