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Much Ado "Picture"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0171  Tuesday, 21 April 2009

From:       Skip Nicholson <
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Date:       Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 10:01:43 -0700
Subject:    Much Ado "Picture"

I'm looking for help with Benedick's last line in Act 2 of Much Ado. 
It's the end of the gulling scenes, he is convinced Beatrice is in love 
with him, and he leaves saying, "I will go get her picture." I can find 
the line glossed nowhere. Schmidt's glossary lists the use of "picture" 
in this line as literal, that Benedick is going to get an image or 
likeness of her. Now, of course, we can arm him with a mobile, and it 
all makes sense. But then?

Thanks for any ideas you might have.

Cheers,
Skip Nicholson
South Pasadena, California

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