The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2837  Thursday, 13 December 2001

From:           David Bishop <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 12 Dec 2001 15:57:11 -0500
Subject: 12.2826 Re: Pronouncing Petruchio
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2826 Re: Pronouncing Petruchio

Though nothing in the meter can decide for CH instead of K--as the meter
does decide Perdita--it seems to me that the good arguments made on this
thread show pretty clearly that Shakespeare probably intended CH. Right
now this is the choice of a minority. The likeliest reasons I can find
to explain this are 1) the relative foreignness of CH in British and
American mouths, and 2) the more comic sound of CH. K gives Petruchio,
to my ear, more strength, more manly dignity. He 

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