Anyways, rant that could possibly draw ire from Prof. Burton and his love of English over. I found the way the women were portrayed to be quite fascinating, especially in light of the time period. The Princess and her friends deceive Ferdinand and his friends, who have disguised themselves as Russian dignitaries in an attempt to get close to the Princess and her retainers. (On a side note, this is the second time I've seen Shakespeare mention Russia-the first mention is in The Winter's Tale- which had only become a major state in 1547. He might simply be using it to represent foreignness, as Russia was the farthest country away that could still really be considered European).
|We are not amused.|