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Elizabethan December1600

Curingthe Bubonic Plague An Interview with William Shakespeare

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Bi ogr a phyof I s a a cOl i ve r

I s a a cOl i ve rwa saf a mousEngl i s h mi ni a t ur epa i nt erdur i ngt heEl i za bet ha n e r a . Thoughhei sc ons i de r eda nEngl i s h pa i nt e r , hewa sa c t ua l l ybor ni nRouen, Fr a nc eona nunknownda t ei n15 56 .Not muc hi sknowna bouthi sea r l yl i f e, ex c e pt t ha thel i ve di nLondon, Engl a ndwi t hhi s mot he ra ndf a t her . Whati sknowni st ha t hewa st a ughtbyanot he rf a mousmi ni at ur e pa i nt e rna me dNi c hol asHi l l i ar df r om whom hel e a r ne dt odr aw i namor e na t ur a l i s ts t yl et ha nhi st e a c he r . Af t erhi s t ut or a geunde rHi l l i ar d, hemar r i e da woma nna me dSa r ai n16 02 ,a tt heDut c h c hur c hi nAus t i nFr i a r s , Engl and.Howe ver , notmuc hi sknowna boutherex c eptt ha t he rf a t he rwa sana r t i s twhohadmany c onne c t i onst ot hea r twor l d.I nhi spr i me , hee ve ni mpr e s s e dKi ngJ a me sIof Sc ot l a nd, whi c hl a nde dhi m as poti nt he ki ng’ sc our ta shi spe r s ona lpai nt e rf ort he r oya lf a mi l yi n1 6 0 4 . Thi si nc l ude dKi ng J a me sI , Que e nAnneofDe nma r ka ndt he pr i nc eofWhal e s . Hee ve nt ua l l ydi e don Oc t ober2 nd,1 61 7ofunknownc aus e s . Af t e rwor ds , hewasbur i e da tt hec hur c hof St . Annei nBl a c kf r i a r s , Engl a nd.Toda y, hi swor ksc a nbevi e we da tt heBr i t i s hAr t Mus e um i nLondon,Engl a nd.


AnInterview WithWilliam Shakespear To da yIs a tdo wnwi t ho neo f t hegr e a tpl a ywr i ght so fo ur t i me , Wi l l i a mS ha ke s pe a r e . Wi l l i a mS ha ke s pe a ri skno wn f o rma nypo pul a rwo r kso f l i t e r a t ur ei nc l udi ng, Ro me oa nd J ul i e t , He nr yVI , a ndMi ds umme rNi ght ’ sDr e a m j us tt ona meaf e w. Be f o r eIge ts t a r t e d, Iwa nt e dt o t a keas e c o ndt ot ha nkMr . S ha ke s pe a r ef o rt a ki ngs o me t i met os i tdo wna ndt a l kwi t h us . De c e mb e r 2 9 t h , 1 5 9 3

S oIh e a rt h a t y o uj u s t r e l e a s e dy o u rs h o r t e s t c o me d yt od a t e , Th eCo me d yo fE r r o r s . Wh a t i s i t a b o u t a n dwh a t wa si t l i k ewr i t i n gi t ? We l l , i t ( T h eCo me d yo f E r r o r s ) i sa b o u t t wos e t so f i d e n t i c a l t wi n s , t woma s t e r sa n dt wos l a v e s , wh og e t s e p a r a t e df r o mo n ea n o t h e r a n dt r yt or e u n i t ewi t he a c ho t h e r . I wo n ’ t g i v ea wa yt o omu c h , b u t wh a t e n s u e si sac o r n u c o p i ao f mi s u n d e r s t a n d i n g s , u n n e c e s s a r y f i g h t i n g , s e d u c t i o n , c l a i mso f i n f i d e l i t ya n de v e na c c u s a t i o n so f b e i n gp o s s e s s e db yu n h o l yc r e a t u r e s( d e mo n s ) . I g o t al o t o f e n j o y me n t o u t o f wr i t i n gt h i sc r a z yt a l ea n dt r i e dt os t r a ya sf a r a wa yf r o mt h en o r ma ss o c i a l l ya c c e p t a b l e .


