The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1230 Thursday, 10 June 2004
Date: Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 01:33:41 +0000
Subject: Thighs and Sighs
Queries for the List's commonwealth of knowledge.
Is there any recorded academic suggestion or dismissal for a connection
between the thigh mutilation in J C (TLN 942-3) or/and 1H4 (TLN 3092)
with that recorded by William of Malmesbury's account of the post-mortem
wound to King Harold at Hastings. There is clearly a dishonour
association between the Hotspur and Harold cases.
What is the ratio (in recent productions - say last 5 years) of use to
non-use of Portia's singing train to give Bassanio the "lead" clue - if
it is such - in M of V (TLN 1409-13). It has been cut in the last 7
productions I have seen - the latest being 3 hours ago.
Thanks in advance for any information/citations.
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