Tuesday, April 20, 2004

And why not?

"As critics and playwrights [in the 17th century] observed, while Shakespeare's characters were natural, the words they spoke seemingly were not. In reality, people in the midst of passion, whether love, anger or joy, did not speak in strings of meaphors or explain their feelings by means of elaborate puns."

Jean Marsden in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage, p22