The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1844 Wednesday, 9 November 2005
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.
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