it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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I love Gurr's explanation for the notable briefness of Shakespeare's stage directions, even when compared to his contemporaries: In Will's case, there was no need for elaborate stage directions because the author was standing right there.

Since Elizabethan player troupes, as near as we can tell, more or less directed themselves, all he had to do was grab the miscreant by the ear and drag him to his mark, if he missed it.

That's another bit of fabulous reality. Almost as good as the stick story.
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