The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0354 Thursday, 2 July 2009
Date: Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 15:16:25 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Trial Scenes
I am interested in any recent criticism regarding the trial scenes in
Winter's Tale and Henry VIII, and particularly any which focuses on the
fact that these plays will at some point almost certainly have been in
the King's Men's repertory at the same time and may have been perceived
to "speak to" each other.
Also, and on a completely separate point, I wonder if there is any
evidence of "storage" facilities for the theatre companies. Most
scholarship points to fairly cramped quarters backstage at the public
theatres; a glance at Henslowe's diary indicates holdings in props and
costumes that would far exceed what could be stored in even the most
generous of hypothetically projected "tiring houses."
I look forward to any responses.
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