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Shakespeare's Bastards, Frauds & Tellers of the Truth by Hannah Tompkins

BASTARDS, FRAUDS AND TELLERS OF THE TRUTH
Illustrated Profiles of Shakespearean Characters
by
Hannah Tompkins

BASTARDS
In order of their creation

   
Philip Faulconbridge
Don John
Thersites
Edmund
   
in King John
in Much Ado About Nothing
in Troilus & Cressida
in King Lear
Written in
1596
1599
1602
1606
Shak.Age
32
35
38
42
 

Definition:
Born out of wedlock; illegitimate; natural child; misbegotten; base-born; whore's bird; Bend or Bar- Sinister*.

* Informal expression for a bar or band on heraldic coat of arms, from upper right to lower left (as seen by viewer) to indicate bastardy in a family line.


Copyright © 1982 Hannah Tompkins. All rights reserved.

 

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