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Re: Duke as Count
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1575  Thursday, 27 June 2002

From:           Anthony Burton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Jun 2002 12:59:06 -0400
Subject: 13.1563 Re: Duke as Count
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1563 Re: Duke as Count

Cliff Ronan, talking about sexual allusions and puns, refers to
Malvolio's line from The Twelfth Night "Her c's,  her u's and her t's .
. . '.  Surely, what the audience was meant to hear is "her c's,  her
u's, 'n' her t's", truly spelling out for close listeners (back when
listening was often more relied on than reading, and puns were a way of
life) what Malvolio's myopically close reading and self-interested
reading misses entirely.

Tony B

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