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Re: Globe Query
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0839  Tuesday, 18 April 2000.

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Monday, 17 Apr 2000 18:14:50 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0818 Globe Query

[2]     From:   Joe Conlon <
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        Date:   Monday, 17 Apr 2000 16:24:09 -0500
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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Monday, 17 Apr 2000 18:14:50 +0100
Subject: 11.0818 Globe Query
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0818 Globe Query

Armando Guerra wrote

> A friend and I have finished assembling the parts of a
> small-sized model of The Globe. As we were giving it
> the last touches, we started to wonder if the building
> had been surrounded by other buildings and what
> functions they may have had-only brothels, inns, taverns?

Globe 1: Two houses were already nearby when the playhouse was built and
a tap-house belonging to John Heminges adjoined the playhouse. Nearby
gardens were probably the source of rental income received by the
housekeepers.

Globe 2: Two adjoining houses were built when the playhouse was built
(one of them replacing Heminges's tap-house lost in the 1613 fire).

Globe 3: A modern-art museum and, until recently, the headquarters of
the Central Electricity Generating Board in which a worker watching a
huge dial (marked 49.95 to 50.05) adjusted a single lever to keep the
entire nation's power supply at precisely 50 cycles per second. Any
parallels between this activity and the new theatre are purely
political.

Gabriel Egan

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Date:           Monday, 17 Apr 2000 16:24:09 -0500
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Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0818 Globe Query

I visited Bankside this past August and was looking for just this type
information.  Here's what I found.  The Rose Theater was just across the
street and slightly downriver and closer to the river from the Globe.
The Hope was about 1/2 block further downriver.  The Clink prison was
about a block downriver.  St. Savior's (Southwark Cathedral) is about 2
or 3 blocks downriver.  The wall of The Clink prison abutted the
residence of the local bishop.  There were many surrounding brothels
etc. in the area but I don't know about their specific locations.  About
a block upriver was the Bear Garden.  There are a couple of views of
London on the web that show the Bankside area.

Joe Conlon, Warsaw, IN
 

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