London Studies Visit to the Globe Theatre
|All the world's a stage|
Then, as a reward for our good behaviour, we were able to have our promised hot drinks and biscuits in the pleasant quieter surroundings of the Swan Inn before we met our excellent guide for the main part of our programme. She set out the background to the Globe project and details of theatre going in Elizabethan times whilst showing us around local sites of interest including the ferryman's chair, the site of a bear bating pit, the archaeological remains of the Rose Theatre and the site of the original Globe Theatre before we headed back to the current Globe. At the latter she told us both about the protocol for attending the theatre in Elizabethan times as well as details of current situation - both plays and the building itself. In fact this brief article doesn't do justice to the amount of information that she gave in an authoritative and amusing way. She thoroughly justified the very warm applause that she received at the end.
The party then broke up with some going to the exhibition of costumes etc connected with performance whilst others headed home. The end of a thoroughly informative and interesting tour.
Now let's get back in the warm