Happy Birthday Shakespeare; Rose Theatre
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 115. Tuesday, 23 Apr 1991.
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1991 07:22:43 -0400
From: Stephen Roy Miller
Subject: GREETINGS ON ST GEORGE'S DAY!
23 April 1991
Best wishes for St George's Day 1991. Shakespeare would have been
427. (And died 375 years ago as I calculate.)
Prince Charles was asked to give the Annual Shakespeare lecture in
Stratford this year and complained of the poor level of English education
and lack of knowledge of Shakespeare.
Two years ago, now, things were alive with excitment at the discovery
of the Rose, one of Shakespeare's theatres, and the realisation that enough
survived to provide the feel of a real structure. This 13 May, the Rose
Theatre Trust have announced, will see the public unveiling of the projected
plans for a museum to display the remains (if they are still there). The
office building over the site, Rose Court, is nearing completion. Prince
Charles has not yet pronounced upon its architectural merit as far as I
By the way, RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, "Shakespeare's forgotten
rock-and-roll masterpiece" continues at the Cambridge theatre, to the best
of my knowledge.
King's College London