Article: 288555 of talk.bizarre
From: (pat)
Newsgroups: bermuda.general,earth.general,,dc.general,,,,alt.religion.shamanism,sci.lang,alt.politics.british,alt.silly-group.persian,talk.bizarre
Subject: Re: The Still-Vex'd Bermoothes...
Date: 30 Nov 1996 21:42:46 GMT
Organization: philisophical consulting
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In article <>, says...
>Tracy Catherine Miller wrote:
>> (Tony) wrote:
>> >Did Shakespeare mean Bermuda when he wrote these words?
>> >Tony
>> >The1&Only
>> Yes.
>> At the time of the writing of the tempest an account of a voyage to
>> the Bermudas was circulating in London. I believe, and it's been 
>> since I read any references to this, that parts of this account are
>> echoed in the Tempest
>> German Santanilla /@ tracy's PC
>This is pretty fascinating - since Shakespeare uses the phrase in one 
>his plays, "and blow hurricanoes" - which I had always thought to be an
>anachronism or something - I had been wondering how the heck the Bard
>had heard of the word Hurricane, which was a Carib Indian word for Evil
>Wind or something like that.
>I had though somehow that Shakespeare came before the discovery of the
>New World, but on looking up his history, I see that he came after
>Columbus. I'm somewhat amazed that he never did any works concerning 

Not enough politcs,  nothing to fight over,  too many diseases,
biting bugs and murderous savages.  europe was interesting to
the average european of 1600,  the Americas were pretty drab,
except to dead-beats, convicts, bigamists and adventurers.

It's why we don't do plays today about love-canal and Anacostia,
far too depressing.