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Re: Duke as Count
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1563  Wednesday, 26 June 2002

[1]     From:   Cliff Ronan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 25 Jun 2002 11:50:48 -0500
        Subj:   Duke as Count

[2]     From:   Judy Kennedy <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 26 Jun 2002 09:59:19 -0300
        Subj:   Re: Duke as Count

[3]     From:   Billy Houck <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 25 Jun 2002 13:32:11 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1562 Re: Duke as Count


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From:           Cliff Ronan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 25 Jun 2002 11:50:48 -0500
Subject:        Duke as Count

Takashi Kozuka and John-Paul make thoughtful answers to Larry Barkley's
query on Orsino's title.

I wonder if there is more to say. Shakespeare is possibly fudging the
title in order not to seem to be alluding to the state visit, about
Twelfth Night in 1601, of Duke Orsino of Brachiano. Surely, in the
history plays, which largely precede Twelfth Night, Shakespeare rarely
if ever confuses titles of nobility, certainly not in the erratic
fashion as prevails in this play. And if our text of Twelfth Night is
the one played by Shakespeare

 

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