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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0562  Friday, 25 March 2005

From:           Bruce Young <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Mar 2005 14:19:56 -0700
Subject: 16.0550 Character Ages
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0550 Character Ages

More ages: Leontes and (probably) Polixenes are about 28 in the first
half of The Winter's Tale and 44 in the second half.  (See 1.2.155,
5.1.126, 5.1.166-68, plus evidence about the age of breeching.)

The Clown (shepherd's son) is probably around 20 (+/- 2 years) in the
first half and around 36 in the second half.  (See 3.3.64.)

Bruce Young

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