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Re: Halloween at Elsinore?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1889  Friday, 27 July 2001

[1]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Thursday, 26 Jul 2001 13:52:28 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1870 Re: Halloween at Elsinore?

[2]     From:   John Velz <
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        Date:   Friday, 27 Jul 2001 00:35:59 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 12: 1871 Elsinore


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From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Thursday, 26 Jul 2001 13:52:28 -0500
Subject: 12.1870 Re: Halloween at Elsinore?
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1870 Re: Halloween at Elsinore?

Re: Elsinore Castle

Surely there's been a castle or fort of some kind at the site of
Elsinore since the Danes have been capable of building such. It sits
right at the top of the Oresund and would be very strategic.

Anybody have some archeological information on Elsinore? No puns on
digging it, please.

don

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From:           John Velz <
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Date:           Friday, 27 Jul 2001 00:35:59 -0500
Subject: 1871 Elsinore
Comment:        SHK 12: 1871 Elsinore

Andy White's remarks about unlocated spaces in the Castle made me smile
at myself for prowling about the Castle in 1985 when on a summer day my
children then pre-teen and teen were more interested in the ice cream
vendor they had spotted at the outer gates.  I was having a director's
and a designer's daydream all at once.  I put the play into the Castle
room by room.  This room for Gertrude's closet, this chapel for Claudius
at prayer, this large reception room for 1.2 and so on.  Wasted effort
when the platea concept is applicable.  But it was fun for me if not for
my children, and curiously enough I remember it all pretty well some 16
yrs later.  The Fall 2000 (?) issue of SNL is devoted to *Hamlet* and
has an account of the Castle with pictures for one of its articles.

Cheers for castle-hopping,
John

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