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Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Tue May 19, 2020 10:38 pm

William Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London is facing the possibility of permnant closure due to lockdown measures imposed by COVID-19. The original Globe Theater was built in 1599 and burned in 1613. A replica was built on the banks of the Thames in 1997 and is located meters from the original site and the theater is historically accurate with some modern features. It would be very sad to see Globe Theater never reopen and hopefully, funds will come to save the performances.
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Wed May 20, 2020 2:36 am

I was there in 2007 and enjoyed the experience. These are crazy days and the theater may just be another casualty of the virus. Unthinkable in 2007, not so now.
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Wed May 20, 2020 2:47 am

WarRI1 wrote:
I was there in 2007 and enjoyed the experience. These are crazy days and the theater may just be another casualty of the virus. Unthinkable in 2007, not so now.

The Globe Theater has lost a lot of money due to the coronavirus.
 
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Wed May 20, 2020 2:54 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
WarRI1 wrote:
I was there in 2007 and enjoyed the experience. These are crazy days and the theater may just be another casualty of the virus. Unthinkable in 2007, not so now.

The Globe Theater has lost a lot of money due to the coronavirus.



I am sure it has and that is tragic for such a venue which basically relies on tourists such as I was. It was mobbed when I was there.
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Wed May 20, 2020 2:55 am

WarRI1 wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
WarRI1 wrote:
I was there in 2007 and enjoyed the experience. These are crazy days and the theater may just be another casualty of the virus. Unthinkable in 2007, not so now.

The Globe Theater has lost a lot of money due to the coronavirus.



I am sure it has and that is tragic for such a venue which basically relies on tourists such as I was. It was mobbed when I was there.

Do you have any pictures from your visit.
 
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Wed May 20, 2020 2:58 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
WarRI1 wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
The Globe Theater has lost a lot of money due to the coronavirus.



I am sure it has and that is tragic for such a venue which basically relies on tourists such as I was. It was mobbed when I was there.

Do you have any pictures from your visit.


I do not unfortunately, a casualty of wanting to travel light.
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Wed May 20, 2020 9:58 am

I'm sure if they setup crowd funding or have someone walk around their garden the public will give enough money to keep it going. Not that that route should be needed. Some things should be keep going for national heritage reasons.
 
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Wed May 20, 2020 3:43 pm

Why is it not getting funded by the Arts Council?
 
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Wed May 20, 2020 9:54 pm

Reinhardt wrote:
I'm sure if they setup crowd funding or have someone walk around their garden the public will give enough money to keep it going. Not that that route should be needed. Some things should be keep going for national heritage reasons.

Shakespeare is also a very important writer in English history.
 
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Wed May 20, 2020 10:33 pm

I suspect in the financial depression that many such public facilities will close forever as won't be taxpayer's money to subsidies them at a time when it is needed to keep people alive with enough money for food, housing and sharply cut tax revenues.
 
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Thu May 21, 2020 1:47 am

So sad, I visited the Globe ten years ago during my study abroad.

We really need to reopen TF up. NOW!
 
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Sun May 24, 2020 12:26 pm

ltbewr wrote:
I suspect in the financial depression that many such public facilities will close forever as won't be taxpayer's money to subsidies them at a time when it is needed to keep people alive with enough money for food, housing and sharply cut tax revenues.


Well considering the billions they've wasted on Brexit so far and the billions after their screw-up over Coronavirus a few million here and there to preserve things of nation importance and significant history io rather worthwhile in my book. But then I'm not a Conservative MP, the vast majority of who right now are only interested in covering up mistakes and fewer and fewer have any clue about what's really important to the country. But that's probably going towards another topic.
 
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Mon May 25, 2020 2:25 pm

A struggling replica of an old, short-lived theatre in London village isn't of national importance.

Besides, Shakespere is amply covered in place of residence/birth/death, Stratford-Upon-Avon; home to the Royal Shakespere Theatre and RSC.
 
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Tue May 26, 2020 10:24 am

I don't understand Shakespeare. And Romeo and Juliet reminds me of Hindi movies. Not that Goethe's "Werther" was any better. I guess Europeans formerly enjoyed histrionic emotions. Anyway I don't, so I guess I'm o.k. with the closure.
Maybe they could show classic action movies instead? I was thinking of Stallone...
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Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Sat May 30, 2020 9:02 pm

I doubt that they will do 'Rocky'.

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