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Thunder
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1473  Friday, 23 July 2004

[1]     From:   David Nicol <
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        Date:   Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 13:07:01 +0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1466 Thunder

[2]     From:   Bruce W. Richman <
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        Date:   Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 08:46:54 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1461 Thunder


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From:           David Nicol <
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Date:           Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 13:07:01 +0000
Subject: 15.1466 Thunder
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1466 Thunder

This is slightly out of our period, but in the baroque theatre at Cesky
Krumlov, thunder is produced by a sort of wheelbarrow with a knobbly
wheel. It sounds surprisingly realistic from below.

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From:           Bruce W. Richman <
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Date:           Thursday, 22 Jul 2004 08:46:54 -0500
Subject: 15.1461 Thunder
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1461 Thunder

The cannon-ball-down-the-trough citations are surely correct, and
represent some admirable scholarship by those who provided them. I have
read, but as an apparently poorer scholar cannot provide a citation,
that thunder was also simulated in the theater by grasping a thin sheet
of tin at one end and snapping the wrist to create a ripple through the
sheet that counterfeited the sound of thunder quite well.

Bruce W. Richman
Department of Psychiatry
University of Missouri
School of Medicine

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