A Summer 2003 NEH Institute.
Directed by David Cressy
and Lori Anne Ferrell.



 Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677).
Section from "The long bird's eye view of London," 1647.
Map L85c no.29 pt.1.

This detail from a much larger view of London depicts the second Globe Theatre (1614-1644), built after the first burned down during a performance the previous year. The names of the two Southwark amphitheatres depicted here, the Globe Theatre and the “beere baiting house,” or Hope Theatre, are accidentally reversed probably due to the fact that the view was produced in Antwerp in 1647, three years after Hollar had left England and five years after all the London theatres had been closed by Parliament.

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