The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1687 Tuesday, 4 October 2005
Date: Saturday, 1 Oct 2005 16:33:36 +0100
Subject: Troilus & Cressida
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?
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