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Clocks and Bells
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1765  Tuesday, 18 October 2005

From: 		John Briggs <
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Date: 		Monday, 17 Oct 2005 16:25:26 +0100
Subject: 16.1756 Clocks and Bells
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1756 Clocks and Bells

Ben Alexander wrote:

 >There were other church bells close to the arenas where the
 >plays were performed, in particular Westminster Hall.

I am not aware of anyone suggesting that Westminster Hall was ever used 
for the production of plays.  In any case, the residential apartments of 
the Palace of Westminster were destroyed by fire in 1512 and it ceased 
to be a royal residence.  Hence, of course, Henry VIII's eagerness to 
take over Wolsey's Whitehall Palace.

John Briggs

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