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Purses
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0233  Wednesday, 28 January 2004

[1]     From:   James Doyle <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 13:50:07 -0000
        Subj:   Purses

[2]     From:   W.L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 12:18:52 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0210 Purses


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From:           James Doyle <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 13:50:07 -0000
Subject:        Purses

No one seems to have mentioned the likely (actor's) reason for tossing a
purse as a tip: have you ever tried untying and opening a purse and
ferreting around for coins to give while saying lines?

James

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From:           W.L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 12:18:52 -0500
Subject: 15.0210 Purses
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0210 Purses

Dave Evett writes:

 >Feste - highly skilled at eliciting such gifts  - seems to have managed
 >to do this, since apparently he does not have permanent servant's status
 >in either Orsino's household or Olivia's.

Yes, Feste tells us that he has a house "by" (i.e., nearby) the church.
  I guess there's only one church in Illyria.

Bill Godshalk

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