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Julius Caesar's Pulpit/Paintings in Stratford
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0677  Wednesday, 10 October 2007

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Date: 		Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 07:51:43 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 	Julius Caesar's Pulpit/Paintings in Stratford

Colleagues:

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?

Thanks,
Jack Heller

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