(Rossella Lorenzi's article ran in Discovery, 2/12.  Thanks to Pam Green for alerting us to this article.)

Oysters and Crabs, the Popcorn of Shakespearean Theatergoers

Tudor theatergoers snacked on seafood while enjoying plays by Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, according to new evidence unearthed at two theaters in London.

The research, whose details are published by the Museum of London Archaeology in a book called "The Rose and the Globe: Playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark," began in 1988 and focused on two 16th-century famous playhouses: The Globe, home to many of Shakespeare's plays, and The Rose, where many of Christopher Marlowe's plays were first performed.

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/oysters-and-crabs-the-popcorn-of-shakespearean-theatergoers.html

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