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Re: New Globe Schedule
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0898.  Sunday, 1 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Patricia Cooke <
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        Date:   Thursday, 28 Nov 1996 09:43:16 +1200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0894  Q: New Globe Schedule

(2)     From:   Andrew J. Gurr <
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        Date:   Thursday, 28 Nov 1996 12:39:01 +0000 (GMT)
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(3)     From:   Carol Light <
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        Date:   Friday, 29 Nov 1996 12:23:01 -0500
        Subj:   Re: New Globe - Performances and Schedule


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From:           Patricia Cooke <
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Date:           Thursday, 28 Nov 1996 09:43:16 +1200
Subject: 7.0894  Q: New Globe Schedule
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0894  Q: New Globe Schedule

>Can anyone advise me on whether firm dates have been established for the first
>season at the new Globe?  I did some quick browsing on the Web site and
>couldn't find the information.

As far as we know down here, the Globe has a Festival of Firsts starting on 8
June 1997 and lasting until 23 June.  These will be big occasion for the final
official Opening, Royals etc.  Special Events, a Ball, and two productions,
known so far as Red Play and White Play.  Most are for specially invited guests
and VIPs and people who have contributed to the project.  No more news of
further seasons, repertory or otherwise, but these will follow hard upon the
Opening  -  we hope!

Their e-mail address is 
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Good luck.
Pat

Patricia Cooke, Secretary & Editor
Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Inc
97 Elizabeth Street Wellington 6001 New Zealand PH/FAX 64 4 3856743

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From:           Andrew J. Gurr <
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Date:           Thursday, 28 Nov 1996 12:39:01 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 7.0894  Q: New Globe Schedule
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0894  Q: New Globe Schedule

The Southwark Globe will be opening on 27 May 1997, with initially two plays,
and later two more run in repertory. The season will end late September. The U.
of Reading web page will be publishing the full performance schedule (and
booking details) shortly.... though the actual plays won't be announced till
the end of December.

Andy Gurr.

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From:           Carol Light <
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Date:           Friday, 29 Nov 1996 12:23:01 -0500
Subject:        Re: New Globe - Performances and Schedule

Barrett Fisher asked a question to which I do not know the answer, but, as an
attorney, that just doesn't stop me.

When I was in London this past summer, I became a Friend of the Shakepeare's
Globe, thus receiving their various quarterly mailings.  No word yet about
schedule, but the fall edition said that they hoped to have the stage re-built
by March of 1997, since the one they were using this summer for their Prologue
Season was a temporary.  The Prologue Season had only one production, and I
don't recall anything being said about a permanent company or rotating
productions quite yet.

As it happened, I was there during the opening week and wasn't able to get
tickets.  Did anyone on this list see the production?  The space was very
exciting -- much more intimate than one would be led to expect -- with no one
really being further than about 50 yards from the stage (due to the steep
stacked stadium seating) .  This Globe has no darkened space and lighted stage
-- productions take place in natural daylight and the space is floodlit at
night, meaning actors and audience can see each other at all times.
Apparently, the London audiences took to participatory Shakespeare with great
relish, cheering, booing, trying to get the actors to engage with spectators.
One of the guides even speculated that the current London dandies would once
again come to the theatre to be seen, since the boxes adjacent to the stage
were as visible to all as the play.

It  will, I think, open up new vistas for actors and audience alike.
 

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