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GlobeWhile looking for something else entirely, I stumbled across this little 1950 British film. It’s clearly an educational thing, devised to give the viewer a taste of the Elizabethan era, and especially of the theatre.

Look at the model reconstruction of the Globe, to see how they imagined the old playhouse long before Sam Wanamaker crossed the Pond with his visions, and even longer before the remains of the Rose were excavated, and all they had to go about were drawings and speculation.

Also, we get a look at the Universities, a courtier’s life, Spenser’s Faerie Queene… A kind of Elizabethan Era in Visual Pills – seen from the Fifties. To hear the commentary you will have to raise your speakers’ volume a good deal.

The thing come from the Huntley Film Archives – which I just discovered, but seems to contain a (searchable) quantity of old footage of all sorts.