The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1851 Wednesday, 24 September 2003
From: Eduardo del Rio <
Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2003 10:16:39 -0500
After reading 1.2.47-63 in Twelfth Night, one of my students wondered
what the audience of the time might think of this reference to eunuchs.
While I could explain the use of eunuchs in opera and the church (in
Italy) I could not fully answer the question regarding the English
Renaissance view. Any comments an/or sources that might help answer this
question would be appreciated.
Eduardo del Rio
The University of Texas at Brownsville
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