The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0322 Thursday, 5 February 2004
From: W.L. Godshalk <
Date: Wednesday, 04 Feb 2004 15:58:44 -0500
Subject: Titus enters like a cook
In the final scene of Titus Andronicus, Titus enters like a "Cooke"
(Folio TLN 2525). Jonathan Bate in his Arden edition comments on the
stage direction, but not on "like a cook." Dessen and Thomson in their
Dictionary of Stage Directions do not have an entry for "cook." Some
editors assume that Titus is "dressed" like a cook.
In the early 1590s when Titus entered like a cook, what would he have
looked like? Is there any hard evidence?
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