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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Shakespeare's Globe Theater has called for urgent funding to avoid going out of business due to the "devastating" impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The London venue has been shut since March 20 and has warned MPs it is "critically vulnerable and at risk of closure in the wake of Covid-19." ... the Globe raises 95% of its revenue through ticket sales, guided tours, education workshops, retail and catering - which all depend upon the venue being open to the public.

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The UK government is obligated to keep such a historical landmark afloat.

#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-21 10:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#1

I suspect it will. Eventually.

This notice is part of the dance that has to occur.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-21 10:50 PM | Reply

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-05-21 11:42 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY MADSCIENTIST

Dickens, right?

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-22 12:04 AM | Reply

Nah, Dickens was The Sale of Two -------.

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-05-22 12:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Oh, you mean the guy that wrote David Cop-a-feel.

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-22 12:22 AM | Reply

Wellllllll...its had a good run.

#7 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-05-22 03:03 AM | Reply

It's not unlike our own Grand Canyon. The Brits need those sweet, sweet tourist money drops, without which tourist attractions must rely on taxes to remain open. The Brits, who voted for Brexit, by the way, have the same sort of deficit scolds as as do we.

#8 | Posted by john47 at 2020-05-22 09:41 AM | Reply

No way the Globe Theater shuts down. It is a cultural treasure. It would be like shutting down the Taj Majal or the Pyramids.

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-05-22 02:11 PM | Reply

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