Appeals: The Shakespeare Globe Trust

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The Shakespeare Globe Trust is an educational and cultural charity committed to rebuilding a faithful replica - in oak, lathe and plaster - of Shakespeare's Globe, on the south bank of the river Thames, in Southwark, London. The site is close to the original Globe playhouse where Shakespeare performed King Lear, Macbeth, Othello and Romeo and Juliet. When completed, the reconstructed Globe will form the heart of an international centre for the study and appreciation of Shakespeare in performance. The trust maintains that the Globe will offer easier and more thorough access to Shakespeare's work performed in the setting for which it was intended. So far the foundations and a lower piazza have been built; two of the oak sections which form the 20-sided tiered theatre have been constructed but are not yet in place. The trust needs to raise some pounds 3m to complete the project; it aims to open the theatre in April 1994.

The Shakespeare Globe Trust, Bear Gardens, London SE1 9EB, telephone 071-928 7710.