Political/Players in the New World
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1264 Monday, 1 August 2005
From: Jeremy Fiebig <
Date: Saturday, 30 Jul 2005 09:00:05 -0400
Subject: Political/Players in the New World
I am attempting to determine the extent of the connection between
exploration into the New World (by way of the Virginia Company, the
settlement at Jamestown, etc.) and the world of theatre.
I'm interested in links -- however superficial -- between members of the
Virginia Company, settlers at Jamestown, financiers, etc. and the people
who were involved in finance, patronage, production, etc. of theatre.
Perhaps these links will help us identify the means by which exploration
themes, "New World fever," characterizations of natives, "Virginia,"
etc. may have entered into the theatre from the inside out.
Obviously, certain plays of Shakespeare and others scream for attention
here. Any help you can provide would be most appreciated.
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