Shakespeare's Globe Archive To Be Digitized

Aug 04, 2016

Adam Matthew and London's Shakespeare's Globe announced their collaboration on a digital project: Shakespeare's Globe: Performances and Practicesg>. Included in the agreement are the majority of Shakespeare's Globe's archives, preserved since its opening in 1997.

This new collection, which will include essential material for the study of Shakespeare, literature, theater and performance, will launch in the spring of 2019, in time for the 100th anniversary of the birth of the theater's founder, American film director and actor Sam Wanamaker, in 1919.

Shakespeare's Globe has kept a remarkably detailed archive which not only documents every performance, but also incorporates the designs and plans for the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, as well as material relating to early music, theater history, historical dress, props and the Globe's performance history.