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Use of Word 'actor
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1416  Tuesday, 13 July 2004

[1]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Monday, 12 Jul 2004 12:33:36 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1412 Use of Word 'actor'

[2]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Monday, 12 Jul 2004 23:24:17 +0100
        Subj:   SHK 15.1412 Use of Word 'actor'


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From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Monday, 12 Jul 2004 12:33:36 -0400
Subject: 15.1412 Use of Word 'actor'
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1412 Use of Word 'actor'

As always, David Kathman's scholarship provides exceptionally useful
answers to useful questions.

English "play" refracts Latin *ludus*; reflection on the implications
for our work of the primary meaning of these words is advised.

Playfully,
David Evett

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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Monday, 12 Jul 2004 23:24:17 +0100
Subject: Use of Word 'actor'
Comment:        SHK 15.1412 Use of Word 'actor'

"I always wince when I read a historical novel set in Shakespeare's time
and the characters start talking about 'actors', because it's an
anachronism," writes Dave Kathman. "I similarly wince when such
characters refer to 'the Globe theater', because that's another
anachronism."

An admirable zeal for correctness, on might think.

Unfortunately, in the same paragraph he refers to the 18-year period,
ending in 1660, "when drama was outlawed in England."

m

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