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Christenings and Baptisms
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0519  Friday, 10 August 2007

From: 		Jack Heller <
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Date: 		Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 20:45:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 18.0511 Christenings and Baptisms
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0511 Christenings and Baptisms

 >I don't wish to point out the obvious, but is Jack Heller aware that the
 >May 1606 act of Parliament to "Restrain the Abuses of Players" would
 >have made any scenes of baptisms/christenings illegal?

Given that both HENRY VIII and A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE date after 
1606, I don't think we can take the prohibition as the last word.

Are there any such scenes in Jonson's plays?

Jack Heller

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