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Tempest and Oak Island?
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Donald Cameron
2021-04-21 12:32:49 UTC
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Curious parallels between Tempest and Oak Island, it seems. Not so
much that they consider the possibility of recovering Shakespeare
manuscripts on Oak Island. But just the fact that Tempest was written
with historical interest in New World colonies, conflict between
Spanish, French, English, and pirates with treasure to hide. Don't
discover any love interest at Oak Island, which may be an oversight.

Tempest does show marooned ships, as Oak Island probably functioned in
marine supplies and repairs. Some spooky spying going on in both
locations, which seem to be fairly close on the Eastern Seaboard. Both
the play and the "digs" going on at Oak Island involve the trade route
from Europe to South America, and now they are finding existence of a
large wharf at the homestead of the black British "farmer," who was
former military with the British army. My guess is that it will turn
out he was not only a farmer but had military functions.

All in all, it seems the TV series on "Oak Island" is interesting for
following developments, personalities, history, and anyway is much
healthier drama than the ads and politics on other channels. Come to
think of it, Shakespeare would have liked "Oak Island" as a play
setting for many reasons.
marc hanson
2021-04-25 13:35:46 UTC
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Curious parallels between Tempest and Oak Island, it seems. Not so
much that they consider the possibility of recovering Shakespeare
manuscripts on Oak Island. But just the fact that Tempest was written
with historical interest in New World colonies, conflict between
Spanish, French, English, and pirates with treasure to hide. Don't
discover any love interest at Oak Island, which may be an oversight.
Tempest does show marooned ships, as Oak Island probably functioned in
marine supplies and repairs. Some spooky spying going on in both
locations, which seem to be fairly close on the Eastern Seaboard. Both
the play and the "digs" going on at Oak Island involve the trade route
from Europe to South America, and now they are finding existence of a
large wharf at the homestead of the black British "farmer," who was
former military with the British army. My guess is that it will turn
out he was not only a farmer but had military functions.
All in all, it seems the TV series on "Oak Island" is interesting for
following developments, personalities, history, and anyway is much
healthier drama than the ads and politics on other channels. Come to
think of it, Shakespeare would have liked "Oak Island" as a play
setting for many reasons..
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