The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1406 Friday, 9 July 2004
From: John Ramsay <
Date: Thursday, 08 Jul 2004 11:23:11 -0400
Subject: 15.1396 Measured Response
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1396 Measured Response
>>What is your evidence, other than a beautiful altruism, that Juliet
>>would be welcomed or provided for by either family?
>Does 'nunnery' always have to mean brothel? What if WS wanted to simply
>state that someone would be safer and happier as a nun...what word
>should he have used?? Shouldn't 'nunnery' suffice?
In Hamlet the line is: "Get thee to a nunnery: Why wouldst thou be a
breeder of sinners?"
A clear indication of nunnery as convent rather than brothel.
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