The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0492 Tuesday, 23 May 2006
From: Donald Bloom <
Date: Monday, 22 May 2006 15:31:05 -0500
Subject: 17.0472 Regional Accents
Comment: RE: SHK 17.0472 Regional Accents
Thanks for the reference to Crystal, which I shall certainly look for in
the local university library (the public library here is hopeless).
With regard to Terence Hawkes' reference to Henry V. I realize that I
neglected to make clear that I was not talking about national speech
patterns (whether Welsh, Scottish, or Irish), but only about English
regionalisms-which would naturally exclude Fluellen, Jamy and Macmorris.
Merry Wives is more what I'm looking for. How do the speech patterns there
represent regionalism-that is, Buckinghamshire? Are there identifiable
regionalisms in 2 Henry VI? Anything else? Something that might have snuck
into a play that wasn't set in England (as spoken by, say, a clown or
Curious and persistent,
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