Shakespeare's Globe Rebuilt
The rebuilding of the Globe theater (1599-1613) on London's Bankside, a few yards from the site of the playhouse in which many of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, ranks as one of the most imaginative enterprises of recent decades. The realization of the vision of Sam Wanamaker and his architect Theo Crosby, it has aroused intense interest among scholars and the general public world-wide.
Shakespeare's Globe Rebuilt offers a fully-illustrated account of the research that has gone into the Globe reconstruction. Documents of the period, both visual and written, have been explored anew; the techniques of timber-framed building have been relearned; the archaeology of the Globe and the neighboring Rose playhouse has been further evaluated; the decorative practices of Elizabethan craftsmen have been researched; and all this reconciled with the requirements of the actors and the practical and legal restrictions of modern architectural design. The result is a book that will fascinate scholarly readers and laymen alike.
Edited by J.R. Mulryne and Margaret Shewring, first published in 1997
Reissued in this digitally printed version, 2009, 212 Pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-521-59988-7.