Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 141. Friday 19 June 1992.
From: 		Luc Borot <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, June 19, 1992, 09:45:00 -0400
Subject: 	Nut cracking
Dear all,
Queries, answers and discussions sometimes have delayed results with
our list, and here is one more example of the time it may take to
answer a colleague's query. On May 25, Pr. Roy Flannagan mentioned a
conversation with Pr. Park Honan, currently writing a new biography
of dear old Bill, and took the opportunity to challenge SHAKSPEReans:
had any Elizabethan play-wright really mentioned "nutcracking" audiences
in his plays? I submitted the question to Montpellier colleagues, and
Pr. Jean-Marie Maguin, also writing a Shakespeare biography, came to
college two days ago with answers ready from the very book whose title had
made the question arise in the first place: W.J. Lawrence, *Those
Nutcracking Elizabethans*, London: The Argonaut Press, 1935, chapter 1.
The plays are the following: Beaumont & Fletcher, *The Scornful Lady*
(speaker: young Loveless); *Wit Without Money* (speaker: Valentine);
Jonson, *The Staple of News* (Court Prologue); Jasper Maynes, *The
City Match* (Prologue); Massinger, *The City Madam* (speaker: Shave'em);
Corye, *The Generous Enemies* (Restoration play, Prologue). Lawrence
provides Act, Scene, line references. These nuts you'll have to crack!
One more information for the colleague who was in search of gardens:
The full address of the Jardin Shakespeare:
       Le Jardin Shakespeare de Paris
       Le Pre Catelan
       75016 PARIS
		Luc Borot and the Montpellier Elizabethan Centre

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