The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0394 Thursday, 23 July 2009
Date: Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 13:50:59 -0700
Subject: WS View of Vienna for M4M
My wife has just completed costuming a new production of _Measure for
Measure_ for the reinvigorated Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. While
reading the play, I found myself wondering what moved the playwright to
locate the action in Vienna. The play doesn't appear to have any
location-specific details. To me, it amounts to Elizabethan London.
I wonder what was the Elizabethan concept of this distant Catholic city
at the edge of the Ottoman Empire? Or did W.S. use it because it was
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