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Macbeth Characters
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2121  Thursday, 16 December 2004

From:           Norman Hinton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Dec 2004 13:58:18 -0600
Subject: 15.2113 Macbeth Characters
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.2113 Macbeth Characters

They aren't standardized in Shaw, either.  He tends to use abstract
labels (Old Man, etc.) until a character is introduced by name.  Cf.
Heartbreak House for good examples.

 >These are dangerous assumptions, but perhaps most dangerous is the
 >assumption that speech prefixes were or should have been standardised in
 >Renaissance play books.  They weren't.

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