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Troilus & Cressida
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1687  Tuesday, 4 October 2005

From: 		Ben Alexander <
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Date: 		Saturday, 1 Oct 2005 16:33:36 +0100
Subject: 	Troilus & Cressida

Dear SHAKSPERians,

I would be grateful if someone can explain why Pandarus (at Norton 
3.2.185) calls either Troilus or Cressida his "cousin". Cressida was 
clearly his niece and Troilus was the King's son, and no apparent relation.

Also was this action considered to be a civil marriage, and is there any 
significance that Troilus was in his 23rd year - the play was registered 
in 1603 which could allude to someone born in 1580?

Thanks,
Ben Alexander

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