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A Roof on the Globe?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0427  Wednesday, 10 May 2006

[1] 	From: 	Jonathan Hope <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 9 May 2006 23:09:11 +0100
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0418 A Roof on the Globe?

[2] 	From: 	Carol Morley <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 10 May 2006 09:06:01 +0000
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0418 A Roof on the Globe?


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From: 		Jonathan Hope <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 9 May 2006 23:09:11 +0100
Subject: 17.0418 A Roof on the Globe?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0418 A Roof on the Globe?

Kathy Dent writes

 >The text of Titus
 >as we have it was not made for indoor playing and I wonder at the 
spurious
 >logic that informs this design choice: it's okay to put a roof on because
 >that's what the Romans did at the Coliseum.

Erm, I don't see why this is spurious logic - when I've watched plays in 
the Globe the sun has been a problem on several occasions.  It seems 
reasonable to experiment (in what is, allegedly, an experimental 
theatre) with something that is suggested by highly uncomfortable 
experience.

Jonathan (sweaty) Hope
Strathclyde University, Glasgow

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Date: 		Wednesday, 10 May 2006 09:06:01 +0000
Subject: 17.0418 A Roof on the Globe?
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0418 A Roof on the Globe?

Dear Kathy,

Surely it's OK to put a Roman arena-style temporary roof on the Globe 
because creative theatre artists aren't a load of hidebound, dusty, 
museum geeks afraid to experiment or, perish the thought, have fun with 
a play's cultural resonances.

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