The Bear Garden, the Globe Theatre


The Bear Garden, the Globe Theatre

Item Information

Title:
The Bear Garden, the Globe Theatre
Title (alt.):
From the Venetian map
Title (uniform):
Gentleman's magazine (London, England)
Description:
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.
Artist:
Misserini, Nicolò, active 1590-1629
Publisher:
Nichols, Son, and Bentley
Date:
1816
Format:
Prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Bear Garden (London, England),
Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644),
Theaters--England--London
London (England)--Buildings, structures, etc--Pictorial works
Places:
EnglandLondon
Globe Theatre
Publisher:
London : Published by J. Nichols & Co.
Notes:
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."
Extent:
1 print : engraving ; 9 x 20 cm
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_015726
Call #:
AP4 .G3
Barcode:
30000005817478
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