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Henry V Question
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0447  Tuesday, 17 February 2004

From:           Dan Smith <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Feb 2004 13:51:32 -0000
Subject: 15.0418 Henry V Question
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0418 Henry V Question

"he uses the alias Le Roy"

Adrian Lester got an additional (intentional) layer of humour by
responding as Leroy in the last NT Henry V.

BTW I think the intriguing question prompted by the use of French jokes
is the extent to which members of the audience understood French.
Huguenot immigration and trade with France might have spread knowledge
of French in both the lower as well as the upper classes in the audience.

Dan Smith

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