Shakespeare Brought Home

A World Apart

Via Wikipedia

Several years ago I visited the Globe Theatre in London and a pop-up Globe in Auckland a couple of years ago.

And yesterday at our Probus Club, the speaker was Dawn Sanders, ONZM QSM. This talented former ballerina and theatre scholar is the founder and  CEO of Shakespeare’s Globe Centre New Zealand. 

The Shakespeare’s Globe Centres are international centres for theatrical education and for the promotion of the Shakespeare’s Globe in London, their nucleus organisation.

via Wikipedia

What had been described as Sam Wanamaker’s impossible dream, Came to fruition in 1996 when the Queen opened the rebuilt Globe Theatre on the South Bank of the Thames, on the site of the original theatre. 

Photo fromThe legacy of Sam Wanamaker by Barry Day June 2019

Sam Wanamaker visited New Zealand in 1990, and the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand was founded in Wellington the following year by Dawn Sanders. She received the 2006 Sam Wanamaker Award for her foundation of this…

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