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The quest for Shakespeare's Globe /
John Orrell.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
description
xv, [1], 187. [1] p. : ill.
ISBN
0521247519
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Book
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author
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
isbn
0521247519
catalogue key
78926
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book is about the size, the shape and the architectural nature of the Globe playhouse of Shakespeare's time, the most important theatre in English history. The design of the second Globe, and by extension the first, has been a subject of keen debate for many years, fostered by recurrent attempts to reconstruct the playhouse, both in London and Detroit. Professor Orrell here offers fresh ways of looking at some well-known documents and newer evidence. By using detailed diagrams and seventeenth-century panoramas, the author is able to establish the accuracy of Hollar's famous 'Long View' of London, and by reconstructing his methods arrives at an exact measurement of the diameter of the second Globe. These findings document many advances in our hard knowledge of the theatre buildings of Shakespeare's time, to the point where reconstructions may be undertaken with confidence.
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This book is about the size, the shape and the architectural nature of the Globe playhouse of Shakespeare's time, the most important theatre in English history. The author examines detailed diagrams and seventeenth-century panoramas, which enables him to reconstruct the exact measurement of the diameter of the second Globe.
Table of Contents
List of plates
Preface
The topographical glass
The printed panoramas
Looking at the Globe
Measuring the Globe
The plans of the Fortune and the Globe
Seating and capacity
The Globe and the sun
Appendces
Notes
Index
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