The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0031 Tuesday, 16 January 2007
From: Carol Barton <
Date: Monday, 15 Jan 2007 19:58:01 -0500
Subject: 18.0023 Globe-ness
Comment: Re: SHK 18.0023 Globe-ness
It has always struck me funny that the "new" Globe on Thames is
unrecognizable as anything remotely resembling that, except from the
river---and that it was built several at considerable distance from the
site of the original (now an apartment complex).
Call me a traditionalist, but if you're going to bother to recreate the
bloody thing, at a cost of millions of dollars (pounds-foreign exchange
equivalents), why not do it as accurately as you can?
It was funny, to see the number of bewildered people wandering around
Southwark, looking for wattle and daub where only red brick was visible
to the pedestrian eye.
Why don't they resurrect the submerged (for its own good) Rose instead?
Best to all,
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