Document Types: Artwork; Correspondence; Diaries; Financial and Legal Documents; Interludes; Plays; Prologues and Epilogues; Interludes and Preludes; Playbills; Songs
Description: Archive of almost every play submitted for license between 1737 and 1824. Also includes hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays.
Document Types: Annual Reports; Architectural materials; Around the Globe Magazine; Globe Research; Artwork; Music; Oral Histories; Performance Photographs; Posters; Programmes; Prompt Books; Props; Show Reports; Wardrobe Notes and Jottings
Description: Documents related to the reconstructed Globe Theater. The resource covers over 200 performances through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programs, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a ‘best guess’ reconstruction based on modern scholarship of the 1599 theater of the same name that William Shakespeare part owned, wrote for and played in. The new theater stands not far from the original Globe on London's Southbank. The performance archive shows how productions at the reconstructed Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse were conceived, rehearsed, dressed, marketed, sound tracked, how props were used, how the audiences behaved and the theater history and performance lessons that were observed and learned. The architectural archive contains material on how the reconstruction of the theater was designed and planned and some of the conversations and debates that informed construction decisions.
Document Types: Production Design; Film Script; Prompt Book; Correspondence; Manuscript; Photographs; Play Bills; Printed Books; Music
Description: Provides digital access to prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.