The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0137 Wednesday, 8 March 2006
Date: Tuesday, 7 Mar 2006 18:51:09 -0000
Subject: Threads: Historical Accuracy / Polonius
In July 1597 a very flamboyant Polish Ambassador came to London and
suggested that Queen
Elizabeth should consider a marriage to the Polish King. Improvising in
Latin the Queen
said that she could not possibly consider a marriage to an elected King.
When Hamlet was played at Court this would resonate much better with the
some obtuse remark about Denmark; although James VI in Scotland was
married to a Danish
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