Is anybody following the Dig For Shakespeare project? I mean, I want to be excited, and maybe I’m just too early, but so far I see references but not much of anything else. People are more excited about the NotCardenio.
For those who haven’t heard about the project, it’s an archaeological dig around New Place, Shakespeare’s final home. They’re even selling tickets, which I think is a wonderful idea and I hope I’ve got some Stratford geeks who plan on going to have a look.
But … that’s it? The dig supposedly begins March 26 – two days from now – and the web site still just says “Full Site Coming Soon.” Worse, they type worse that I do. One sentence reads “mark a key milestone in the understanding of how the Stratford-upon-Avon” (whut?) while right below that on the next line, archaeological is spelled wrong.
I hope they really do start on a Friday, because if it ends up as primarily a weekend thing I’m typically not behind the computer enough to stay on top of any news.