The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0915 Monday, 31 May 1999.
Date: Friday, 28 May 1999 10:18:56 -0400
Subject: Richard II Pronunciation Question
I am preparing some material from Richard II, and in looking at Act 3,
Scene 2, King Richard returns to England and mentions a castle. While I
have seen the castle name as Harlech or Harlechly, most editions,
including the folio, I have referenced, refer to the castle as
Barkloughly. Seems at least one editor can not content himself with not
being able to find Barkloughly on the map! But I digress.
Based on "lough" being an English-Irish form of the Scottish "loch" (as
in body of water), I am pronouncing this name as
What thinkest thou? Any other interpretations? The full line is...
"Barkloughly castle call you this at hand?"
Generally speaking I love this play by the way...it doesn't seem to be
performed often though.
I thank thee!
Tal Carawan, Jr.