The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1039 Monday, 15 April 2002
Date: Friday, 12 Apr 2002 15:10:43 -0400
Subject: 13.1018 Re: Billy Connolly at The Globe
Comment: Re: SHK 13.1018 Re: Billy Connolly at The Globe
Looking back over the following:
>I don't know the program in which the following was said:
>>He approached in a river-boat, and told us that this was how many of
>the theatre-goers would have arrived.
>There is a fair amount of evidence for it. See, for example, the
>Middleton pamphlet The Ant and the Nightingale. I don't have the passage
>with me, or else I quote it.
I really should have waited to find the material itself. Well, here it
is, from "The Ant and the Nightingale":
Then after dinner he must venture beyond sea, that is, in a choice pain
of nobelmen's oars, to the Bankside, where he must sit out the
breaking-up of a comedy, or the first cut of a tragedy, or rather, if
his humour so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars . . .
Maybe more helpful than my initial response.
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