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Shakespearian Ships
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0082  Tuesday, 13 January 2004

From:           Louise Casini <
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Date:           Tuesday, 13 Jan 2004 01:11:06 EST
Subject:        Shakespearian Ships

Does anyone know of a good resource (that I'm probably easily
overlooking) that could give me clues as to the type of ship(s)
Shakespeare would have been referencing in his writing?  (I am
specifically looking at Margaret's 3 Henry, VI "Great Lords" speech.)  I
have researched nautical terms on Elizabethan ships and medieval ships
to get a clearer picture, but he clearly has the geography clear in his
references.  Since medieval battle ships were less intricate than
Elizabethan, I am wondering if S could have just been using his general
knowledge as a reference.

Any thoughts, or points to a common resource I'm overlooking?

Thank you,
Louise Casini
Theatre for Youth
Playhouse on the Square

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