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Renaming Shakespeare's Plays
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1993  Monday, 13 October 2003

From:           Andy Jones <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Oct 2003 20:45:12 -0300
Subject:        Re: Renaming Shakespeare's Plays

Following Al Magary and T. Hawkes

>>There's a new Stuart exhibit at Windsor Castle that includes, it says
>>here, "Charles I's own copy of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and
>>Tragedies (1632), with the king's annotations and his suggestions for
>>new titles for the bard's plays."
>>
>>First of all, what were Charles' suggested new titles?

>It's well known that Charles 1's title for 'Troilus and Cressida' was
>'Strumpet Voluntary'.

Yes. Apparently Macbeth was "No Hex Please, We're Scottish"

Romeo & Juliet was "There's a Broad Goose Loose Aboot This Hoose"

and Hamlet was "Kronborg Slot Is Not A Happy One."

Andy Jones

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