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C18 Shakespeare Quotations
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1716  Tuesday, 14 September 2004

From:           Colin Cox <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Sep 2004 12:51:20 -0700
Subject: 15.1703 C18 Shakespeare Quotations
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1703 C18 Shakespeare Quotations

 >The first is the famous comment on Macklin's performance of Shylock in
 >1741 that he portrayed "the Jew that Shakespeare drew."  This is
 >commonly attributed to Pope but can anyone tell me the source more
 >specifically?

As I recall this was from a song, attributed to Pope:

This is the Jew
That Shakespeare drew.

George II's recommendation to Sir Robert Walpole on a way to frighten
the House of Commons was, "why don't you send them to see that Irishman
play Shylock?" - Macklin was the Irishman to whom the king referred.

Colin Cox

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