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Query: One Name, Two Personages
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0758  Wednesday, 23 April 2003

From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 13:35:05 -0400
Subject:        Query: One Name, Two Personages

In *AYL*, both the second of the three DeBoys boys and the banished
Duke's well-traveled guest have the name Jaques - same spelling, at
least, though Agnes Latham argues in her intro to the Arden edition that
the two get different pronunciations (the first mono-, the second
di-syllabic) and are hence aurally differentiated.  In any case, can
anybody on the list point to another instance in the canon where two
clearly different personages in the same play have the same name?  I
pose the question in reference to the use of the name Hubert in *Jn* to
refer to both a citizen of Angers and to the warder of the imprisoned
Arthur, John's nephew, where the two could, indeed, be the same man.

David Evett

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