Shakespeare's Globe

The Bankside Gates facing the
Thames are a powerful symbol of the international aims of Shakespeare’s Globe. Worked in wrought iron by Richard Quinnell and adorned with motifs crafted by blacksmiths from
all over the world, they reflect
Sam Wanamaker’s founding vision
of an ‘arts centre’ bringing together people of all ages and nationalities.

Today, the gates are a popular
feature at the theatre and Tatham Pearce were asked to produce a
book as a guide enabling visitors
to identify the symbols and their references to Shakespeare, his
sonnets and plays.

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