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February 24, 2005


James Hamilton

In his last days, Reginald Maudling's (disgusting) drink of choice was dubonnet and gin.
I wonder what the German translator made of "red-eye"?

Mick H

Schnapps, maybe? "Ein Schnapps! Schnell!"


As a French person brought up in an Anglo culture, who came to Shakespeare only through high school, and a brilliant teacher--leading to a life-long love affair with his work--I have always been disappointed by the poverty of most French translations of Shakespeare, esp as compared with say the German or Italian or Russian ones, all of which are apparently terrific. I did think it was to do with that basic resistance--and this sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading!

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