The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0870 Wednesday, 4 May 2005
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?
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