Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Numbers

The Globe Theatre, the original in the 1600s, had a capacity crowd of three thousand. There were only two hundred thousand people in London at the time so it would take just seventy-five performances before everyone in the city had seen one of Shakepeare's newest.

2 comments:

Cell Phone Pete said...

Not that exciting really. More impressed if it had been somethin like 10 performances.

Stuart Ian Burns said...

Bearing in mind that sometimes there would be two performances a day. In a world without tv or mass publishing that makes this the most popular arts activity with the capacity for everyone to see something within a couple of months. It would take decades for everyone in London to see a West End how in London now.