2002

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1048  Tuesday, 16 April 2002

From:           Martin Steward <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 15 Apr 2002 17:58:14 +0100
Subject: Billy Connolly at The Globe
Comment:        SHK 13.1039 Billy Connolly at The Globe

Middleton significantly refers to the river-boat as "a choice pain of
noblemen's oars". I assume that relatively few of the Globe customers
were noblemen; and hence my objection to Billy Connolly's statement that
"this was how many of the theatre-goers would have arrived". I didn't
mean to suggest that NONE of them arrived in this fashion, which would
have been presumptuous. Connolly's statement seemed to me akin to saying
that "many of the opera-goers at Covent Garden arrive in stretch limos".
Untrue, although I have seen it happen more than once.

m [who traverses the city in tube or on bike]

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