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Queen's Shakespearean Welsh English
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1006  Tuesday, 4 May 2004

From:           Graham Hall <
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Date:           Monday, 03 May 2004 19:04:29 +0000
Subject:        Queen's Shakespearean Welsh English

Author Irvine Welsh interviewed in 'Contemporary British and Irish
Fiction' states that "The Queen's English is fine for reports, but for
fiction it's stultifyingly boring.

[...] I grew to love Shakespeare. Once you liberate that stuff from the
authoritarian context it is taught in, and you can see it as literature,
it really starts stands up".

The TLS (from where this has been lifted) makes the rather witty
observation that "Shakespeare wrote in something approximating to the
Queen's English, of course, but it was a different queen".


Best,
G.

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