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Post by michellemoran » Mon October 6th, 2008, 5:09 pm

At the Globe Theatre? As long as we didn't have to smell any of the smells and could actually understand what they were saying, it would be fun!
HA! That's right SonjaMarie. And we'd also insist on having the "Lord's Rooms", which were cushioned seats near the actors. Although the view was pretty crappy.
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Post by chuck » Mon October 6th, 2008, 6:23 pm

I wonder if Christopher Marlowe was employed by Walsingham?....Was he murdered/accidental death or assassinated? He is definitely a person of interest...Were Shakespeare and Marlowe friends and or just contemporaries? A fascinating character....

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Post by princess garnet » Mon October 6th, 2008, 7:15 pm

pre-20th century Lithuania

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Post by xiaotien » Tue October 7th, 2008, 12:10 am

i'd love to see cleopatra, too.

what did she look like?
how did she carry herself?
how did she speak?

where is the globe theatre?
it's still in london, isn't it?
i should check it out.

i also want to go to hever castle.
i think that's the one where Elizabeth I was
at for some years when she was younger?
i mean now.

and back then, too.
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Post by Ash » Tue October 7th, 2008, 12:27 am

[quote=""donroc""], I suspect we may have some Tartar, Mongol, Turk, Russian, Ukrainian, and Iranian ancestors as well. Which six degrees of separation are where?[/quote]

Oh, I have no doubt. It gets muddied too because depending on the century or decade, I am either Polish, Russian, or Ukranian. Sometimes that changes within the lifetime of one person!

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Post by Divia » Tue October 7th, 2008, 3:29 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I'm reading a book about Flappers right now, definitely an interesting time.

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Could you please give the title of that book :)

I'd like to spend some time in the Alcott house. I'd also like to see how religious Joan of Arc really was. And less glamourous I'd like to see how my grandmother acted when she was 17.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 7th, 2008, 3:35 am

It's nonfiction "Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern" by Joshua Zeitz.

I'm really enjoying it.

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Post by Spitfire » Wed October 8th, 2008, 1:17 am

I would love to attend the first showing of Beethoven's final symphony "Ode to Joy". My favorite musical piece by my favorite composer! :)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed October 8th, 2008, 1:18 am

I love "Ode to Joy"!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed October 8th, 2008, 1:25 am

So many choices! But for one thing, I'd love to have read Dickens's novels in the original serialized versions.
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