[MR] History Blog & BBC: The Stage Shakespeare Trod?

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 03:20:55 PDT 2023

Noble friends,

Today the History Blog is reporting on the discovery of boards from a stage
Shakespeare himself *might* have trod.

During renovations at St. George's Guildhall in King's Lynn, Norfolk, what
may be an original stage was discovered beneath later construction. The
Guildhall was used as a theatre during a London plague outbreak during
1593. The Earl of Pembroke's Men, Shakespeare's theatre company, played in
the Guildhall at that time.

Wood from the stage has been dated to the 15th century, and is held
together with wooden pegs, rather than nails.

The History Blog story is at https://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/68474 .

The BBC version is at https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-67007980 .

Now if only we could find Shakespeare's missing skull!

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆
Continuing a crusade to keep Merry Rose relevant and in business.

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