The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0885. Tuesday, 2 Septmeber 1997.
Date: Thursday, 28 Aug 1997 13:58:18 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 8.0866 The Globe Theater Medallions
Comment: Re: SHK 8.0866 The Globe Theater Medallions
I'm not sure that I'm the best informed to answer your question about
the new Globe's medallions, but I suspect that word of mouth may have
generated a few distortions in the information, so thought I'd try to
help in my own way.
I know nothing of any medallions on the Globe's doors. What we do have
is 134 iron-worked models of creatures named in the plays. They are
fixed on the riverside gates, and do look very handsome. They comprise
different figures, from mermaids to snails, and a few of the named
plants. They were done by blacksmith craftsmen from over forty
countries, who had a forge-in there in April to fix them on. A number of
them can be obtained as photos on postcards sold at the Globe shop (see
the mail order section on Reading U's Globe web
If I see any medallions about the plays around the Globe, I'll alter my
thoughts and let you know.
Best wishes for your project.