The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.083 Saturday, 3 March 2012
Date: February 27, 2012 4:35:58 PM EST
Subject: Re: SHAKSPER: Cruppers
>>During his stringent and persuasive review of the 1964 Hamlet
>>at Elsinore Charles Weinstein complains about “a crupperful of
>>bad performances.” That’s an interesting figure, but it puzzles
>>me: how do you fill a crupper?
>Perhaps he mistyped the wrong vowel?
Well - a crupper is ideally positioned to catch the horse’s poo. So maybe Weinstein is complaining that the performances are full of sh*t, (Excuse the coyness. I don't know what filters you have.)