The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0746 Monday, 10 April 2000.
Date: Monday, 10 Apr 2000 12:33:33 GMT
Subject: 11.0530 Shakespeare and German
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0530 Shakespeare and German
>A colleague asked me today whether there are any German settings or
>characters in any plays by Shakespeare or his contemporaries. Other than
>the references to Wittenburg in Hamlet, I can't think of major inclusion
>of Germany in the drama. Can you?
If your colleague looks at Thomas Berger and William Bradford Jr's
'Index of Characters in English Printed Drama to the Restoration', s/he
will find that twenty or so Early Modern plays have German characters
and/or are at least partially set in Germany.
Kevin De Ornellas B.A., M.A.