The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0677 Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Date: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 07:51:43 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Julius Caesar's Pulpit/Paintings in Stratford
Both of these questions arise from my reading of James Shapiro's A Year
in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599.
First, would anyone know what would have been used to represent a pulpit
on the stage during the earliest performances of JULIUS CAESAR? Does
Thomas Platter, the Swiss man who saw the play in 1599, say anything
about the pulpit?
Second, is there a catalogue of church and chapel paintings of the 16th
century in Stratford? I know that many of these were painted over or
whitewashed in Shakespeare's lifetime, but I understand that in the
nineteenth century, some restoration work had been attempted to recover
the art. What is known of the art in Stratford in that century?
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