The Ironies of History

Every once in a while, history lobs up such a softball that you've got to crank it out of the park. To wit, in a discussion of the staging conventions for Elizabethan drama...
After 1600, the bawdy jigs fell into derision and contempt and were only performed at theatres such as the Red Bull, which catered to an audience appreciative of the lowest humor and most violent action.

Carnage and comedy, coming to north Jersey!

(Still can't help being the slightest bit jealous.)

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