Punch,  49 (1865), 222.

Shakespeare and Steam



Introduction, Drollery; Drama, Drollery


Railways, Time, Amusement

    Begins by wondering whether William Shakespeare supported 'Railway time', a question that the author thinks will be addressed by the management of the Standard Theatre, which adjoins the City extension of the lines of the North London Railway Company. Presents a new version of a play featuring King Henry I. The constant interruption of the actors by deafening railway noises suggests that Shakespeare's dramas do not accord with railways.

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