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Shakespeare and Chess Again Shakespeare and Chess Again

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For the last three centuries, Shakespeare’s plays have been continuously glossed, commented on and annotated. However, there still remain quite a few obscure passages and complex words which continue to puzzle and cause debate as to their precise meanings. One such word is pawn, glossed as a pun in some editions of King Lear, and passed over in silence in other plays where it appears in similar contexts.  This essay proposes an alternative reading of the word in King Lear, King John and The Winter’s Tale. The hypothesis put forward is that Shakespeare was indeed hinting at the various senses of this word and exploiting its punning potential in these three plays. This suggestion is supported by a series of examples of similar rhetorical exploitation of this polysemic word as found in several contemporary authors. These examples will demonstrate that the various senses of the word were indeed very much alive in Elizabethan England –and quite probably in Shakespeare’s mind. 

Sergeant Shakespeare Sergeant Shakespeare

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Date added: 04/14/2011
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Would You Believe..."Sergeant Shakespeare"? by Joe Conlon

Role of the Clown Role of the Clown

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Lori M Culwell:  "The Role of the Clown in Shakespeare's Theatre"

Reformating Hamlet Reformating Hamlet

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Hardy Cook's Refornating HAMLET

QUEEN OF THE FIRST QUARTO QUEEN OF THE FIRST QUARTO

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QUEEN OF THE FIRST QUARTO

Public Privates Public Privates

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Public Privates by Al Cacicedo

Public Domain Shakespeares Public Domain Shakespeares

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Ian Lancashire's MLA paper.

Prudence and Kinship of Prince Hal Prudence and Kinship of Prince Hal

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Prudence and Kinship of Prince Hal

Politics of an Academic Discussion Group Politics of an Academic Discussion Group

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Hardy Cook"s The Politics of an Academic Discussion Group

Pleasures of Textual Pleasures of Textual

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Pleasures of Textual

Petrarch and Pyramus in the Woods of Athens Petrarch and Pyramus in the Woods of Athens

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Petrarch and Pyramus in the Woods of Athens

Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds

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JC Markel's essay Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds

Of every nation a traveler Of every nation a traveler

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'Of every nation a traveler': Geographical and Spatial Imagination in Pericles by Monica Matei Chesnoiu

New-Minting Shakespeare New-Minting Shakespeare

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New-Minting Shakespeare

Nashe, Southampton and Shakespeare’s Sonnets Nashe, Southampton and Shakespeare’s Sonnets

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Date added: 05/13/2011
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Synopsis: In this paper I bring together an array of evidence, much of it new, to show that the satirical author, Thomas Nashe, had a much closer and more vitriolic relationship with Henry Wriothesley and, by extension, William Shakespeare than has previously been realized. The discovery sheds more light on the relationship of the third earl of Southampton with Shakespeare and strengthens the probability of a significant element of biography within Shakespeare's Sonnets.

 

Material Text Material Text

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Date added: 04/14/2011
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Hardy Cook's Valuing the Material Text

Loose Ends and Inconsistencies Q1 Hamlet Loose Ends and Inconsistencies Q1 Hamlet

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Loose Ends and Inconsistencies in the First Quarto of Shakespeare's Hamlet?

Literary Computing and Shakespeare's Sonnets Literary Computing and Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Literary Computing and Shakespeare's Sonnets

LIFELONG LEARNING VIA DIFFERENT RECEPTIVE CHANNELS 3 LIFELONG LEARNING VIA DIFFERENT RECEPTIVE CHANNELS 3

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LIFELONG LEARNING VIA DIFFERENT RECEPTIVE CHANNELS 3

LIFELONG LEARNING VIA DIFFERENT RECEPTIVE CHANNELS 2 LIFELONG LEARNING VIA DIFFERENT RECEPTIVE CHANNELS 2

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LIFELONG LEARNING VIA DIFFERENT RECEPTIVE CHANNELS 2

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