Shakespeare's Welsh Inspiration?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0698 Wednesday, 13 April 2005
From: John Webb <
Date: Wednesday, 13 Apr 2005 07:48:02 +0100
Subject: 16.0618 Shakespeare's Welsh Inspiration?
Comment: Re: SHK 16.0618 Shakespeare's Welsh Inspiration?
>A book recently acquired by the Shakespeare Centre Library is The
>Historie of Cambria, printed in 1584.
>The book has a section about Owen Glendower, who features in Henry IV
>Part One, and it could be that this is where Shakespeare found the
>name for his later character, Iago.
Ida Gaskin wrote:
>How can the name Iago be derived from that of Owain Glyndwr?
The Historie of Cambria includes a reference to a medieval Prince of
Gwynedd who was named Iago ap Idwal.
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