The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2226  Monday, 4 December 2000

From:           Tim Richards <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 02 Dec 2000 12:53:49 +1100
Subject: 11.2203 Mary Arden's House
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2203 Mary Arden's House

At 10:29 30-11-00 -0500, David Kathman posted this article:

>Shakespeare tourists view wrong house -- for 200 years

My first reaction to this was bemusement. Why on earth *do* tourists
visit the house where Shakespeare's mother lived as a child? Would you
also make a pilgrimage to Einstein's mum's home, or Picasso's dad's

There's a quasi-religious whiff about all this...

Tim Richards.

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