Sot el lyourmanyf ans ,whatwast heeas i es tf amouspl ayt hat youeverwr ot e? I ’ m af r ai dt hati t ’ snott hats i mpl e .Eve r yoneofmyf amouspl aysandc ome di e swe r eat t hel e as tc hal l e ngi ng,s omet hatIt houghtwe r eal mos ti mpos s i bl et opul lof fands ome t hatIhone s t l yt houghtIc oul dhavedonebe t t e r .Sot oans we ryourque s t i on,Ic an’ tt e l l youwhatwasmye as i e s tpi e c e ,e s pe c i al l ybe c aus eI ’ ms t i l lwr i t i ngne w pl ayst hatI ’ m s ur ewi l lamaze .

Al r i ght ,l et ’ st al kaboutyour wr i t i ngs t yl e.How doesi t di f f erf r om pi ec et opi ec e? We l l ,It r ynott obeaonet r i c kpony; ot he r wi s epe opl ewoul dn’ tc omes e emy wor ksi nt het he at e r .

Sur el yt her emus tbes ome el ement st hatpopupi n mul t i pl epl ays . Ofc our s e ,Iputs e ve r ale l e me nt sf r om pas t wor ksi nt omypl ays .Fore xampl ei nmy t r age di e sands omec ome di e s ,It e ndt ous e al otofdr amat i ci r onyt os e w bot ht hehat e ande mpat hyyou' r es uppos e dt of e e lf or t hec har ac t e r s .Al s oIt e ndt ous es omeof myownwor dst hatIhavemademys e l f .

A pi c t ur ef r om Wi l l i a m Sha ke s pe a r spl a y “ Ha ml e t ” .

Wonder f ul ,butI ’ m af r ai dIonl yhavet i met oas konemor e ques t i on.Canyout el lusaboutanyofyourf ut ur epi ec es ? Ye s ,I ’ mc ur r e nt l ywr i t i ngat r agi cs t or yaboutt wol ove r ske ptapar tbywar r i ngf ami l i e s andt r yt ode f yt r adi t i onandf at e .Ic al li tRome oandJ ol i e t .I ’ m al s ot hi nki ngaboutwr i t i ngat r age dyaboutRome ’ sgr e at e s tl e ade r ,J ul i usCae s ar .

I ’ ms ur eknowi ngyou,t heywi l lbot hbemas t er pi ec esf ort heages . Thankyouf ors i t t i ngdownt ot al kt ous .Goodbyeandgoodl uc k onyournextpr oj ec t s .


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i xYear sago,Queen El i z abet hofEngl andgr ant eda c har t ert oSi rWal t erRal ei gh al l owi nghi mt os ear c hf ornew l and.Hec l ai medRoanokean I s l andf orEngl andandc ont i nued ex pedi t i onst oSout hAmer i c a c l ai mi ngmor el and.Ont hei rf i r s t c ol oni z at i onat t empt ,t heyl i t er al l y l os tt hec ol onybec aus eJ ohnWhi t e l ef ti tt ogets uppl i es ,buthec oul d notr et ur nduet heSpani s h Ar mada.Manypeopl ef r om t hi s c ol onywer el os t ,i nc l udi ngVi r gi ni a Dar e,whom,wast hef i r s tbaby bor ni nt henewwor l d.Theonl y ev i denc eoft hei rl oc at i onwasa t r eewi t ht hewor dCROATAN c ar v edi nt oi t .I naddi t i on,i thas beent heor i z edt hatt hec ol oni s t s j oi nedt heCr ot ont r i be,andl oc at ed about50mi l esawayont he Cr oat anI s l and. Twel v ey ear sl at er ,Ral ei gh s entSamuelMac et ol ookf or s ur v i v or soft heLos tCol ony .Howev er ,nof or malc onc l us i onc oul d bemade,r egar di ngt hel oc at i onof t hec ol oni s t s .Ac c or di ngt ot he gener ali nf or mat i onr el eas e,no t r ac eofc ol oni s t sc oul dbef ound and,t her ewer enodef i ni t es i gnsof af i ghtors t r uggl e.Howev er ,t hi s s t or ydoesnotl i neupwi t ht heone t hatwast ol dt ousbyourc ont ac t whowasont heex pedi t i on.Our c ont ac tt ol dust her ewer emany env i r onment alr el at edpr es s ur es t hatwer eac t i ngupont hec ol oni s t s .Forex ampl e,wheny oul i v e i nac ol onyt her ei sal ac kofc l ean wat erwhi c hc oul dhav epl ay eda huger ol ei nt he

