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Re: Mercutio = Marlowe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0981  Monday, 19 May 2003

From:           Todd Gutmann <
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Date:           Sunday, 18 May 2003 06:38:12 +0200
Subject: 14.0923 Re: Mercutio = Marlowe
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0923 Re: Mercutio = Marlowe

Tue Sorensen writes:

>I also believe that Shakespeare wrote himself into most of the plays
>(and may even have performed most of those characters on-stage); I
>consistently perceive his voice through that of the fool/jester
>character (except for Trinculo in The Tempest), and also in the lines of
>many minor characters (Iago's wife Emilia, for instance), as well as
>major ones like Hamlet and Romeo, of course.

This could be intriguing if I understood what was meant. Isn't
Shakespeare's voice in every line he wrote? What claim is being made for
the lines of these characters?

Todd Gutmann

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