Re: OT ...
- From: Ron Lankshear in Sydney NSW <ronlank@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:16:02 +1100
On 2009-12-23 9:19 AM, Liz Owen wrote:
The trouble with Don's typically acerbic etc is that it tended to take the
harmless fun out of stuff.
Don was fun though
If someone paid half a crown for a seat in a theatre (indoors) in the
first decade of the 17th century, he was probably quite wealthy. Can
Well I like to google for wages - I found- Scottish Glass industry in 1647 - book says wages were high and a skilled drinking glass maker earned 2-5-0d a week and his servitor 15/s
So the theatre would have cost the skilled person a 1/16 of their weekly income. Or the low paid 1/6
Current minimum pay is 5.80 an hour or for 40 hour week 232 pound so a 1/6 is around 40.
Ron Lankshear -Sydney NSW (from London-Shepherds Bush/Chiswick)
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