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2012-06-07 09:59:43 PM
A curtain, by any other name, wouldn't be so easy to tear down.
 
2012-06-07 10:54:07 PM
"Son, one day all this will be yours."
 
2012-06-07 10:59:02 PM
You misspelled Edward de Vere, subby.

/bored
 
2012-06-07 11:11:00 PM
What makes them think that it's shakespeare's theater and not some other old building?
 
2012-06-07 11:11:35 PM
All the world's a stage
 
2012-06-07 11:12:04 PM
Archaeologists were disappointed that the color scheme of theatre could not be conclusively matched to the other popular venue of the same era, The Drapes, due to the latter's early adoption of hardwood flooring.
 
2012-06-07 11:12:09 PM
I imagine it turned into a pub after somebody started charging the actors for all the booze they were drinking and the owners never looked back.
 
2012-06-07 11:12:22 PM
Is that where they played when Pete Best was still in the band?
 
2012-06-07 11:22:47 PM
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2012-06-07 11:22:49 PM

tillerman35: Archaeologists were disappointed that the color scheme of theatre could not be conclusively matched to the other popular venue of the same era, The Drapes, due to the latter's early adoption of hardwood flooring.


Bravo sir.
 
2012-06-07 11:24:36 PM
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2012-06-07 11:38:41 PM
Meanwhile, the owner of the pub probably just lost his business as the whole area will be declared an historical site.
 
2012-06-08 12:45:14 AM

MisterLoki: You misspelled Edward de Vere, subby.


You misspelled Francis Bcaon (no, not that one).

Cheesehead_Dave: Meanwhile, the owner of the pub probably just lost his business as the whole area will be declared an historical site.


...or, he'll be able to show off the remains is his basement and his business will increase tenfold for the connection to The Bard.
 
2012-06-08 01:02:33 AM
So how many content faces do they get now?
 
2012-06-08 05:09:41 AM

tillerman35: Archaeologists were disappointed that the color scheme of theatre could not be conclusively matched to the other popular venue of the same era, The Drapes, due to the latter's early adoption of hardwood flooring.


THAT, my dear sir, was wonderful!
 
2012-06-08 06:47:04 AM
Dromgool?



What kind of name is that?
 
2012-06-08 08:11:46 AM

tillerman35: Archaeologists were disappointed that the color scheme of theatre could not be conclusively matched to the other popular venue of the same era, The Drapes, due to the latter's early adoption of hardwood flooring.


You wax poetic!
 
2012-06-08 08:29:36 AM
Miserable piles of Victorisn and Empire?
Some historian he is. Jeeze.
 
2012-06-08 08:41:04 AM
Shakespeare's first theater, The Curtain, discovered under London pub

...Along with most of the actors, who were still trying to talk the bartender into "just one more round" after closing.
 
2012-06-08 08:41:26 AM
I love the fact that we are excavating London, and slowly clearing away the miserable piles of Victoriana and Empire

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yeah...piles...
 
2012-06-08 08:53:40 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: I love the fact that we are excavating London, and slowly clearing away the miserable piles of Victoriana and Empire





yeah...piles...


Except one day we will look back and regret clearing away our recent history, when historians want to study the Victoriana and empire years.

The same as we do to every damn thing.
 
2012-06-08 08:55:27 AM

Shirley Ujest: Dromgool?



What kind of name is that?


Kill him.
 
2012-06-08 09:16:12 AM
Alas, we yearn for the auld days of yesteryear.

When botulism was a sauce...
 
2012-06-08 09:16:21 AM
"How long is the excavation going to take?"

"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow."
 
2012-06-08 09:36:27 AM

Shirley Ujest: Dromgool?

What kind of name is that?


Irish. And there's an e on the end.

/answers that question a lot.
 
2012-06-08 12:18:48 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: I love the fact that we are excavating London, and slowly clearing away the miserable piles of Victoriana and Empire

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x412]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x486]

yeah...piles...


Well, the Crystal Palace is long gone, and the Albert Hall had shockingly bad acoustics from the time it opened until they "fixed" it in 1969.

/Generally a fan of Victorian architecture
//Just don't think those are the best examples.
 
2012-06-08 02:32:55 PM
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wanted for questioning.

/link at Martha Jones hotness levels.
 
2012-06-08 10:27:06 PM

Mole Man: [farm1.static.flickr.com image 500x288]

wanted for questioning.

/link at Martha Jones hotness levels.


Expelliarmus! Thank you, JK!

/not a fan of Martha as Companion, but she had some my the coolest episodes.
 
2012-06-09 01:38:36 AM
The Curtain was not Shakespeare's first theatre. After they got kicked out of the Theatre (The Theatre Theatre?), The Curtain was the Lord Chamberlain's Men's temporary home while the Globe was being built. So it is at best the bard's second theatre.

After Shakespeare's troupe moved to the Globe, the Curtain was reduced to showing 24-hours of badly dubbed kung fu demonstrations and Filipino women-in-prison plays by John Webster and Thomas Middleton. The spectacle of young boys playing female inmates being brutalized by lesbian wardens (themselves portrayed by slightly older boys) scandalized the authorities and led to the closing of the theatres by the Puritans soon afterwards.
 
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