The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0171 Tuesday, 21 April 2009
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.
South Pasadena, California
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