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Qs: Elizabethan Currency: UK in June; Bird(s)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0437.  Wednesday, 9 April 1997.

[1]     From:   Scott Crozier <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 9 Apr 1997 11:56:42 +1100
        Subj:   Elizabethan Currency

[2]     From:   Robert F. O'Connor <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 9 Apr 1997 16:26:58 +1000
        Subj:   Major Expotitions

[3]     From:   Thomas Berger <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 09 Apr 1997 10:37:23 EST
        Subj:   Giving us the bird(s)


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From:           Scott Crozier <
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Date:           Wednesday, 9 Apr 1997 11:56:42 +1100
Subject:        Elizabethan Currency

Can anyone help?  I've misplaced my trusty conversion chart in a recent
house move (I hate having to pack books!) which gave a comparative break
down of currency values.  I need to inform students of the economic cost
of going to the theatre etc in Shakepseare's day.  Can anybody remind me
where I may find the information?

Regards,
Scott Crozier

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From:           Robert F. O'Connor <
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Date:           Wednesday, 9 Apr 1997 16:26:58 +1000
Subject:        Major Expotitions

Greetings all.

Much to my surprise I have today discovered that I'm off to the UK in
June.  First time out of Australia in a LONG time!

To make it worth my while I'm hoping to line up a few serious-type
diversions while there, so if anyone in that part of the world knows of,
or is involved in, any conferences etc on matters Elizabethan during
July or August, could they please let me know about them (directly,
rather than through the group).  Ditto for theatre, major events,
whatever.

Meanwhile I have to get a passport, visas, money etc etc etc

Ta in advance

Rob O'Connor

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From:           Thomas Berger <
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Date:           Wednesday, 09 Apr 1997 10:37:23 EST
Subject:        Giving us the bird(s)

I have a colleague in biology who is interested in "introduced species,"
and I told her about some enthusiast who thought it America's best
interests to have every bird mentioned in Shakespeare flying from sea to
shining sea.  This he introduced, so I recall, every bird in Sh. that
was not already resident in America.  Thus he introduced, as I recall,
the starling, that bird that loves to nest/mate/fly into jet engines,
causing no end of trouble to engine, pilots, crew, passengers, and other
starlings.

Can someone confirm this or something remotely like it?

Thanks,
Tom Berger
 

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