Q: Shakespeare "is full of quotations"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 20 17:01:55 UTC 2009

At 9:10 AM +0100 5/20/09, Michael Quinion wrote:
>  > Another Victorian reaction to seeing "Hamlet":
>>  "How very unlike the home life of our own dear Queen."
>Surely some mistake. The conventional story has a woman commenting to a
>friend on Sarah Bernhart's performance in Antony and Cleopatra in 1899.
Well, Victoria did reign for a very long time and had ample
opportunity to demonstrate her eminent dissimilarity to many
Shakespearean queens.


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