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Pregnant Gertrude? Wait a minute!
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0083  Tuesday, 15 January 2002

From:           Louis Swilley <
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Date:           Monday, 14 Jan 2002 16:33:17 -0600
Subject:        Pregnant Gertrude? Wait a minute!

Aren't we forgetting the original message?  The actress who is to play
Gertrude is *visibly* pregnant, so granting the brief time between the
death of Old Hamlet and Gertrude's marriage to Claudius, the child can't
be Claudius'.   There can be no threat to Hamlet's succession, then,
from this child, his younger sibling -   unless a subsequent election
ignores Hamlet again.

        L. Swilley

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