The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0980 Monday, 19 May 2003
Date: Saturday, 17 May 2003 18:05:05 +0200
Subject: 14.0758 Query: One Name, Two Personages
Comment: Re: SHK 14.0758 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
>anybody on the list point to another instance in the canon where two
>clearly different personages in the same play have the same name?
Better yet, can anyone on the list point to a reason for such naming? I
suppose many of the examples list members have come up with were
oversights, that Shakespeare didn't intend to have two Eglamores, for
instance, in *Two Gents*. And, of course, we don't need to look deeply
for a reason in the cases of historical figures or father-son pairings.
Not so our original example, the two Jaques (Jaqueses?).
What does the play gain from having these characters with the same name?
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