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15 Nov 2017, 4:42 pm

Angelica (Juliet's nurse from Romeo & Juliet)



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15 Nov 2017, 5:04 pm

Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing)


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15 Nov 2017, 5:24 pm

Claudius (Hamlet)

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Cardenio (the lost play)



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15 Nov 2017, 8:50 pm

Desdemona, the love of Othello's life, who he murders, from the play, Othello.


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15 Nov 2017, 9:08 pm

Edgar (King Lear)


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16 Nov 2017, 5:03 am

Feste, from The Twelfth Night.



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16 Nov 2017, 6:46 pm

Gloster, which Richard III had been Duke of, before becoming king, in Richard III.


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16 Nov 2017, 7:46 pm

Hecate (Macbeth)


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16 Nov 2017, 8:12 pm

Iago, the greatest of all Shakespearean villains, who manipulates those around him who believe him to be their friend, to ultimately driving Othello to murder his beloved wife, Desdemona, by filling him with jealousy and delusions of infidelity, in the play, Othello.


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16 Nov 2017, 9:07 pm

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16 Nov 2017, 9:53 pm

Katharina, the shrew, from The Taming Of The Shrew.


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17 Nov 2017, 5:17 am

Law. As in some great parts of Henry VI Part II, among other plays:

Quote:
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
(the butcher)

Quote:
Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment? That parchment, being scribbled o’er, should undo a man?
(Cade)

And the fact that what little we have of Shakespeare's direct speech is from his being a witness in small court cases.



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17 Nov 2017, 5:31 am

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17 Nov 2017, 5:31 am

Montague

As in "the Capulets and the Montagues" (the two feuding families that Romeo and Juliet belong to). Romeo was a Montague.

Just now learned from Wiki that "Montagues and Capulets" is also the title of a movement in a 1935 ballet depicting the Romeo and Juliet story by Prokofiev.

And further that the piece has been used by rock bands as "walk in music", and that it has been sampled by a "Tribe Called Quest".



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17 Nov 2017, 5:48 am

naturalplastic wrote:
Montague

As in "the Capulets and the Montagues" (the two feuding families that Romeo and Juliet belong to). Romeo was a Montague.

Just now learned from Wiki that "Montagues and Capulets" is also the title of a movement in a 1935 ballet depicting the Romeo and Juliet story by Prokofiev.

And further that the piece has been used by rock bands as "walk in music", and that it has been sampled by a "Tribe Called Quest".


Nice!

I'll add the French essayist, Montaigne, whom Shakespeare seems to absorb and comment on in Hamlet and The Tempest (and other plays?).

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