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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1594  Friday, 5 July 2002

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Date:           Thursday, 4 Jul 2002 10:15:42 -0400
Subject:        Theater Shakespeare in L.A.

Los Angles Times
Thursday, July 4, 2002

As They Liked It
The first Shakespeare fans saw his works outdoors. Now's your chance to
see them as intended.

By HILLARY JOHNSON, Special to The Times
Shakespeare Festivals in the Summertime

Four hundred years ago, they were called "groundlings": those who paid a
penny to sit or stand on the bare patch of ground around the stage in
open-air theaters like the Globe, where William Shakespeare's works were
first performed. The groundlings cheered and jeered, throwing fruit when
displeased and hooting at every risqu


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