Fiona Horan

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre linocut, limited edition signed original print

£50.00

An original handmade and signed linocut print of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.

Description

An original handmade and signed linocut print of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, by the Thames in London.

This is a variable edition of 50. Printed with oil based inks on acid-free paper by rubbing the back of the paper with a baren and a wooden spoon!

The image is just under A4 in size and is signed and editioned in pencil at the bottom by the artist. It comes ready mounted in soft white with a backing board so all you need to do is frame it and hang it on your wall! It will fit a standard 12″ x 16″ frame (30cm x 41cm – roughly A3). The frame shown in one of the photos is not included but to show how lovely it might look in your house!

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This is an original handmade print, not a digital reproduction. As such, each print is likely to differ slightly from the others, each one is unique. Colours may vary slightly between prints and depending on your computer monitor.

Shakespeare’s Globe was the brainchild of actor Sam Wanamaker and is a reproduction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays. The original Globe Theatre was built in 1599, destroyed by fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and then demolished in 1644. Theatres didn’t have very long life spans in those days!

The modern Globe Theatre opened in 1997. It is considered a reasonably accurate copy of the original, from what we know. Most importantly, it gives the audience a closer experience of Shakespeare’s plays as they would have originally been performed – during daylight, with a possibly raucous audience of ordinary people standing around the stage, and the posh people watching from seats above.

Yes, if you are a standing “groundling”, you may get rained on!

I love the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and remember going there several times during its first season after opening. During a memorable production of Henry V, the weather joined in and there was real thunder and lightning during the battle scenes! And a bit of rain…

Let’s hope we can all get back to enjoying theatre again soon!

A greetings card is available from this print.