Rushes on the Elizabethan Stage
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0287 Friday, 7 April 2006
From: Mary Coy <
Date: Wednesday, 05 Apr 2006 14:30:45 -0400
Subject: Rushes on the Elizabethan Stage
Is there any evidence of rushes being used as a floor covering on the
It seems very impractical.
Jean Howard on page 1194 in the Norton edition glosses "rushes" to
indicate that they did use them but I cannot find any evidence.
Because of the Globe's difficulty with them on the stage in the 1998
HENRY V I'm guessing that the only place they may have been in the
theater was on the gallery and pit floors.
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