Hamlet wrote: ↑
July 30th, 2018, 9:46 am
I do have a couple questions of interpretation concerning the long speech in Act Four that begins at 2:34. At one point, Gutenberg has Bobadill saying, "as I have walked alone in divers skirts it'll town, as Turnbull, etc." I believe that "it'll" should be "i'th" as in "in the town." As you probably know, "i'th" is a common contraction of the time, and in this instance, it makes far more sense than "it'll."
Near the end of the same speech, Gutenberg reads, "yet I hold it good polity not to go disarmed." I read "polity" just as it is written, but the more I think of it, I believe the word should be "policy." If you concur then I can redo that sentence.
I agree with "in the streets" it makes more sense. For polity...that word exists too and who knows what meaning shift it may have undergone since Elizabethan times. I would opt for leaving that one as it is written.
Bobadill is such a braggard
And his mass-homicidal speech in Act 4 totally clashes with the whining he delivers in Act 5. Soooo funny.
I can imagine that this is a role everybody would love to play on stage.
Acts 3 and 5
are already PL ok
for Act 4
I found a missing speech though:
> at about 7:20
: missing lines: "Tut! I assure you, no: you shall have there your nobilis, your gentilezza, come in bravely upon your reverse, stand you close, stand you firm, stand you fair, save your retricato with his left leg, come to the assalto with the right, thrust with brave steel, defy your base wood! But wherefore do I awake this remembrance? I was fascinated, by Jupiter; fascinated, but I will be unwitch'd and revenged by law."
Some more bragging for you to do, Brad