The Bear Garden, the Globe Theatre
- The Bear Garden, the Globe Theatre
- Title (alt.):
From the Venetian map
- Title (uniform):
Gentleman's magazine (London, England)
Published two centuries after his death, this small print depicts Shakespeare's round, open-air Globe Theater situated on the Southwark side of the Thames River, as well as a neighboring arena, The Bear Garden. Abraham Ortelius' atlas entitled "Theater of the World" provided maps as stage settings for global events. William Shakespeare's theater, aptly named the Globe, was a venue for human imagination and performance not bound by geographic borders or distances. Its motto was "the whole world moves the actor," and its sign bore an image of Hercules carrying the world on his shoulders.
- Misserini, Nicolò, active 1590-1629
- Nichols, Son, and Bentley
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Bear Garden (London, England),
Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644),
London (England)--Buildings, structures, etc--Pictorial works
Published by J. Nichols & Co.
Before page 113 in The Gentleman's Magazine, February 1816. London : Nichols, Son, and Bentley, 1816.
View of the Bear Garden and the Globe theatre, copied from "Londinium Florentissima Brittaniae urbs emporiumque toto orbe celeberrimum" / Nicolo Misserini, 1629; Misserini's view was a copy after Visscher's panorama of London, 1616.
"Gent. Mag. Feb. 1816. Pl. II. p. 113."
Exhibited: "Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2016-2017.
- 1 print : engraving ; 9 x 20 cm
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