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1 pp. TLS TO DAVID GOTHARD. 1 April 1985.

London: 1985

1 pp. TLS, 295 x 205 mm, lacking the envelope. Inked set of directions in Gothard's hand at top (see below). Fine.

Typed letter, signed by Sam Wanamaker, inviting Gothard to become administrator of the International Shakespeare Globe Centre. At the time, Gothard was under severe pressure from Riverside's public funding bodies to make its programming less 'elitist', and was considering moving on. Wanamaker took the opportunity to approach with this job offer. A meeting was arranged (Gothard wrote the time and directions at the top of the letter), but although the two men got on well enough, nothing came of it. Wanamaker was the driving force behind the rebuilding of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the banks of the Thames at Southwark, although he died in 1993, six years before the project was completed.

Keywords: Sam Wanamaker

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