The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0279  Saturday, 8 June 2013

From:        John Drakakis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 8, 2013 6:47:58 AM EDT

Subject:     RE: SHAKSPER: Away


Alan Dessen’s speculations on ‘silence’ are fascinating.  I wonder what he would make of the difference between the Quarto and Folio readings of Much Ado Act 5.497: “Peace I will stop your mouth” especially if the figure of Leonato’s wife ‘Innogen’ (excised completely from edited texts by traditional and feminist editors alike) were to be silently present on stage, but whose ‘silence’ in itself speaks?



John Drakakis


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