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Macbeth Questions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0870  Wednesday, 4 May 2005

From:           Sarah Cohen <
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Date:           Tuesday, 03 May 2005 16:15:14 -0700
Subject:        Macbeth Questions

I always thought the phrase "swelling act" was a theatrical (or,
possibly, a musical) metaphor, not a priapic one.

What about "swelling scene" in Henry V? Is that another reference to
tumescence? What exactly does the Chorus wish that monarchs should behold?

Sarah Cohen

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