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Speak it in Welsh; Wales and the Welsh language in Shakespeare.


Speak it in Welsh; Wales and the Welsh language in Shakespeare.

Lloyd, Megan S.

Lexington Books


209 pages




During Shakespeare's time, the Welsh language was essentially banished, even with Welsh Tudors on the British throne. Lloyd (King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) examines the playwright's treatment of the marginalized language and the people whose status suffered because their English was affected by their Welsh mother tongue. Most of the plays she cites are part of the Henriad cycle, but she also looks at Merry Wives of Windsor, Cymbeline, and others.

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Date:Feb 1, 2008
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