Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

March 13, 2016

Pop Up Globe — The Bard Down Under

Filed under: Buildings,City — paul @ 9:03 am
Pop Up Globe

Pop Up Globe

It took 35 days to erect: a replica of the second Globe Theatre in the middle of Auckland, as the world celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The season from mid-february to well into April, with international stars and many sold out sessions. The construction uses modern scaffolding technology, with plywood, seating up to 900.

A few pictures from a tour of the venue with Edward Bijl.

Read more about it here and here.

Onion Dome

Onion Dome

Pop Up Globe

Pop Up Globe

Our Guide

Our Guide

Pop Up Globe

Pop Up Globe

Rooftop Maintenance

Rooftop Maintenance

2 Comments

  1. Quite a construct. I’d want to see each of those plays… though I wonder about the typo on Much Adoe!

    Comment by William Kendall — March 13, 2016 @ 9:27 am

  2. No typo – the company presenting Much Adoe About Nothing opted to use the original 1623 First Folio spelling! 🙂

    Comment by Pop-up Globe — March 13, 2016 @ 10:03 am

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