The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1713 Monday, 29 July 2002
Date: Friday, 26 Jul 2002 08:31:34 -0700
Subject: Jacques Pronunciations
I am in the midst of planning for a production of As You Like It, and am
caught up in the age old problem - pronunciation of the name. With two
Jacques, this becomes even more problematic. Kokeritz argues for
"Jakes" and the disyllabic "Jake-is" and claims there is no authority
for the pronunciation: "Jay-kweez" which Colaianni supports.
It seems that the two Jacques need to be pronounced differently for
clarity with Colaianni supporting "zhahk" for Jacques de Boys.
Not sure where to go from here. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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