2006

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0364  Thursday, 27 April 2006

From: 		Elliott Stone <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 26 Apr 2006 16:43:34 -0400
Subject: 17.0323 Rushes on the Elizabethan Stage
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0323 Rushes on the Elizabethan Stage

Now that we have the rushes all straightened out perhaps we can move on 
to the "Green Room". Why is the room backstage where the actors hang out 
called the "Green Room"?

I know that we are told that it was painted green. Why, however, was it 
painted green? Did a Mr. Green sponsor the actors? Was the Lord 
Chamberlain enchanted by the color green? Is there a room in France or 
Italy used by the actors that is called the "Green Room" or is this just 
an English tradition?

Best,
Elliott H. Stone

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