Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Digging Up The Curtain Theatre

I know I'm a bit behind on some stories.  Bear with me while I play catch-up?  You're the best.

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of the Bard's old stomping grounds — ruins of a famous 16th-century theater, buried below the streets of modern London. Known in its heyday as the Curtain Theatre, it's often been eclipsed by its more famous younger sibling, the Globe.
I saw a whole bunch of links about this one but I'm going to go with the NPR story because you can get the story in whatever way work best for you - audio or transcript, with lots of pictures.

On the one hand I agree that it is cool to have this piece of history.  But I just have to admit, archaeology is not my thing.  They mention "one of the nicest things they found" was a bit of a pot being used as a mousetrap.


Umm.....oh.  Yay?  I guess if you can't draw a straight line between a thing and Shakespeare (and his works), it's just not my cup of tea.  Your mileage may vary.

1 comment:

Sean O'Sullivan said...

I know what you mean about
archaeology...but I suppose it's
about the connections you make
between mundane objects and the
people/situations associated
with them.
Picture this..Shakespeare is
working on Hamlet in his digs..
what to call the play within a
play?...out of the corner of his
eye he spots a mouse making
off with a morsel dropped on
the floor from a hurried
breakfast.."Hmmm..I'll use a
pot, like at The Curtain, to
make a...mousetrap!"