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Railed Stage
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1844  Wednesday, 9 November 2005

From: 		Gabriel Egan <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 8 Nov 2005 17:50:49 -0000
Subject: 16.1833 Railed Stage
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1833 Railed Stage

Bill Lloyd wrote

 >. . . the Messalina vignette may be based on the Roxana
 >vignette and so  may not provide independent evidence.

Both pictures are derivative of other works and should be regarded as 
very weak evidence for anything about early theatre. So says John H 
Astington in "The origins of the Roxana and Messalina illustrations" 
Shakespeare Survey 43 (1990) pages 149-169.

Gabriel Egan

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