The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0420 Sunday, 2 August 2009
Date: Sunday, 2 Aug 2009 10:03:56 -0400
Subject: Multilingual Puns in Shakespeare
Back in my undergraduate days, I tried to take Latin for a few semesters
as a way of deepening my Shakespeare studies. I was no good at it, of
course, but I got through enough of the introductory course to learn
that "mater" meant "mother" and subsequently inferred that the line "Now
mother, what's the matter" in 3.4 might also function as a pun.
As somebody with small Latin and no Greek and very little education in
other languages, I assume that I am missing other, similar bits of
multilinguistic play and figured that I might ask the board: does
anybody know of any good resources for the above?
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>
DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.