ToddHW wrote: ↑
July 15th, 2020, 11:44 am
In Act 1, there are two blank underlines that are footnoted as perhaps being impolite words methinks. I suggest "BLANK!" as appropriate at 0:43 and 1:31.
well no actually, I think that was a misunderstanding. If you check out in detail, the number for the footnote always is in FRONT of
the text that is being explained at the bottom of the page. So the note "a tragical exclamation" references the last part
of the line "Oh ! Ye gods !" which is a common device to convey tragical outbursts (this was all a parody of course). The same goes for "Be still my soul" which is "a tragical phrase much in use". I think the long dash in the beginning is not meant to mean anything, it's only to fill up the line
, because the line above is only a half-verse and the Queen is finishing that verse with another half-line. This is a common way of doing it it poetry, so the rythm and length of the verse stays the same.
That's why I decided not to say anything, because I really think it was meant that way. But maybe you can convince me otherwise...