Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London 7″x5″ greetings card

£2.80

Quality greetings card of the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London, based on one of my original linocuts (also for sale!). Measuring 7″x5″ or 178mm high by 127mm wide.

Blank inside for your own message. It comes with a white envelope and cellophane wrap. UK p&p included in price.

30 in stock

Description

A great card for a theatre fan!

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!

Shakespeare’s Globe is a modern reproduction of a theatre of Shakespeare’s day – a unique venue partially open to the elements – giving theatre-goers the chance to experience Shakespeare’s plays as they would have been originally performed, in daylight and with an potentially unruly crowd of “groundlings” standing around the stage. The repertoire is usually pretty varied but, of course, does include a lot of Shakespeare!

The theatre is beside the river Thames in central London. Even if you are not going there for a performance, it makes an attractive landmark whilst walking along the south bank of the river between Tower Bridge and the National Theatre or Westminster Bridge (a walk I recommend – especially with a slight diversion to visit Borough Market!).

Shakespeare’s Globe is the brainchild of American actor Sam Wanamaker. From 1970 it was his goal to restore an exact replica of the Globe to feature plays and a museum. He struggled with the land-owner who favoured building a high rise on the spot – but Shakespeare’s Globe finally opened to the public in 1997.

You may also like my art card featuring a linocut of the Royal Albert Hall in London.