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New Open Air Theatre On Site Of Shakespearean Remains

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#1 paplazaroo

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

I wondered if anyone knows anything else about this,

http://www.thestage....heatre-remains/

Sounds interesting, I don't know if it is intending to be like the Globe or like the Scoop but either way with our weather wouldn't it make more sense to build an indoor theatre or if it is outdoor maybe a retractable roof so they can operate all year round?

#2 xanderl

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Could be interesting, or could be a cost-effective way of avoiding Rose Bankside- style protests by putting in a piazza that looks a bit like a theatre ;)
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#3 paplazaroo

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

haha I do love it when property developers are forced to make token efforts

#4 Duncan

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

Far from making a token effort the family firm (surname Bard!) developing the site realised that putting a piece of theatre/London history at the centre of a property development was the key to making it distinctive and thus more commercially successful. The unique historical angle should drive tourist traffic and give it a USP in relation to other similar developments.

You can read about the archaeology of the site here: http://www.museumofl...tainTheatre.htm

#5 xanderl

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

Their approach of involving the Globe is promising at any rate! Will watch this one develop with interest.
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#6 Lynette

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

We gonna see annual reinactment of the demolition of the place and it being carried over the Thames? Might be fun.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

View PostLynette, on 01 February 2013 - 11:04 PM, said:

We gonna see annual reinactment of the demolition of the place and it being carried over the Thames? Might be fun.

The Theatre was rebuilt as The Globe, although The Theatre had a tiled roof which was not replicated at The Globe, presumably to save money. This is all happening on the site of The Curtain, which was where Shakespeare's company performed between losing The Theatre site and the completion of The Globe.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Oh. Well we could find some excuse for a procession surely. Thanks Duncan.




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