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The quest for Shakespeare's Globe / John Orrell.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
ISBN 0521247519, 9780521247511

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Subjects Architektur.
Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644)
Globe Theatre (Londres)
Globe Theatre.
London -- Globe Theatre.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Theater architecture -- England -- London.
Theaters -- England -- London -- History -- 17th century.
Théâtres -- Angleterre (GB) -- Londres (GB) -- 17e siècle.
Description xv, 187 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Copyright Date 1983.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Contents 1. The topographical glass -- 2. The printed panoramas -- 3. Looking at the Globe -- 4. Measuring the Globe -- 5. The plans of the Fortune and the Globe -- 6. Seating and capacity -- 7. The Globe and the sun.
Geographic Area England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8476318
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Orrell, John.
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