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Re: Illumination
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0021  Saturday, 5 January 2002

[1]     From:   Thomas Larque <
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        Date:   Friday, 4 Jan 2002 16:50:13 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0010 Re: Illumination

[2]     From:   Alan Dessen <
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        Date:   Friday, 4 Jan 2002 14:38:36 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0010 Re: Illumination

[3]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Saturday, 5 Jan 2002 10:52:11 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0010 Re: Illumination


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Date:           Friday, 4 Jan 2002 16:50:13 -0000
Subject: 13.0010 Re: Illumination
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0010 Re: Illumination

> Andrew Gurr, in his essay 'The Tempest's Tempest at Blackfriars',
> Shakespeare Survey, 41 (1989) p. 93 notes that 'fireworks or rosin for
> lightning flashes were available at the amphitheatres but unpopular at
> the halls because of the stink'.  He also points to an unusual feature
> of the opening SD in that play: 'a noise of thunder and lightning
> heard', in that it specifically rules out any 'flashes'.

Alan Dessen and Leslie Thomson

 

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