Plans have been approved for the reconstruction of London's Globe Theatre.
GV PAN FROM St. Paul's Cathedral across river TO site of new theatre (2 shots)
SV Plaque showing where theatre used to stand
CU's Prints showing frozen Thames and original Globe Theatre in background (2 shots)
CU Portrait of William Shakespeare, TILT DOWN TO model of projected re-construction (2 shots)
SV Model of projected re-construction, ZOOM IN TO CU of Sam Wanamaker talking about the project
TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "Sam, this is the fulfilment of your life's ambition. How have you managed to keep the dream alive?"
WANAMAKER: "Well, because the dream was founded in reality. I always believed that the theatre could be built and that it was wanted by hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, both scholars, teachers and students as well as the general public. Being the most important theatre in the world next to the early Greek theatre and having made the greatest contribution to literature and the stage that any theatre in the world has ever done, I fell that if we could build this theatre it would be an enormous success in terms of education and in terms of general interest throughout the world."
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Background: Plans have been approved for the reconstruction of London's Globe Theatre. The famous Elizabethan playhouse was the venue for performances of many of William Shakespeare's plays.
SYNOPSIS: The new theatre will stand and hundred and twenty five yards (metres) from the site of the original Globe, just across the Thames from St. Paul's Cathedral. It will be part of a complex housing shops, a restaurant and a riverside walkway. At present the site is marked only by a small plaque, but by 1985 the new Globe Theatre should be open, presenting the Bard's works to one thousand people seated, and a further six hundred standing - just as they did in Shakespeare's days. Behind the project is American actor and director Sam Wanamaker.