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Experiences of the theatre in Post-Medieval London

September 21st  

In 1599, Thomas Platter, a Swiss visitor to London, wrote:

“After dinner on the 21st of September, at about two o’clock, I went with my companions over the water , and in the strewn roof-house [?The Globe] saw the tragedy of the first Emperor Julius with at least fifteen characters very well acted.  370 more words

On This Day

In the 50-Year War on Poverty, Bureaucrats Have Won while Both Taxpayers and Poor People Have Lost

We know the welfare state is good news for people inside government. Lots of bureaucrats are required, after all, to oversee a plethora of redistribution programs. 800 more words


Phineas Fahrquar reblogged this on Public Secrets and commented:

We fought the War on Poverty, and poverty and its allies in the bureaucracy won.

Writing in the Sand

Writing in the Sand

Caught in the act,

I was dragged away,

To be stoned,

For the sins of that day.

They tested You;

But, You wrote in the sand. 89 more words

Ronovan reblogged this on ronovanwrites and commented:

A very good poem for today. Much Respect Ronovan

18th and 19th Century: Chinese Festival and the 1754 Riot at Drury Lane Theatre

Drury Lane Theatre became known for many things, and among them a remarkable riot that occurred in November of 1755. The forebodings of it began in the summer of 1755 when David Garrick, an English actor, playwright, and theatre manager, entered into an agreement with the renowned French dancer and balletmaster Jean-Georges Noverre. 81 more words


I will always try to be Ugly...

This morning, I came across a link that was shared by one of my facebook friend. At first, I was a bit hesitant to open what is it about, I’m not willing to read something stinky (so unpleasant smell by just looking at it) before breakfast. 791 more words


Antarctic Sea Ice Extent sets new record, pierces 20 million square kilometer barrier

Sunshinehours reports that the Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for September 19th, 2014 is 20.11297 million square kilometers,
which is 1,535,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 climatological mean. 117 more words

Sea Ice

Phineas Fahrquar reblogged this on Public Secrets and commented:

But wait... I thought the polar caps were melting and the cities would flood! I'm confused! Michael Mann... Al Gore... What's happening? This truth is so inconvenient.