Interested in Roman theatre and its influence over English Renaissance theatre? Fascinated by the Shakespeare Authorship Question and intrigued with the foremost claimant, Edward Oxenford ( aka De Vere)? What possibilities emerge in attempting to unravel the influence of the Roman stage over the Elizabethan one when accepting the Earl of Oxford ( aka Oxenford, aka De Vere) as Shakespeare?
A new conversation in the making at Politicworm with Stephanie Hopkins Hughes, a towering Oxfordian. Please consider.
Taking a break from my normal writing schedule, I just got a book from the library on a subject that I need to know more about, the Roman Stage. It’s called The Roman Theatre and its Audience, by Richard C. Beacham. Published in 1992 by Harvard U Press, it’s available from Amazon in paperback for $21, but doubtless is also freely available through local libraries (Interlibrary loan) in the original hardback edition. Written in a comfortable and accessible style by an expert in the field of theater design, Beacham can help answer questions about Oxford’s knowledge of the Roman Stage and its playwrights.
If three or more of you are interested, perhaps we could have a sort of online reading group. We could set a deadline for finishing the book, and then begin a series of discussions here––much like the comments that follow one of my blogs, only this time…
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