bec aus et hi sex pl or at i oni sbas ed of ft hedr awofgol dwi t hi nt henew wor l d.Noonei sev ent aki ngi nt o ac c ountt hef ac tt hatc r eat i nga newc ol onyi sj us ts et t i ngi t ss el f up f orf ai l ur e;f ai l ur et hatwi l lc r eat ea l os sofl i f e,r es our c esand,s uppor t f orf ut ur ec ol oni z at i on. Thec r eat i onofanew c ol onywi l lnothav eanybenef i tt o QueenEl i z abet hbec aus ei twi l l onl yc r eat emor epr obl emst hati t l lf i x .Thec ol onywi l lopenup “ t her ewer emanyr eas onst he wi mor eoppor t uni t i esf or“ t hr i l l col oni s tmayhav el ef tt hei r s eeker s ”buti twi l lmaket hei rl i v es col ony .” har der .I twi l lt es tt hem,andmor e t hanl i kel yc aus el os si nl i f e.The Forex ampl e,t her ewasal ac ki n t houghtofat t empt i ngt oc ol oni z e manyt hi ngsdur i ngt het i me,f ood, t henewwor l di sabs ur dand,Ido por t abl ewat er ,andmanyot her notwantanypar ti ni t . i mpor t antdai l ynec es s i t i es .I n addi t i on,t hei nc r eas i ngt hr eatof t hes ur r oundi ngI ndi ant r i bes . Howev er ,noneoft hes ei s s ues wher ebei ngac c ount edf ori nt he c r eat i onoft hi snewc ol ony di s appear anc eoft hec ol oni s t s . Nev er t hel es s ,t hes t or ydoesnot s t opher e. I naddi t i on,Ral ei ghagai n at t empt edt oc ol oni z ei nt henew wor l daboutf oury ear sl at er !Can y oubel i ev ei t ,af t eral loft hi sl os s ands uf f er i ng,j us tt ogobac kand doi tagai n?Ac c or di ngt os omeone whowasont hei nv es t i gat i on headedbySamuelMac e,


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Gr umi o’ sQuest i on

Ihavebeenhear i ngt al kar oundmy t ownaboutsomet hi ngcal l eda“l ost col ony”andt hati twasonsome f or ei gnnew l and.Theysayt hati sa l andoff r eedom andoppor t uni t y!So how havet hey“l ost ”t hi sgr eat col ony?

TheBar dsAnswer

Toansweryourquest i onsMr .Gr umi o, Ihavehear df r om t heGr eatSi rWal t er Ral ei ght hati nf actt hecol onyhasnot been“l ost ”.I nst ead,t hecol onyhas j ustmovedt owher evert he “CROTAN”r esi de.Hebel i evest hat t hi si sf actbecause;t heyhavef ound t hewor dcar vedi nt ot hesi deofa t r ee,pert hedi r ect i onsgi vent ot he col oni st sbyMr .J ohnWhi t e.I n addi t i on,Iseeyouhavement i oned t hatyoubel i evet hi scol onywast he pl aceoff r eedom andoppor t uni t y. However ,Ihavebeent ol di ti sj ust t heopposi t e;poorl i vi ngcondi t i ons coupl edwi t hal ackofcl eanf oodand wat er .Per sonal l y,t hatdoesnot soundl i keal andoff r eedom and oppor t uni t y.However ,i fyoucr ave advent ur et henIpr oposeyougof or i t .Imean“I ti snott hest ar st ohol d ourdest i nybuti nour sel ves”.

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TheBoubl eshavebeenshowi ngupon manypeopl ear oundmyt own.If ear t hi smaybet hepl aguemanyspeakof . I fi ti s,whatcanIdot osavemyf ami l y andmysel f ?

TheBar dsAnswer

Wel lSi rAnt hony,Ibel i evet hedi sease i nment i oni st hePl ague.Ihaveseen t hedi seasemanyt i mesbef or e.I fIam t opr oper l yr ecal l ,f ourofmysi bl i ngs di edt ot hi sdi sease,sentbygodf or onl yheknowswhy.Never t hel ess,I havel ear nedt heset hi ngsf r om myr un i nwi t ht hepl ague.Onei si nor dert o pr ot ectyour sel f ,youhavet ogot oyour bar bert oconductr egul arbl oodl et t i ngs. Thi swoul dbei naddi t i ont o,r egul ar l y bat hi ngi nVi negar ,whi chevent hough i sexpensi ve;i ti swor t hyourl i f e. However ,i ff orsomer easonst he r emedi esdonotwor k,donotwor r y. Fi ndanEl i zabet hanDoct orandaskhi m t ol ancet heboubl esandappl ybot h war m but t erandoni ongar l i ct ot he i nf ect edar ea.Godsaveyou,si r !


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