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Q: The Curtain
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1735  Wednesday, 13 October 1999.

From:           Laurence R. Baker <
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Date:           Tue, 12 Oct 1999 15:50:19 -0500
Subject:        The Curtain

When discussing some background material on the theater of Shakespeare's
time with tenth graders today, I was asked a question that stumped me.
If the projecting stage of the Globe and other theaters of Shakespeare's
time were curtainless, why was a contemporary theater named "the
Curtain"?  How were curtains associated with stagecraft in the popular
mind?  Thanks for any light you can shed on this matter.

Larry Baker
 

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