Thursday, May 30, 2013
I called in my authority on Elizabethan England this morning. Lettice informed me that there was one person that really deserved the dressing room
She got to thinking about the "boy players". They were the young men that played the parts of women in the late fifteen hundreds and early sixteen hundreds. Women weren't considered equal or intelligent enough to do the task.
I started digging around about the person that she suggested. It was a guy named Alexander Cooke that is said to have originated a lot of Shakespeare's female characters. He is the lucky man/lady that I am going to do the dressing room for.
I don't imagine that he probably had much of a dressing room, but he will have one now.
We are going to give him the dressing room that he deserved and never had.
Lettice informed me that the patterns and furniture in this book would help my quest.
She seems to think that there will be windows...Don't hold your breath, Lettice!
When I got back there seemed to be a bit of a tussle going on between Lettice and Tessie...
I may have to lock one, or both, of them out whilst I work on this box.
They just don't seem to agree on anything. Tessie wants a "real woman's" dressing room...She may be the one to get kicked out.
I can't see myself trying to explain "boy players" to her.....She claims to be 400+ years old.....I guess that's just not quite old enough to remember them.
I am thinking that Lettice will be of more help in this case. At least she is willing to have a discussion about what will be in the box and she can tell me what is right and proper.
I am going back to finish the woodwork and dirty up the corners and such. Oh! And I will be tossing Tessie....If she comes back, I may threaten to put her back in her glass cage for the time being...
See you tomorrow.