365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

120. Hmmm, do we want Twizzlers? Popcorn? How about oysters?

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Nowadays, while it’s usually bad form to eat during live theatre, plenty of venues allow for a little snacking during the show. Most offer choices of soft drinks and a few candies, similar to when we go to the theatre. But imagine going to a theatre where blackberry pies were the norm, or you could choose between oysters, figs, and hazelnuts?

Well, that’s apparently what theatregoers in Shakespeare’s time could chomp down on. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of these comparatively fancy refreshments in the playhouses.

I think we should pay homage to this delicious tradition and have some kind of banquet with these treats at the next staged reading at Richmond Shakespeare…Alex Wiles, I’m looking at you to help me make this happen…

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Written by Caroline Mincks

January 30, 2010 at 4:17 PM

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