The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1707 Friday, 8 September 2000.
From: W. L. Godshalk <
Date: Thursday, 07 Sep 2000 15:13:26 -0400
Subject: 11.1701 Re: Women's Roles
Comment: Re: SHK 11.1701 Re: Women's Roles
>any evidence that castration was used in 16th-17th century England for a
After asking this question, it occurred to me that I had Twelfth Night
1.2.52-55 in the back of my mind. Viola says: "Thou shalt present me as
an eunuch to him [i.e., Orsino]./ . . . for I can sing,/And speak to him
in many sorts of music/That will allow me very worth his service."
Yours, Bill Godshalk