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Re: Duke as Count
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1583  Friday, 28 June 2002

From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Jun 2002 11:38:07 -0500
Subject: 13.1575 Re: Duke as Count
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1575 Re: Duke as Count

Anthony Burton writes,

>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.

I may lay myself open to a charge of prudery, but I just don

 

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