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Re: Billy Connolly at The Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1039  Monday, 15 April 2002

From:           Jack Heller <
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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.

Jack Heller

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