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Re: Jacques Pronunciations
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1722  Tuesday, 30 July 2002

[1]     From:   Richard Kennedy <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jul 2002 07:34:56 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1713 Jacques Pronunciations

[2]     From:   Marko Begovic <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jul 2002 11:46:58 -0400
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jul 2002 13:56:58 -0400
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[4]     From:   Jan Pick <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jul 2002 21:38:54 +0100
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From:           Richard Kennedy <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Jul 2002 07:34:56 -0700
Subject: 13.1713 Jacques Pronunciations
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1713 Jacques Pronunciations

You might call one of them Jacque, and the other John, or maybe Jake.

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From:           Marko Begovic <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Jul 2002 11:46:58 -0400
Subject:        Jacques Pronunciations

I attended a few weeks ago The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival where As
You Like It was performed.  They used "Jay-Kweez" for the first Jacques
and "zhahk" for Jacques de Boys.

I hope this helps

Marko Begovic

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From:           H. David Friedberg <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Jul 2002 13:56:58 -0400
Subject: 13.1713 Jacques Pronunciations
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1713 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.

Always willing to jump in where angels fear to pronounce

I was taught that Jaques is from " the Metamorphosis of Ajax"  by
Harington, the inventor of the water closet ( NO it wasn't Thomas
Crapper)  to A Jakes, whence Jakes means a privy

Jacques is I think Zhahk

H. David Friedberg

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Date:           Monday, 29 Jul 2002 21:38:54 +0100
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Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1713 Jacques Pronunciations

According to John Barton speaking about Troilus and Cressida, the
pronunciation of a name changes to match the rhythm of the line - it is
OK to use different ones within the same production.

Jan Pick

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