365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

340. Wooed/won?

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Adam is looking over his lines – he is playing Demetrius in Titus Andronicus for Henley Street’s bootleg production – and noticed something interesting:

DEMETRIUS: She is a woman, therefore may be wooed:
She is a woman, therefore may be won:
She is Lavinia, therefore must be loved.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? Check out a line from Richard III:

RICHARD III: Was ever woman in this humour woo’d?
Was ever woman in this humour won?
I’ll have her; but I will not keep her long.

Spooky.

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Written by Caroline Mincks

September 6, 2010 at 10:18 PM

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  1. Sounds even more familiar if you know Henry VI, Part 1.

    Suffolk: She’s beautiful, and therefore to be woo’d;
    She is a woman, therefore to be won. (5.3)

    Just found this blog. Cool stuff!

    Emily

    October 7, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    • Very true, and a very good point! It’s definitely a recurring theme.

      Caroline Mincks

      October 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM


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