2002

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1337  Saturday, 18 May 2002

From:           Kathryn Prince <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 15 May 2002 10:40:58 -0400
Subject:        Theobald

I appeal to the collective wisdom of the list regarding the
pronunciation of the surname Theobald in the eighteenth century. When
Pope pillories the Shakespeare editor Lewis Theobald in his (first)
Dunciad, he calls his fictionalized character Tibbald. Was Theobald's
name commonly pronounced as though it were Tibbald?

If this is not of much interest to the list, I'd welcome private replies
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathryn Prince

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