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Hamlet's Feminine Endings
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0282  Monday, 12 July 2010

[1]  From:      Peter Groves <
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     Date:      July 12, 2010 3:56:58 AM EDT
     Subj:      Re: SHK 21.0275  Hamlet's Feminine Endings 

[2]  From:      Peter Groves <
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     Date:      July 12, 2010 3:56:58 AM EDT
     Subj:      Re: SHK 21.0275  Hamlet's Feminine Endings 


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From:         Peter Groves <
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Date:         July 12, 2010 3:56:58 AM EDT
Subject: 21.0275  Hamlet's Feminine Endings
Comment:      Re: SHK 21.0275  Hamlet's Feminine Endings

Very heavy use of feminine endings is, of course, a trademark of Fletcher, 
Shakespeare's collaborator in <Henry VIII>. 

Peter Groves

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From:         Phyllis Gorfain <
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Date:         July 12, 2010 9:58:44 AM EDT
Subject: 21.0275  Hamlet's Feminine Endings
Comment:      Re: SHK 21.0275  Hamlet's Feminine Endings

On July 10, Syd Kasten wrote: 

>Shakespeare may have played with rhythms and usage in the 
>lines of identifiable sub-populations, but I can't think of 
>him using gross imitations of dialects.


I wonder, Syd, what you make of the "dialects" (Irish, Scots, Welsh) in Henry V 
for the comic characters Captain MacMorris (Irish), Captain Jamy (Scots), and 
Captain Fluellen (Welsh)? Would you not class those as "gross" imitations? What 
are you thinking of, by that term?

Thanks for clarification!

Phyllis Gorfain


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