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Re: "Houses"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1344  Friday, 30 July 1999.

From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Thursday, 29 Jul 1999 12:28:33 +0100
Subject:        Re: "Houses"?

John Savage asks for views on "houses":

>[What about] Platter's note about an actor going into a
>tent onstage?

It's a small point, but I have a piece coming out in Notes&Queries on
this. The gist is that we can rely on Platter referring to the physical
reality of the playhouse, not the imagined location of the scene (in
other cases we can't be sure about that). Also, it was quite likely the
Boar's Head, not the Curtain, he went to. I'd be happy to elaborate off

Gabriel Egan

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