The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2121 Thursday, 16 December 2004
From: Norman Hinton <
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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