ISBN-13: 9781461011453 / Angielski / Miękka / 76 str.
The remarkable success of the third Globe is not the full picture. Shakespeare also had a winter, indoor theatre which was the old Dominican hall in the liberty of Blackfriars. It brought in twice the Globe's profits. There is no archaelogy for the Blackfriars, the evidence is secondary and textual. Dr Whitmarsh-Knight began his reconstruction in the 1970s with the size and placement of the stage half way down the hall by 'importing' the Globe stage from the Fortune Contract and adding a passage behind the tiring house wall for the return of players after a trapdoor exit. His conjecture allowed a stage size that proved to be an excellent fit for an indoor stage. Now the remainder of 'the Globe Indoors' is reconstructed with architectural plans for four storeys: namely, the stage and trapdoor; balcony; heavens and special effects levels; and the size and placement of the three gallery levels. These conjectures are argued from Dr W-K's theory that a great window from the old hall was converted into a door arch to an entrance into Dr de Lawne's surgery/apartment. The entrance Dr W-K suggests is like an eighth room to the seven rooms of Dr de Lawne's property. Dr W-K interprets the details of the Burbage contract to allow Burbage to build a second gallery level. With the addition of an internal staircase to the third gallery level these conjectures, in short allow Dr W-K to present architectural plans and a perspective drawing of Shakespeare's indoor, winter Globe which is the Second Blackfriars reconstructed.