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Antarctic Theatricals: The Frozen Farce of Scott's First Expedition


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Leane, E 2003 , 'Antarctic Theatricals: The Frozen Farce of Scott's First Expedition' , Theatre Notebook, vol. 57, no. 3 , pp. 143-157 .

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For over fifty years, a large, frozen heap of rubbish rested against the western wall of Discovery Hut, Ross Island, Antarctica. The hut was constructed in 1902 by members of the 1901-04 British National Antarctic Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott. The men who used the hut -not only those aboard the Discovery, but also members of several later expeditions--had used the western window as a convenient garbage chute.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Leane, E
Journal or Publication Title: Theatre Notebook
ISSN: 0040-5523
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