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Shakespeare in French.
Posted by: Linda (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 20, 2006 11:46AM

The epigraph, "Que devient la blancheur quand la neige a fondu?" (what becomes of whiteness when the snow melts), is allegedly a French version of a Shakespeare quote, used in Florian Zeller's novel Neiges Artificielles.

A friend wants to know what the Shakespeare original source is because she can't place it at all. She has found that the quote is widely known in French.


Re: Shakespeare in French.
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 20, 2006 01:17PM

You might check these references, all quotations including the word: "snow"

[www.opensourceshakespeare.com] />

Les

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/20/2006 01:28PM by lg.


Re: Shakespeare in French.
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 20, 2006 01:31PM

Certainly a good question! Google gets several hits, but all regarding same quote from Zeller. The two Shakespeare search engines I checked returned lots of hits for 'snow' and 'white(ness)', but nothing compelling.

[www.google.com] />
[www.it.usyd.edu.au] />
[www.rhymezone.com]


Re: Shakespeare in French.
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 20, 2006 02:07PM

"Where does the white go when the snow melts?" is all over the place, mostly as a grade-school science question




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