The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0475 Friday, 31 December 2010
From: Terence Hawkes <
Date: December 29, 2010 6:22:53 AM EST
Subject: The Tower
Has anybody looked carefully at the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford upon
Avon? It's major feature is an enormous Tower which rises 36 metres above the River
Avon. The management says that the Tower offers 'an iconic anchor for our theatres'.
But the theatre has nothing to do with the Tower, and the notion of 'iconic anchor'
is meaningless. In effect, the Tower offers a wholly redundant space. You can go up
and you can go down. And they charge you 2.50 pounds for the privilege.
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