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Re: The late "displeasing play"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1999  Thursday, 16 August 2001

From:           Steve Roth <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Aug 2001 10:18:47 -0700
Subject: 12.1965 The late "displeasing play"
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1965 The late "displeasing play"

>From:           Janie Cheaney <
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>At the end of 2 Henry IV, the author speaks a charming epilogue

While it's tempting to identify the prologue speaker with the author, I
don't know that there's any evidence for that.

The prologue might or might not serve as the author's "voice"; it might
equally well be a "voice" representing the company as a whole. And
Shakespeare might or might not have spoken the epilogue on stage.

Darned interesting, questions, those.

Steve

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