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Re: Southwark/Shoreditch
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0655  Wednesday, 15 July 1998.

[1]     From:   Tony Haigh <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 14 Jul 1998 12:32:21 -0400
        Subj:   Re: Eating in Southwalk & Searching Shoreditch

[2]     From:   Nick Kind <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 14 Jul 1998 17:58:22 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0645  The New Globe 1998


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From:           Tony Haigh <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Jul 1998 12:32:21 -0400
Subject:        Re: Eating in Southwalk & Searching Shoreditch

Visitors to the new Globe might try the George Inn in Southwalk to eat.
An old coaching Inn that was certainly there during Shakespeares time,
but the present seventeenth century building has more to do with Dickens
that with Shakespeare - although what pub in London doesn't?

another question.....

A couple of years ago I was searching through Shoreditch looking for
references to The Theatre (a sign on the mis-named Curtain Street) and
called in to the parish church where Burbage et al are buried.  It was
in a sad state of disrepair and the crypt where many of the the players
are buried was sealed because of various viruses (smallpox, plague etc.)
that might still be active - or so the curate told me.  However, he did
say that English Heritage might be taking over the church and restoring
it  so that the graves of Burbage and his fellow actors might be
accessible to the public.  Does anyone know if this has happened?  Has
anyone been that way recently?

Cheers,
Tony Haigh
Chair, Drama Program
Centre College
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Jul 1998 17:58:22 +0100
Subject: 9.0645  The New Globe 1998
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0645  The New Globe 1998

A brief comment about restaurants in Southwark from a long-time
Londoner: the problem is not so much the lack of good ones as the lack
of decently priced ones. One of the most hyped - and apparently best,
but I can't afford it - restaurants in the UK, the Oxo Tower, is right
nearby, but it is seriously expensive. However, there is a just about
affordable brasserie whose name escapes me in the same building (and
having a similar wonderful view, too).

Best options other than that south of the river are near the National
Theatre on the South Bank.

     Nick
 

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