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Shakespeare and Aging
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1292  Thursday, 4 August 2005

[1]     From:   Philip Eagle <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Aug 2005 10:38:11 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1287 Shakespeare and Aging

[2]     From:   Colin Cox <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Aug 2005 17:57:49 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1287 Shakespeare and Aging


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From:           Philip Eagle <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Aug 2005 10:38:11 -0400
Subject: 16.1287 Shakespeare and Aging
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1287 Shakespeare and Aging

Loss of teeth is certainly not an indicator of advanced age in a
pre-modern society with inferior standards of dentistry and oral hygiene.

Philip Eagle

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From:           Colin Cox <
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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Aug 2005 17:57:49 -0700
Subject: 16.1287 Shakespeare and Aging
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1287 Shakespeare and Aging

 >"It is difficult to play the Nurse - as I once did, at a boy's school -
 >as anything other than old when most of one's teeth are blacked out, as
 >the text requires."

If you recall in 'Shogun', Blackthorne's wife was 29 and most of her
teeth were gone. These are English characters!

Colin Cox

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