Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 166. Tuesday, 7 July 1992.
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 1992, 18:42:49 BST
Subject: GLOBES ONE and TWO
It is pretty well known, as Jay L. Halio remarks, that more information
survives about the Second Globe than the First. (The Hollar drawing is of
the later structure.) But the Wanamaker Globe project on the South Bank that
I mentioned in my recent note is definitely aiming to reconstruct the First
Globe. I have just consulted Philip Ormond of the Rose Theatre Trust who
telephoned Pentagram, the architects for the "new" Globe to confirmed this.
They aim to solve the problem of the combustibility of the thatch with "an
embedded sprinkler system and chemical treatment of the straw." The First
Globe was the one with which Shakespeare was most closely associated, and I
assume that this reason lies behind the decision to attempt to rebuild it, if
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