The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0106 Thursday, 15 January 2004
From: Alan Dessen <
Date: Wednesday, 14 Jan 2004 09:43:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Lusty Apes in Hell?
A colleague remembers an essay (but now cannot find it) on the motif
that maids who die unmarried will lead apes in Hell (see, e.g., *Much
Ado* 2.1.38-45 and *Shrew* 2.1.33-34). The author argued that the maids
would have been raped by the apes. Is anyone familiar with this essay?
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