The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1583 Friday, 28 June 2002
From: Don Bloom <
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