Rebuilding Shakespeare's Globe

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Routledge, 1989 - Performing Arts - 197 pages
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Beautifully illustrated with four specially commissioned full-color drawings by Paul Cox and over 50 black-and-white plates, this is the exciting story of the search for Shakespeare's Globe.

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The original Globe theater, for which Shakespeare wrote most of his greatest plays, was burnt down in a fire in the 17th century. It is now being rebuilt on the original site in London and will be ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Andrew Gurr is Professor of English at the University of Reading. Mariko Ichikawa is Associate Professor of English at the University of Tohoku, Japan.

Reid is a freelance theatre lighting designer and lecturer.

John Orrell was born in Kent, England, in 1934. Orrell received a PHD in English from the University of Toronto, and began teaching at the University of Alberta in 1961. Orrell wrote several books, including "The Quest for Shakespeare’s Globe" (0-521-24751-9), "The Theatres of Inigo Jones and John Webb" (0-521-5546-5), "The Human Stage: English Theatre Design 1567–1640" (0-521-30859-3), and "Rebuilding Shakespeare’s Globe" (0-878-30156-9) with Andrew Gurr. In addition to being a teacher and writer, Orrell worked as the advisor to the architect who reconstructed Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. After his death in 2003, Orrell was posthumously given the Sam Wanamaker Award, and was named as one of the 100 Edmontonians of the century.

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