Role of Shakespeare's Globe

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Wednesday 9 January 2002 6.56pm
I am a theatre student at Glasgow University in my final year and as part of my course, am (attempting!) to write a dissertation on Shakespeare's Globe theatre and the role it has in modern theatre and society.

As part of my study I am keen to gain a range of perspectives on the new Globe and thought this website might be a good way to try and gain a local viewpoint.

When Sam Wanamaker was battling to gain support for his project, the new Globe was described as "Elitist, touristic and irrelevant to local needs," [Holderness, 1988] and also disregarded as an "Elizabethan theme park."[Hawkes, 1992]

I would be thrilled to know what anyone thinks about these comments and what you see / enjoy as the benefits of the new Globe, or, alternatively, where your reservations lie about the project.

Thank you very much for your time, I look forward to hearing from anyone who has a few moments to come to my assistance!

Kirsten Holmes

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