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Re: Shakespeare and German
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0746  Monday, 10 April 2000.

From:           Kevin De Ornellas <
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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?
>Jack Heller

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.

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