The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0240. Wednesday, 19 February 1997.
Date: Tuesday, 18 Feb 1997 15:01:07 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Burying the Globe
SHAKSPERians might like to know that English Heritage remains firm in
its view that the Globe's remains should be buried permanently, or, as
they say, kept undisturbed 'for future generations'.
Ellen Barnes, the English Heritage officer answerable about the Globe,
told me yesterday that she has told the Heritage Minister, Virginia
Bottomley, that in EH's opinion the Globe remains are safe where they
are, and that they see no reason for further excavation. The idea of
what they call keyhole excavation, digging holes in the thick basement
floor of Anchor Terrace where the foundations of the Globe's stage lie,
is not in what she calls the public interest.
I thought you'd like to know. Her address at English Heritage is not the
aptly named Fortress House in saville Row, but Chesham House, 30 Warwick
Street, London W1R 5RD, and her phone number is 0171-973-3000. The
ministers to write to at the House of Commons are John Gummer, Secretary
of State for the Environment, and the Heriate Minsiter, Virginia