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Burbage's Weight
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0091  Wednesday, 1 March 2006

From: 		Bill Lloyd <
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Date: 		Sunday, 26 Feb 2006 12:45:36 EST
Subject: 17.0071 Hamlet Puzzles
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0071 Hamlet Puzzles

 >(Burbage is also said to have weighed 17 stn; and
 >Gertrude says Hamlet is "fat and scant of breath.")

This is my Hamlet Puzzle. On what basis is Burbage said to weigh 17 
stone? Who said this originally? Jean Dixon? Carnack?

Does this mean that Macbeth was fat?

Bill Lloyd

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